The Go! Team are ready to share some new material.
The band previously announced a batch of live shows, with new album 'SEMICIRCLE' set to follow on January 19th.
Leader Ian Parton travelled to Detroit during the recording process, and the Motor City plays a huge role when informing the direction material would take.
Guests on the album include Annelotte de Graaf / Amber Arcades and original member Ninja, with the Detroit Youth Choir appearing on the title track.
'SEMICIRCLE' is online now, a bold, technicolour, horn-propelled, interstellar beast. Ian Parton explains:
"With 'Semicircle Song' I was trying to take the technicolour feel of a marching band into a more psychedelic place, reclaiming that sound from patriotic or sporty bullshit and harnessing its toughness and power. Brass which takes your head off, bouncy xylophones, offbeat handclaps and toms hopping in the gaps – I hoped it would be recognisably The Go! Team but unlike any song we'd done before."
"Something more about the space between the notes. But when the notes hit, you make them count. Vocals were laid down by a bunch of teenagers in Detroit, which is a musical mecca for me. In the middle 8 I thought it would add a kinda interstellar cheekiness if they each introduced themselves, and their star sign."
Tune in now.
Catch The Go! Team at the following shows:
9 Glasgow Oran Mor
10 Leeds Wardrobe
11 Brighton Haunt
15 London Electric Ballroom
16 Newcastle Riverside
17 Manchester Gorilla
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