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GoGo Penguin are a band from Manchester, UK, featuring pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka, and drummer Rob Turner.

They are known for their skittering break-beats, infectious piano melodies, powerful and propulsive basslines, and anthemic riffs. They compose and perform as a unit, there is no leader, instead each of them shares ideas and themes from each other. Their music defies the one label categorisation, incorporating elements of electronica, trip-hop, jazz, rock and classical music to carve out a unique sound that is wholly their own. Their ‘acoustic electronica’ sound draws from a broad range of influences from Aphex Twin to Squarepusher, Massive Attack to Brian Eno, alongside modern classical composers such as Shostakovich and Debussy....
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”On this showing, GoGo Penguin seem destined for great things” BBC Music

“Harmonically ambitious music that’s both immediately exciting and cerebrally led.” Mercury Music Prize

“A beautiful mixture of cyclical piano sounds and motifs with great grooves” Jamie Cullum (on 'Fanfares') BBC Radio 2

“Adventurous, accessible and melodic, further evidence of a burgeoning northern jazz scene” The Times


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