New Music – The Go! Team – Semicircle
out 19 JANUARY 2018 on Memphis Industries
The Go! Team were almost huge and then they weren’t! Why was that exactly? They were always a lot of fun. They’re back with a new single and an album on the way early next year. Check it out below, and it includes the Detroit Youth Choir!
There’s no sign of a Dublin Date just yet, but we live in hope.
The Brighton-based melody-obsessed Team leader Ian Parton envisioned a marching band going rogue and chucking away their sheet music to blast out Northern soul stompers, Japanese indie-pop swooners and old-school hip hop jams. But his extensive sample library could only take him so far. So he made a pilgrimage to Detroit – city of Motown, The Stooges, of musical (and actual) revolution – where he hooked up with The Detroit Youth Choir.
Parton: “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.”