The Go! Team have shared “The Only Thing New Is U Finding Out About It”, a brand new single following on from their acclaimed new album SEMICIRCLE (out now on Memphis Industries).

Band leader Ian Parton explains the influences behind the upbeat and mostly instrumental track: “The Only Thing New Is U Finding Out About It is an expansion of an idea from a remix I did years ago. It builds around a looping Steve Reich-esque kalimba line, with a syncopated steel drum response jumping in the gaps, and by the end a full-on choir have joined in this weird math rock African/Asian hybrid thing. The title is inspired by a Mike Watt quote. It’s a sentiment I’m into: that it’s up to you to go out and track down the good shit that’s out there…”

This is standard Go! Team feel-good indie pop. Albeit with some slightly odder instrumentation. But it does exactly what it says on the tin. The one thing that stands out is the guitars taking a backseat more than usual and the total absence of lyrics

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The Go! Team are currently stateside, with an appearance on TruTV’s The Chris Gethard Show on 10th April sandwiched between headline shows nationwide. In May, they will perform shows in Belfast and Dublin before appearing at UK summer festivals.

Read on for the band’s full live itinerary:

The Go! Team live (UK and Ireland shows in bold)
24 March – Los Angeles, CA, Teragram Ballroom
25 March – San Diego, CA, Casbah
27 March – San Francisco, CA, Independent
29 March – Portland, OR, Doug Fir
30 March – Seattle, WA, Neumos
31 March – Vancouver, BC, Fox
03 April – St. Paul, Turf Club
04 April – Chicago, Lincoln Hall
05 April – Detroit, El Club
06 April – Toronto, Great Hall
08 April – Boston, The Sinclair
09 April – New York, Le Poisson Rouge
03 May – Dublin, Button Factory
04 May – Belfast, Black Box
17-19 May – Brighton, Great Escape Festival
02 June – Cheltenham, Wychwood Festival
21 July – London, Kaleidoscope Festival
27 July – Warwick, Lunar Festival