Gogo Penguin

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An exhilarating live act formed 2009, Gogo Penguin fuse infections piano grooves with double bass and heavy urban drum sounds. Hailing from Manchester, the three piece have been hotly tipped as the rising stars of the UK Jazz scene. With influences ranging from Aphex Twin to Shostakovich and Massive Attack to Manchester’s billowing urban landscape, it’s no wonder they’re blazing the trail for a new musical movement. Their début album Fanfares (Gondwana Records) has won rave reviews from the Guardian to BBC Music and support from the likes of Mike Chadwick and Gilles Peterson and was nominated for Best Jazz Album at the World Wide Awards. Now, their second album ‘v2.0’ has emerged brilliantly recorded by their long-term sound engineer Joe Reiser and studio engineer Brendan Williams. Gogo Penguin have taken full advantage of the increased recording budget that the success of their début afforded, to record a statement of true intent. A gloriously vibrant technicolor snap-shot of a band finding their own voice. Described by Mercury Music Prize as “Harmonically ambitious music that’s both immediately exciting and cerebrally led”, Gogo Penguin are ones to watch at Ramsgate Music Hall on Thursday 6th November.

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