THE GO! TEAM ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE ‘BLOWTORCH’
LIVE SHOW: 17TH JUNE AT VILLAGE UNDERGROUND
NEW ALBUM THE SCENE BETWEEN RELEASED 23RD MARCH ON MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES
Thunderous drums, duelling sitars and jangling guitars with a blast furnace melody: this is ‘Blowtorch,’ the lead single from The Go! Team’s highly anticipated forthcoming album (single released 6th April).
Says band leader Ian Parton: “I wrote ‘Blowtorch’ on an acoustic but when it came to the recording I had the idea of building it from chords from loads of different sources, so say the G chord was a second sample from one song, the D chord from totally different kind of song and it went on – the process of layering all these turned it into a wall of sound. Combined with vocals from Sudden Ensemble and Vinyl Tiger’s singer Doreen Kirchner it became this kinda bratty, super melodic thing”.
The Go! Team has also announced the first – and so far the ONLY – show of the year at Village Underground in London on 17th June. Tickets go on sale Thursday 12th Feb. Ian, Sam and Ninja from the classic Go! Team line up will be joined by Simone Odaranile (drums), Cheryl Pinero (bass) and Maki (guitar and vox).
The Go! Team recently announced The Scene Between, the band’s first album in 4+ years, which will be out 23rd March via Memphis Industries. The Scene Between sees Ian Parton going back to The Go! Team’s roots: he wrote, performed, and produced the entire album himself, with the help of singers from around the world. With a heavy focus on melody and with samples treated as instruments rather than the basis for the songs themselves, The Scene Between is one of the finest albums in The Go! Team catalogue yet.
Praise for The Scene Between + The Go! Team:
“…if you don’t have a smile on your face by the time they hit the second chorus, it may be time to get a new face.” (4/5 Stars) –Rolling Stone
“the brightly cheery, sample-heavy title track sounds like prime Go! Team…” – Stereogum
“…a hook-heavy pop song packed with samples and luminous melodies.” – The Times
“hotter than the sun” – NME
The Scene Between is available for pre-order now on CD, pink vinyl and download at www.thegoteam.co.uk and via iTunes with an instant download of ‘Blowtorch’ and its title track HERE.
iTunes pre-order (with instant downloads of ‘Blowtorch’ and ‘The Scene Between’) http://smarturl.it/scenebetween