Mog
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Mog

Canberra, Canberra, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Canberra, Canberra, Australia | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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Discography

Nine (album) 2009
Love Sux (single) 2009
Seldom Seen (album) 2010
Faux (EP) 2012
Travel Light (album) 2014

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Something different, yet accessible. Mog's songs are mostly alternative rock, with a pop twist.

It's a modern style in which melody is king. Mog's songs are evocative and edgy, featuring a unique blend of angst, wit and insight.

Mog was a Grand Prize Winner in the prestigious 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, a Winner in both the 2010 and 2012 Great American Song Contest, and a Winner in both the 2009 and 2010 100% Music Songwriting Contest (France/UK).

Mog was a finalist winner in the International Songwriting Competition in both 2007 and 2008 - to quote the New York Times, this "is the songwriting competition to take note of".

Bright White Teeth is played on Australia's nationwide Triple J radio network, who've praised "the power of the driving verses and catastrophically catchy chorus" proclaiming "it's an anthem".

Mog's successes include:

> TV placement - CBS' "CSI: NY", Season 6 Episode 20 - aired 6 May 2010 (US)
> TV placements - E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" - aired 9 October 2011 and 29 August 2010 (US)
> TV placement - MTV's "Challenge:Rivals II" - aired 31 July 2013
> TV placements - Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club" - aired 16 April 2012, 8 & 15 October 2012 (US)
> In-flight placement - Virgin America - June to October 2011 (US)
> TV placements - PBS' "Roadtrip Nation" - October/November 2011 (US)
> TV placement - E!'s "Married to Rock" - aired 28 November 2010 (US)
> TV placement - MTV's "The Real World: New Orleans" - aired 21 July 2010 (US)
> TV placement - Foxtel's "W Channel" commercial - aired May 2010 (Aust)
> TV placement - E!'s "Spin Crowd" - aired 21 February 2010 (US)
> TV placement - MTV's "The Real World: DC" - aired 13 January 2010 (US)
> Grand Prize Winner - 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest (US)
> Winner - 2010 & 2012 Great American Song Contest (US)
> Winner - 2009 & 2010 100% Music Songwriting Contest (France)
> Finalist - 2011 & 2014 UK Songwriting Contest (UK)
> Finalist - 2007 & 2008 International Songwriting Competition (US)
> Finalist (x2) - 2014 Great American Song Contest (US)
> Finalist - 2013 Song of the Year Songwriting Contest (US)
> Finalist - 2010 & 2012 Musicoz Awards (Aust)
> Nominee (Rudy Brandsma Excellence in Songwriting Award) - 2011 Australian Songwriters Association Contest (Aust)
> Finalist (Top 5) - 2009 Great American Song Contest (US)
> Finalist - 2009 Mike Pinder's Songwars Songwriting Competition (US)
> Finalist - 2008 & 2010 Great American Song Contest (US)
> Finalist - 2009 100% Music Songwriting Contest (France)
> Finalist - 2008 Independent Singer-Songwriter Association Song Contest (US)
> Finalist - 2009 & 2011 Australian Songwriters Association Song Contest (Aust)

Bright White Teeth was again recently praised by JJJ for its "classic indie rock sound and structure that echoes early REM". Mog was also a featured artist on JJJ's Unearthed podcast during which Caz Tran commented: "this fella knows how to put a song together; the structure is very defined and the singing is purposeful - Mog is a guy who's got stuff to say".

In early 2012 Triple J's 'The Good Doctor' described All Good as a "bloody lovely song".

In 2011 RiotACT said they "can't get enough of this old school indie rock - five stars".

Mog's first album "Perfect Unreality" was described as a fine collection of tales (BMA), while his follow up album "Nine" was released in 2009 to critical acclaim - "great album (and) mix of sounds and subjects, criticism and generosity" (Seeing Eye).

His second album "Seldom Seen" was released in September 2010 and attracted plenty of attention with two of its songs winning songwriting competitions.

Mog then released an EP, "Faux", in May 2012 which spawned one song that won a song contest.

Mog's new album, "Travel Light", is due for release in August 2014.

Mog has now written a lot of songs, with many more tunes in the making.

The future? Mog will keep writing and playing good songs - watch this space... 

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