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|Genres||Acoustic, Electronica, Jazz|
|Labels||Blue Note Records (France)|
|Members||Chris Illingworth (Piano)
Nick Blacka (Double Bass)
Rob Turner (Drums)
|Past members||Grant Russell (Double Bass) |
They are known for their skittering break-beats, infectious and minimalist piano melodies, powerful and propulsive basslines, electronica-inspired drums 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 inluences from Aphex Twin to Squarepusher, Massive Attack to Brian Eno, alongside modern classical composers such as Shostakovich and Debussy.
The band has received critical acclaim since they released their debut album Fanfares in 2012 and their follow-up album v2.0 in 2014. In September 2014, v2.0 was shortlisted for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Album of the Year, and received a special 'Album of the Year' trophy awarded to all shortlisted nominees.
|2016||Man Made Object||Blue Note Records|
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- Music OMH - Review of GoGo Penguin - v2.0
- Mercury Prize Recommends - v2.0
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- Igloo Magazine - Review of GoGo Penguin v2.0
- Crack Magazine - Interview with GoGo Penguin
- Adrian Pallant - Review of GoGo Penguin v2.0
- Spellbinding Music - Review of GoGo Penguin v2.0
- The Jazz Mann - Review of GoGo Penguin v2.0
- Manchester Evening News - Interview with GoGo Penguin - Mercury Prize
- BBC Music - Review of GoGo Penguin - Fanfares
- Review of GoGo Penguin - v2.0
- Blue Note Signing Announcement