The name sounds oriental, but the band members, who are registered as post rockers, simply come from Glasgow, Scotland.

Where does band name Mogwai come from - Mogwai_mohawk - GremlinsThe name Mogwai refers to the rare creatures acting in the Gremlins films. They are fluffy, cute and very inquisitive.

Yet the band is somewhat ambivalent when it comes to this statement.

Guitarist Stuart Braithwaite has said in an interview that the band name has no particular meaning.

'We always intended on getting a better one, but like a lot of other things we never got round to it.'

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