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The Go! Team Announce New Album and Tour Dates, Share “Semicircle Song”

Semicircle Due Out January 19, 2018 via Memphis Industries, Album Features Amber Arcades

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British sample-wizards The Go! Team have announced a new album, Semicircle, and shared its first single, “Semicircle Song.” Semicircle is due out January 18 via Memphis Industries. The album features two key members of the original live band lineup that toured the band’s acclaimed debut album, 2004’s Thunder, Lightning, Strike. Ian Parton is the main creative force behind the band, but brought back guitarist Sam Dook and rapper Ninja for Semicircle. Check out “Semicircle Song” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art. The band has also announced some tour dates, which are below too.

Parton had this to say about the song: “With ‘Semicircle Song’ I was trying to take the Technicolor 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 recognizably The Go! Team but unlike any song we’d done before.”

The band’s last album was 2015’s The Scene Between, which was essentially an Ian Parton solo project. A press release lays out the lineup for Semicircle: “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.”

Semicircle also features the Detroit Youth Choir. The album comes in various formats, including a limited edition neon pink vinyl LP, a cassette, limited edition signed screen-printed test pressing, CD, and download.

Semicircle Tracklist:

01 Mayday
02 Chain Link Fence
03 Semicircle Song
04 Hey!
05 The Answer’s No - Now What’s the Question?
06 Chico’s Radical Decade
07 All the Way Live
08 If There’s One Thing You Should Know
09 Tangerine / Satsuma / Clementine
10 She’s Got Guns
11 Plans are Like a Dream U Organise
12 Getting Back Up

The Go! Team Tour Dates:

02-09 Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor
02-10 Leeds, UK - The Wardrobe
02-11 Brighton, UK - The Haunt
02-15 London, UK - Electric Ballroom
02-16 Newcastle, UK - Riverside
02-17 Manchester, UK - Gorilla
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

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