Powered by fluttering, junglist drums, slithering bass lines and an increasing bank of Eno-esque digital manipulations. Hypnotic stuff. - The Guardian
Mercury Prize-nominated cinematic break-beat trio GoGo Penguin (UK) are opening this year’s Wellington Jazz Festival on 25 October in their first ever Aotearoa New Zealand show.
Having gained a cult following worldwide as electrifying live performers, the Manchester trio’s music channels electronic and anthemic riffs alongside minimalist, jazz, rock and classical elements - with shades of Aphex Twin, Massive Attack, Brian Eno and Philip Glass.
Be there to experience a spellbinding set by “contemporary British jazz’s great experimenters” (Bearded) featuring music from their exhilarating new album Everything Is Going to Be OK (Sony Music XXIM).
Performing in Wellington for one night only, get in quick to witness the brilliance of GoGo Penguin.
Ka whakatakihia tā tātou hui Tautito o Pōneke e tēnei tokotoru nei, whakaihuwaka ki ā rātou mahi, arā e GoGo Penguin, ā te 25 o Oketopa, otirā koinei tā rātou tū tuatahi ki Aotearoa nei.
Kua rangona nuitia rātou ki ngā tōpito maha o te ao mō te hihiko o te wairua o tā rātou tū, ko tā tēnei tokotoru o Manchester, he tō i ngā rerenga auau hihiko, me ngā rerenga auau ngaringari, te puoro tautito, te puoro rakatū, me ētehi āhuatanga o te puoro ōkawa – Otirā he paku, Aphex Twin, Massive Attack, Brian Eno me Philip Glass ō roto.
Toro mai, kia kitea, kia rangona, te “puoro tautito hou nō te Pākehā, mō te whakamātautau” (Bearded) ka whakatangihia e rātou ā rātou waiata i tā rātou kōpae hou o Everything is Going to Be OK (Sony Music XXIM).
Ka tū ki Pōneke mō te pō kotahi anake, kia kakama te hoko tīkiti, kia kitea a GoGo Penguin.
GoGo Penguin are an English band from Manchester, England, featuring pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka, and drummer Jon Scott.
The band's music features break-beats, minimalist piano melodies, powerful basslines, drums inspired from electronica and anthemic riffs. Their music incorporates elements of electronica, trip-hop, jazz, rock and classical music. Critics have described GoGo Penguin's music with references to Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Massive Attack, Brian Eno, modern classical composers Shostakovich and Debussy, or contemporary minimal music composers like Philip Glass.