GoGo Penguin + Mammal Hands

  • Saturday | 14.06.14
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester

Skittering breakbeats, telepathic interplay and a penchant for anthemic melody all contribute to a sound that’s wholly GoGo Penguin’s own. Featuring pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner, the brilliant GoGo Penguin, draw on a heady brew of influences from Squarepusher to Brian Eno, Debussy to John Cage and Massive Attack to create their unique, groove-heavy, highly lyrical, acoustic-electronica sound. Their latest album, v2.0, was released to widespread acclaim in March 2014

It’s obvious why the Manchester clubs are jumping to this band” The Guardian

“A stirring re-evaluation of what a piano trio should sound like in the 21st century”
 Barclaycard Mercury Prize

“Closer to Aphex Twin than Dave Brubeck… a group marking out their own musical world” The Times

Support comes from Mammal Hands, a trio of like-minded musicians: Nick Smart keyboards, Jesse Barrett drums and percussion, and Jordan Smart saxophones. Drawing on influences from Steve Reich to Aphex Twin and DJ Krush, alongside elements of North Indian and African music their debut album will be released on Gondwana Records in June 2014.