Noted for their hypnotic melodies, visceral bass-lines and tidal rhythm, Manchester-based leftfield piano trio GoGo Penguin are pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. Their music has been described as acoustic-electronica but they draw equally on rock, jazz and minimalism, game soundtracks and glitchy-electronica to create their unique music.
It’s music for the heart, head and feet and saw their album v2.0 (Gondwana records) named a Mercury Prize album of the year 2014 alongside albums from Damon Albarn, Young Fathers and Jungle. In 2015 they signed to Blue Note Records and more recently they have been touring their own score to Godfrey Reggio’s cult film Koyaanisqatsi.
For this very special return to the Roundhouse stage, the trio will feature music from their fourth album, A Humdrum Star (Blue Note Records), which is set for release on 9 February 2018.
Part of In the Round 2018 – the Roundhouse’s series of intimate seated shows that put you closer to the music. Browse the full line-up for the series:http://rhou.se/2yxVj9r
‘The members stayed locked in their grooves, three young men making music with jazz instruments, rock dynamics and circumscribed dance-music strategies’ – New York Times
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