“Mayday” by The Go! Team

The Go! Team have released a new video for “Mayday” — the Morse code inspired track off their latest release Semicircle. James Slater, “Like most of The Go! Team videos I’ve made, it’s a full-on, coffee-fueled collage of mixed media. This one is a collision of stop frame animation, archive flood disaster footage, rotoscoped singers, and a crestfallen girl, who are all framed behind a storm of paper tears.” Billboard says, “Complete with a little extra soul infused from bandleader Ian Parton’s extended trip to the city of Motown, the band’s infectious exuberance is sure to help clear away those tears.”

The Go! Team’s headlining 2018 North American tour kicks off with a show at LA’s Teragram Ballroom on March 24th and ends with a performance at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge on April 9th.

Unlike the group’s 2015 The Scene Between – which was essentially a solo project that followed the dissolution of the previous Go! Team line-up – SEMICIRCLE finds Parton collaborating with current live players Simone Odaranile (drums) and Angela ‘Maki’ Won-Yin Mak (vocals), as well as two original members, guitarist Sam Dook and rapper Ninja. Annelotte de Graaf (aka Amber Arcades), previous collaborator Julie Margat (aka Lispector), and a crew of unexpected musicians feature throughout. Ian is keen to emphasize that the vibrant utopia he and his cohorts have conjured up on their fifth album is not an escapist fantasy but a potentially achievable goal. “It’s about reminding yourself of the good things in life,” he says. “We don’t want to be dumbly optimistic and say, ‘Hey, isn’t everything great!’ but there’s something to be said for just getting on with it, for getting organized and not letting the fuckers get you down. Party for your right to fight!”

The Go! Team 2018 Tour:
* with GURR
# with Neon Saints Brass
+ with The Daniel Wakeford Experience

02/09 – Glasgow, UK @ QMU *
02/10 – Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe * SOLD OUT
02/11 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt *#
02/15 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom *+
02/16 – Newcastle, UK @ Riverside *
02/17 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla * SOLD OUT
02/22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
02/23 – Dunkirque @ Les 4 Ecluses
02/24 – St Malo @ Route Du Rock Festival
03/02 – Cologne, DE @ Gebäude 9
03/03 – Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher
03/04 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
03/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
03/25 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
03/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
03/29 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
03/30 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
03/31 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox
04/03 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
04/04 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
04/05 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
04/06 – Toronto, ON @ Great Hall
04/08 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
04/09 – New York, NY@ Le Poisson Rouge