The Manchester trio have announced additional U.S. tour dates in April surrounding their performance at the 2016 Coachella Festival.
British trio Gogo Penguin have announced additional U.S. tour dates in April surrounding their performance at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The tour will include a return to New York’s (Le) Poisson Rouge on April 27, as well as debut performances in San Francisco, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Boston.
The trio are set to make their Blue Note Records debut with the February 5th release of ‘Man Made Object,’ described as an album that is a, “mash-up of minimalist piano themes, deeply propulsive bass lines and electronica-inspired drums.” Gogo Penguin have a broad range of influences including Brian Eno, John Cage, Massive Attack and Aphex Twin.
“The title is partly inspired by my fascination with ideas of robotics, transhumanism and human augmentation,” says pianist Chris Illingworth. “We’re recreating electronic music on acoustic instruments. It’s like a man-made object that has become humanized and it seemed like a good album title, one that also means something different to each of us, and hopefully to each listener.”
“Many of the songs on this album started out as electronic compositions that I made on sequencing software like Logic or Ableton,” says drummer Rob Turner. “I’ll then play it to the band and we’ll find ways of replicating it acoustically.”
Gogo Penguin hail from Manchester and are drummer Rob Turner, double bassist Nick Blacka and pianist Chris Illingworth.
Gogo Penguin – U.S. Tour Dates
- April 16 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
- April 21 – Social Hall – San Francisco, CA
- April 23 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
- April 24 – The Hamilton – Washington DC
- April 25 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
- April 26 – Cafe 939 – Boston, MA
- April 27 – (Le) Poisson Rouge – New York, NY