Unpopular Advent 2015 - Day 20: Go-Team! - 'The Scene Between'
Take equal parts Archies, ABBA, Association and A.R. Kane. Stuff into blender and spin into a syrup. Spread on tape and turn everything up to 11. Watch the needles on the level monitors strain to escape the limiting bars. Pour. Enjoy.
You now have ‘The Scene Between’. The most cheekily noisome and euphoric set of Pop recordings ever collected in one place? Possibly. The most magnificent Pop Art sonic confectionary released in 2015? Certainly.
From the glossy sleeve photo of paint streaked like ice-cream on a summer sidewalk to the bubblegum pink vinyl onto which the songs of overwhelming exuberance are pressed, this record oozes Pure Pop Art obsession. And whilst in some cases such obsession could be dismissed as cloying, patronising, hipster point-scoring bullshit, with Ian Parton’s Go! Team it thankfully comes over as genuine passion and excitement. This record is like the aural equivalent of those over-excitable kittens gleefully pushing everything in sight from the table top (I just know you’ve seen the videos).
‘The Scene Between’ sounds like your favourite flexi discs, all muffledy-thump (if you’ll pardon the reference) and hissy. Electric thrills and sonic spills. Melodies to make your eyes bleed and your heart melt. A world of exclamation marks, onomatopoeias and exquisitely, endless and essential alliteration.
Repeat, repeat, repeat.
‘The Scene Between’ is available direct from the Go! Team shop and from the usual online purveyors.