Gogo Penguin Announce Royal Albert Hall Headline Show
aaamusic | On 05, Nov 2018
“the Radiohead of British jazz” – Line of Best Fit
“Lilting, swelling, pulsing … recalls the intricacy of Aphex Twin or Four Tet” – The 4O5
“powered by fluttering, junglist drums, slithering bass lines and an increasing bank of Eno-esque digital manipulations. Hypnotic stuff” – The Guardian
Manchester-based leftfield piano trio, GoGo Penguin, announce their largest UK tour to date with headline shows at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall on November 12 and Albert Hall in Manchester on November 17, alongside dates in Sheffield, Glasgow, Newcastle, Brighton, Cambridge, Bristol and Cardiff.
The tour follows on from their sold-out show at The Roundhouse in February and barn-storming sets at BBC Biggest Weekend and Festival Number 6 earlier this year. It will feature music from their latest Blue Note Records release, the internationally acclaimed ‘A Humdrum Star’ (9 Feb 2018).
GoGo Penguin’s 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 that has seen them described as “the Radiohead of British jazz” by Line of Best Fit and saw their album ‘v2.0’ (Gondwana Records) named a Mercury Prize album in 2014 alongside albums from Damon Albarn and Young Fathers.
In 2015 they signed to Blue Note Records and released the album ‘Man Made Object’ in 2016. More recently they have been touring their own score to Godfrey Reggio’s cult film Koyaanisqatsi, as well selling out shows worldwide. Support comes from singer-songwriter Andreya Triana who has collaborated with the likes of Flying Lotus, Mr. Scruff and Bonobo.
GoGo Penguin are Chris Illingworth on piano, Nick Blacka on bass and Rob Turner on drums.
+ ANDREYA TRIANA
06.11 SHEFFIELD Leadmill
07.11 NEWCASTLE Riverside Newcastle
08.11 GLASGOW Saint Lukes–SOLD OUT
11.11 BRIGHTON Concorde 2
12.11 LONDON Royal Albert Hall
13.11 CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Junction
14.11 BRISTOL SWX
16.11 CARDIFF RWCMD
17.11 MANCHESTER Albert Hall