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
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: