Pow is the new single from The Go! Team. Jump ready rhymes from frontwoman Ninja team up with a flute free-for-all, a snare and floor tom locked groove and a hypnotic flatwound bassline. It’s a red alert in rhythm, music for putting glide in your stride. “Get, Get, Get on up” – it’s the forward frequency. Pow taken from their newly announced album Get Up Sequences Part One set to be released via Memphis Industries on 2 July 2021.
Main songwriter Ian Parton says of Pow : “I’ve always been interested in flipping between sections within the same song – a bit like channel hopping. This track channels Curtis Mayfield one second, soaring Mellotron strings the next. Ninja’s old school rapping rubs shoulders with dive bombing guitars – The Go! Team’s always been about the difference between things”.
On ‘Get Up Sequences Part One’ the Team (Ian, Ninja, Nia, Simone, Samand Adam) have created a musical world distinctly of their own making. A place where routine is outlawed and perfection is the enemy. Where Ennio Morricone meets the Monkees armed with flutes, glockenspiels, steel drums and a badass analogue attitude. We’re talking widescreen, four-track, channel hopping sounds that are instantly recognisable. Read more about Get Up Sequences Part One plus some personal Go! Team recollections in the Don Letts penned bio HERE.
The recording of the album was a tough process for main man Ian Parton as he elaborates:
“I lost hearing in my right ear halfway during the making of this record. I woke up one Thursday in October 2019 and my hearing was different in some way – it fluctuated over a few weeks and at one point everything sounded like a Dalek. I seem to remember listening to music was bordering on unbearable. Over time it settled into just a tiny bit of hi end being audible on my right side. I thought the hearing loss was from playing music too loud over the years but it turns out I was just unlucky and it was a rare condition called Menieres. It was traumatic to keep listening to songs i knew well but which suddenly sounded different and it was an odd juxtaposition to listen to upbeat music when I was on such a downer. The trauma of losing my hearing gave the music a different dimension for me and It transformed the album into more of a life raft.”
Get Up Sequences Part One is available to pre-order as a limited edition Dinked version which comes on an alternate exclusive eco mix 100% recycled lucky dip colour vinyl version and signed, hand numbered Go! Team slogan screen print. Click HERE for the goods.
Exclusive Get Up Sequences Part One bundles are also available from The Go! Team store including limited signed edition turquoise vinyl, Get Up Sequences T shirt and A3 screen print.
Go HERE for these.
Finally, exclusive signed yellow vinyl is available from Rough Trade along with tickets to a virtual Q+ A with Don Letts on 6th July. Click HERE for that.