The Go! Team share new Single "Pow", preceding their new album Get Up Sequences Part One out July 2nd
via Memphis Industries.
In March, The Go! Team returned with their first new music since 2018's SEMICIRCLE, sharing their well-received single "World Remember Me Now" as part of the announce of their album Get Up Sequences Part One, which is set to be released via Memphis Industries on July 2nd. Today the band are sharing a second single from the album, a track entitled "Pow," on which jump ready rhymes from front-woman Ninja team up with layered flute samples over a snare and floor tom locked groove and a hypnotic bassline.
“I’ve always been interested in flipping between sections within the same song - a bit like channel hopping,"
says The Go! Team's main songwriter Ian Parton of the single.
"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, Sam and 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.
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.”
"Pow" is out now on Memphis Industries. Get Up Sequences Part One is out on July 2nd on Memphis Industries. Pre-order from their store here.