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