14/04 – 21/04
GOGO PENGUIN: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OKAY
After a personally difficult period for the band, they found their way back by only what they knew – seeking solace in a studio.
GoGo Penguin, a form of jazz for open minds, are back to winning ways with their new formation, Everything is Going to Be Okay. Weighted from a time of mourning and loss, the new sonic era GoGo have hustled in here is a subtly updated sound, all the while emerging from hardships, stronger from the last.
Known for their lounge licks on 2014’s v2.0 (featuring the outstanding Murmuration) and their interstellar outfit Raven on fan-favourite A Humdrum Star in 2017, GoGo Penguin enfuse together a state of prog-jazz blips and blobs that are not to be trifled with.
New beginnings, a new drummer and a new label, sees Everything Is Going to Be Okay.
CHAPPAQUA WRESTLING: PLUS ULTRA
The nomadic duo-turned-four-piece take a leap of faith on their debut offering, Plus Ultra.
Formed in Manchester nearing the end of 2017, Chappaqua Wrestling is a fervent culmination of gritty britpop, ’90s The Sundays shoegaze indie-rock and The Beach Boys‘ lyrical pop ingenuity. Off the back of 2020’s single The Rift that really turned heads (EMI included), they’re finally making bolder moves with a 13-track debut album.
For the original duo of Charlie Woods and Jake Mac, they never wanted to do things by halves. They knew they wanted to step above the noise of the concrete everyday. A true thrust of exploration, Plus Ultra has all the quirks of falling gracefully, as it embarks on setting out societal lows – from social media to student debt – all the w
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