I had intended to post this up... maybe 4 or 5 months ago, but I've been slacking. Sorry.
Thought & Memory are a currently active (as of 2011) instrumental band, that does have a bit of an influence of both the heavier and more introspective aspects of Mogwai, as well as the sludginess of Sleep. The band is made up of Conor Hickey on Guitar, Scott Brown on Guitar, Dave Friedreich on Bass and Mike Hegarty on Drums. The band has two releases out so far; a CD EP called "Time" and a two-song Tape called "Tape"
I'm not sure what the recent attraction to tapes is. I don't get it. Does anyone still have a tape deck in their car?
Anyway, the band is awesome. Conor has also served as guitarist briefly for Wiretap Crash, and still is the guitarist for Deep Pockets while Dave plays guitar in the ska punk band TheNix86 and plays bass for Censors.
I'm adding a post-script here. The band just broke up during the first week of June 2011.
Check out the band's stuff here:
THOUGHT & MEMORY:
MORE LINKS ON THE BAND: