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Albums Of The Week: The Go! Team | Get Up Sequences Part One

The Brit sextet keep it sweet, vibrant, upbeat & irresistible on their sixth studio set.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:The Go! Team return with their new album Get Up Sequences Part One. On this sixth full-length release, Ian, Ninja, Nia, Simone, Sam and Adam have created a musical world distinctly of their own making. A place where routine is outlawed and perfection is the enemy. Where Ennio Morricone meets The Monkees armed with flutes, glockenspiels, steel drums and a badass analogue attitude. We’re talking widescreen, four-track, channel hopping sounds that are instantly recognisable.

In The Go! Team’s world, old’s cool, the future’s bright and melody is the star. Just check the second cut Cookie Scene — with a bouncing flute and junk shop percussion, it introduces guest rapper Indigo Yaj, who delivers an old-school vocal that continues this sonic trip. Pow channels Curtis Mayfield and when the inimitable Ninja enters stage centre in full flow, you don’t stop, you won’t stop to this flute-driven free for all.

To demonstrate the aforementioned ‘old is cool’ manifesto, the ‘needle-in-the-red’ I Love You Better offers a defiant message to an ex-love, spelling out exactly how he’s fucked up — and then there’s those steel drums. Following that comes the soda-fountain soul of A Bee Without Its Sting, a groovy protest song that makes its point with a tambourine — hey, only The Go! Team.

The musical wagon train then takes you into the wide-screen, wind-swept western that is Tame The Great Plains, heading off into a polyrhythmic panorama that’s full of hope. Slappin’ you back to reality comes World Remember Me Now, a timely reminder that when you’re lost in the routine of life, you can always count on The Go! Team.