The Go! Team - Rolling Blackouts
- David Pollock
- 14 January 2011
This article is from 2011.
Third album from Brighton’s pop symphony fans makes feature of live instrumentation
Although this third album from Brighton’s manic devotees of the pop symphony makes a feature of its roots in live instrumentation rather than the usual samples, it’s business as usual otherwise. Highlights include the hyperactive indie-pop grind of ‘Secretary Song’ and ‘Buy Nothing Day’s soaring, tambourine-shaking twang (featuring guest vocals from Deerhoof’s Satomi Matsuzaki and Best Coast’s Bethany Consentino, respectively), instrumental ‘Bust-Out Brigade’s horn-blazing soul swagger and the widescreen, old Hollywood cheer of the harmonica-led ‘Yosemite Song’. These are all growers in comparison to G!T’s classic ‘Bottle Rocket’, but this is still a rewarding record that finds lots of different ways to do happy. The live shows will be a blast.
The Go! Team play Oran Mor, Glasgow, Thu 3 Feb; Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Fri 4 Feb.