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The Go! Team

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Getting to Know (All The Ways We're Wrong for Each Other) The Go! Team 03:51
Look Away, Look Away The Go! Team 03:45
The Me Frequency The Go! Team 03:56
Stay and Ask Me In a Different Way The Go! Team 03:16
Divebomb The Go! Team 03:22
Whammy-O The Go! Team 02:59
Train Song The Go! Team 04:17
But We Keep On Trying The Go! Team 03:25
Sock It To Me The Go! Team 03:23
Baby The Go! Team 05:41

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Mashing together noisy Sonic Youth-inspired guitars, old skool hip-hop
samples, jazz piano lines and funky 1970s movie soundtracks, The Go! Team were
a highly infectious collision of sound and chaos since first forming in
Brighton in 2000. Originally the experiments of guitarist Ian Parton, who began
splicing together obscure nuggets from his record collection into primitive
indie-electro soundscapes, the band developed into a six-piece, led by the
bubbling enthusiasm of front-woman Ninja (born Nkechi Ka Egenamba), a Londoner with a Nigerian father and
half-Egyptian mother, and were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize for their
debut LP, 2004’s Thunder, Lightning, Strike. Full of colourful,
explosive, good-natured spirit they sampled acts as diverse as Motown greats
The Supremes, indie shoegazers The Teardrop Explodes, and Nancy
Sinatra into their own unique sound, and became festivals favourites in Europe
with singles such as “Bottle Rocket” and “Ladyflash”. Their next
album, Proof of Youth, was equally chaotic and 2011’s Rolling
Blackouts
featured guest appearances from Satomi Matsuzaki of Deerhoof and
Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast. Family commitments within the band limited
their activity over the years, but they did reform for The Scene Between
in 2015 and again in 2018 with fifth studio album Semicircle, mixing
samples, live band recordings and an array of special guests, including hip-hop
legend Chuck D, electro diva Solex and Bonde do Rolê ex-singer Marina Ribatski.

The began the new decade in 2021 with Get Up Sequences Part One, and
proved that a three-year break did not dilute their popularity when the album
went top 5 on the UK Independent Albums chart.