The Go! Team

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The Go! Team return with new single ‘Semicircle Song’ on 1 December, the first taster from their new album ‘SEMICIRCLE’ out 19 January 2018 on Memphis Industries.

The ebullient heart warmer ‘Semicircle Song’ was recorded by The Go! Team in Detroit. Team lead Ian Parton says of the song:

“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 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 – 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”.

The Go! Team have always been cheerleaders for a better world – an outpouring of collective joy in the face of small-mindedness and dismal careerism. They rejoice in the unifying urges and the chance encounters between cultures that lead to something new. They’re a band who still have faith in the power of music to make things better. Now more than ever, we need The Go! Team.

‘SEMICIRCLE’ will also feature contributions from live team members Ninja and Maki plus Utrecht indie rocker Amber Arcades.

The Go! Team are on tour in 2018. Dates below and tickets on sale now from www.thegoteam.co.uk:

9th Feb 2018 – Glasgow, UK, Oran Mor

10th Feb 2018 – Leeds, UK, The Wardrobe

11th Feb 2018 – Brighton, UK, The Haunt

15th Feb 2018 – London, UK, Electric Ballroom

16th Feb 2018 – Newcastle, UK, Riverside

17th Feb 2018 – Manchester, UK, Gorilla

24th Mar 2018 – Los Angeles, USA, Teragram Ballroom

25th Mar 2018 – San Diego, USA, Casbah

27th Mar 2018 – San Francisco, USA, Independent

29th Mar 2018 – Portland, USA, Doug Fir

30th Mar 2018 – Seattle, USA, Neumos

31st Mar 2018 – Vancouver, USA, Fox

03rd Apr 2018 – St Paul, USA, Turf Club

04th Apr 2018 – Chicago, USA, Lincoln Hall

06th Apr 2018 – Detroit, USA, El Club

07th Apr 2018 – Toronto, CA, Mod Club

09th Apr 2018 – Boston, USA, The Sinclair

10th Apr 2018 – New York, USA, Le Poison Rouge

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