Brighton’s Go! Team return with new single “Semicircle Song” out on 1 December on long term label home Memphis Industries. Semicircle Song is taken from The Go! Team’s new album SEMICIRCLE due 19 January.
These are dark and difficult times. We don’t need some chancer with an acoustic guitar and a series of concerned hashtags to tell us that. What we need is a band to believe in, who stand for something other than naked careerism, who give us a rock to cling to on stormy days. A band who still have faith in the power of pop music to transform the world, who dream in technicolour, who see beauty in the little things, who shun tepid perfection, who rejoice in the mistakes and the chance encounters that lead us somewhere new. Who remind us what it was like to be young and naive and idealistic and in love. Who throw everything into the pot to create music that is joyfully, effervescently alive. Now more than ever, we need The Go! Team.
It’s no secret that The Go! Team is the brainchild of one man, Brighton-based melody obsessive Ian Parton. But its membership has never been exclusive: at one time or another, The Go! Team has included on its squad-sheet everyone from Deerhoof to Chuck D to a legion of undiscovered Soundcloud singers. Unlike the group’s previous album, 2015’s The Scene Between â€“ which was essentially a solo project, following the dissolution of the previous Go! Team line-up â€“ Ian began work on their fifth album “SEMICIRCLE” with the vital input of current live band players Simone Odaranile (drums), , Angela ‘Maki’ Won-Yin Mak (vocals and guitar) and original Team members Sam Dook (guitar) and Ninja (irrepressible rapping).