plus Vega Trails
GoGo Penguin have been internationally hailed as electrifying live performers, innovative soundtrack composers, and as a collective who channel electronic and club culture atmospheres alongside minimalist, jazz and rock influences to create music that pulses and flows from the dancefloor to meditative inner-worlds, transporting us into brand new realms.
They appear at Sage Gateshead performing music from their 2020 Blue Note Records release, the self-titled GoGo Penguin, together with new music and favourites from their luminous back catalogue. 2022 also marks the touring debut of the band’s latest member, drummer Jon Scott, who brings his own uniquely propulsive style to the Manchester based trio’s exhilarating music.
GoGo Penguin are:
Chris Illingworth piano
Nick Blacka bass
Jon Scott drums
Joe Reiser sound
“the Radiohead of British jazz” (Line of Best Fit)
“powered by fluttering, junglist drums, slithering bass lines and an increasing bank of Enoesque digital manipulations. Hypnotic stuff.” (The Guardian)
“the taut synergy between racing, pulsing, frenetic percussion and looping leaping keyboard rollercoasters… draw listeners ever deeper into their dicey slipstream” (****Mojo)
“recalls the intricacy of Aphex Twin or Four Tet” (The 4O5)
Plus Vega Trails
Milo Fitzpatrick (Portico Quartet) & Jordan Smart (Mammal Hands)
Vega Trails is a new project from double-bassist and composer Milo Fitzpatrick, a founder member of Portico Quartet and features saxophonist Jordan Smart (Mammal Hands, Sunda Arc) in a richly powerful duo bringing together two powerfully charismatic musicians. The project was born out of a desire to bring the elements of bass and melody to the foreground in their rawest form.