The Go! Team – “Blowtorch”
The Go! Team are back after a four-year hiatus, and they’re more fiery than ever. The best indication of that is their second single “Blowtorch” which chugs along on pixie stick power pop so amped up it seems like it could fall apart at any second. Their previously released single “The Scene Between,” from the new album of the same name, is just as sugary but far less urgent than “Blowtorch.” Surprisingly, band leader Ian Parton says the track originated as an acoustic one, but developed into a complex, multi-layered collaboration. “I wrote the song just on an acoustic but when it came to the recording I had the idea of building it from chords from loads of different sources,” he explains. “So say the G chord was a second sample from one song, the D chord from totally different kind of song and it went on – the process of layering all these turned it into a wall of sound. Combined with vocals from Sudden Ensemble and Vinyl Tiger’s singer Doreen Kirchner it became this kinda bratty, super melodic thing.” Bask in the glorious brattiness below.
The Scene Between is out 3/24 via Memphis Industries.
[Photo by Bosie Vincent.]