BLUE NOTE FRANCE SIGNS U.K. TRIO GOGO PENGUIN
April 2 2015
Blue Note Records/Universal Music France has signed the acoustic-electronica trio GoGo Penguin. Hailing from Manchester in the United Kingdown, GoGo Penguin are pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. Drawing on a heady brew of influences from Brian Eno, John Cage, Massive Attack and Aphex Twin to Manchester’s grey rain-streaked urban streets they create a brave new sound all their own. Defined by skittering break-beats, powerful sub-bass, telepathic interplay and a penchant for anthemic melody they create an emotionally rich palate for the listener that has seen them hailed as the most exciting new band to emerge from the UK in years. Their album v2.0 was named a Mercury Prize album of the year 2014 alongside albums from Damon Albarn, Young Fathers and Jungle and has won them a legion of fans across the world.
GoGo Penguin said "We're really excited to sign with Blue Note, one of the world's most iconic record labels. We are blown away by their passion for our music and we're looking forward to working with them to help get our sounds out to as many people as possible."
Get to know them at gogopenguin.co.uk.