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The Go! Team Share New Song “Mayday”

Semicircle Due Out January 19, 2018 via Memphis Industries

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British sample-wizards The Go! Team are releasing a new album, Semicircle, on January 18 via Memphis Industries. Previously they shared its first single, “Semicircle Song.” Now here’s another song from the album, the exuberant “Mayday.” Listen below via Stereogum (who premiered it).

Parton had this to say about the song to Stereogum: “I’ve always wanted to do a song with Morse code in it and when I hit upon the idea of applying a mayday distress signal to love problems I was surprised it had never been done before. Once you got that idea you can really lay on the metaphors: ‘hit by a category 5,’ ‘sinking fast in the sea I cried,’ ‘come in - do you read me.’ I’ve always loved those soul songs which equate boy trouble to emergencies - pure Shangri-Las style melodrama, backcombed to oblivion.”

Semicircle 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.

The band’s last album was 2015’s The Scene Between, which was essentially an Ian Parton solo project. A previous press release laid 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.

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 *
02/22 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
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

* with GURR

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