Hold the front page, put down your coffee or mid-afternoon beer (I don’t judge) and step away from the spreadsheet for there is big news. The Go! Team have released a new single and video ‘Divebomb‘. It’s the herald for their forthcoming album Get Up Sequences Part Two.
It’s a protest song extolling pro-choice which features Detroit based rapper IndigoYaj, but in true Go! Team fashion it’s no dour slice of worthy finger-pointing; their dynamic cheerleading aesthetic wouldn’t allow it. “Protest songs have always been a balancing act,” says The Go! Team’s Ian Parton. “If you’re too sledgehammer it’s cringey – like the Scorpions’ ‘Winds of Change’ or something – but at the same time given the stuff they’re trying to pull with abortion rights it feels weird to ignore it.”.
The video has the look of a mash-up of title sequences from 70s documentary series with stills of people protesting cascading passed your eyes in psychedelic colours. The song is a feast for the soul and the video a feast for the eyes. Thank the stars for the Go! Team we need their rambunctious angry-optimism now more than ever.
You can pre-order the album in many variations including a limited-edition vinyl with t-shirt and print from their music glue store
The Go! Team will be on tour throughout the UK as follows – tickets on sale 30 September HERE.
3rd March, Cambridge, Junction
4th March, Southampton, Engine Rooms
5th March, Margate, Dreamland
9th March, Reading, Sub 89
10th March, Newcastle, Boiler Shop
11th March, Birmingham, The Mill
12th March, Bristol, The Fleece
16th March, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
17th March, Sheffield, Leadmill
18th March, Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
19th March, Glasgow, SWG3
25th March, Manchester, Gorilla
26th March, Leeds, Brudenell
31st March, London, Lafayette
1st April, Brighton, Chalk
Review by Paul F Cook