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The Go! Team

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Brighton, United Kingdom (2000 – present)

The Go! Team are a Brighton, United Kingdom-based six piece band (with two drummers) whose songs are a mixture of action theme songs, cheerleader chants, guitars and early , with a hint of ’70s . On record their songs are often pieced together largely from samples, although live the songs are performed mostly with live instruments.

Founder Ian Parton, born in Wales, was previously involved in a band called dig the slowness. The band is split 50/50 by gender, with a female frontwoman Ninja, drummer (Chi Fukami Taylor), and multi-instrumentalist (Kaori Tsuchida, who replaced Steidinger in Autumn 2005).

Initially The Go! Team was ostensibly a solo project for documentary film director Ian Parton, whose debut release was the “Get It Together EP”, released in 2000 by Leicester-based Pickled Egg Records. This received airplay from legendary DJ John Peel, but following this, legal wrangles meant that it would be another three years before their next release, the “Junior Kickstart” EP in 2003.

Their album “Thunder, Lightning, Strike” was released on the Memphis Industries label in September 2004, and has received widespread critical acclaim. In 2005 it was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, which coincided with the international release of a “legal” version of the album wherein samples which could not be cleared for use had to be removed.

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  • BrokenTel

    New album is pretty dope. Her Last Wave is the best.

    Yesterday 5:16am Reply
  • pondrafi

    this is pretty good!

    16 May 6:22am Reply
  • cedarpoint13

    New album is absolutely delightful, my personal summer record this year. Too bad it's been ignored for the most part by most sites I've visited.

    22 Apr 1:43am Reply
  • mellohippo

    They're geniuses of melody and catchy hooks.. Just listening to the new album and cannot stay in my pants!

    4 Apr 9:32am Reply
  • AlkalineRaven

    New album sounds a little bit like an average Indie Rock band record, but still it really decent and keep growing with every listen.

    31 Mar 8:40pm Reply
  • bynnda

    The new album sounds like St Etienne.

    31 Mar 10:03am Reply
  • R-Mac

    (the new album, i mean. i ain't no go! team new jack. been listening to them since they came out)

    29 Mar 1:22pm Reply
  • R-Mac

    very belle and sebastian/apples in stereo and i love love love it

    29 Mar 1:21pm Reply
  • to_matt

    im just waiting for a second titanic vandalism. ill never lose hope.

    28 Mar 4:50pm Reply
  • c0rdell

    i honestly have no idea who this band is but a lot of my last.fm friends play them a lot. might check them out

    26 Mar 8:11pm Reply
  • RadioheadSnob

    The new album is sunshine on a CD.

    22 Mar 7:52pm Reply
  • Candlewhack

    So good!

    17 Mar 2:12pm Reply
  • jahyuck

    Disappointed with the new songs.. I loved Blowtorch, What D'You Say, and title track, but I can't get into rest of the songs except Waking the Jetstream

    17 Mar 5:40am Reply
  • NLittleFish

    Album has leaked.

    16 Mar 3:13pm Reply
  • NLittleFish

    For all of their new songs, it took a few listens to really get "addicted" to them like I have their previous work. But of the three new songs that have come out, I have loved all of them. You can stream each of the new tracks off of NPR's web site, but I would rather my first impression of their new album not be done at work (Which is where I'm at now). Here is the NPR playlist if anyone wants to listen to it right now: http://www.npr.org/2015/03/15/391915953/first-listen-the-go-team-the-scene-between#playlist

    16 Mar 2:05pm Reply
  • Amnesius

    Hope it's a grower I guess.

    16 Mar 7:57am Reply
  • Amnesius

    Listening for the first time... fingers crossed for another severely righteous feel-good action time album go!

    15 Mar 11:51pm Reply
  • NLittleFish

    What a wonderful thing to wake up to! "The Scene Between" is awesome! Welcome back!!!!

    15 Jan 1:12pm Reply
  • Jcool0

    New single! https://soundcloud.com/memphisindustries/the-go-team-the-scene-between

    6 Jan 9:14pm Reply
  • NLittleFish

    They released another few second loop of what is probably a new song! Check their YouTube page for future updates (Probably)!?!?!

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
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