GoGo Penguin – Everything is going to be OK (ENG review)

XXIM Records – Release date April 14th 2023
Electro-Jazz, Electro-Pop
Gogo Penguin – Everything is going to be OK

When I listen to a GoGo Penguin album, I always think of Monty Python. They consistently incorporate irony into highly structured compositions, which is what makes their style unique, and like Monty Python, they share English nationality.
The band declares about their new album Everything Is Going to Be OK: it was born out of a period of turbulence and loss. During a difficult time for the group, including a profound personal loss and grieving, the studio provided the group with a sanctuary away from real life. The resulting project, given such vibrant life here, draws its strength from a shared understanding and empathy. Life has many formidable aspects and despite the lows, we should be aware and grateful to celebrate the highs at every turn. Through our trials, together, we will emerge stronger… Everything is going to be OK.
GoGo Penguin commands the admiration of many musicians for their originality, borrowing equally from jazz and pop, sometimes evoking a style similar to Esbjörn Svensson or Brian Eno, but they are only distant cousins. GoGo Penguin has an urban, industrial, and symphonic aspect, as only the English know how to do it. With a new drummer, it is clear that a new chapter has begun, with rhythm as the central element of music that aspires to timelessness, but which will mark its era through the use of electronic elements.
GoGo Penguin has toured extensively internationally, performing at festivals such as Coachella, Outside Lands, Fuji Rock, Blue Dot, Montreal Jazz Festival, Vienna, Pukkelpop, North Sea Jazz, and many more, and has played to packed venues all over the world, from the Royal Albert Hall to La Cigale, and from the Paradiso to the Bowery Ball Room. In 2015, the trio presented their own original soundtrack for the cult film “Koyaanisqatsi,” playing the show to enthusiastic audiences worldwide, and it’s not over yet, as you will find their tour dates at the end of the article.
It’s hard not to place this album in the category of “Essentials,” as Paris Move and Bayou Blue radio have done.

Thierry De Clemensat
Correspondent in USA
Bayou Blue News – Bayou Blue Radio – Paris-Move

PARIS-MOVE, April 12th 2023


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27-04 Teragram, Los Angeles CA US
28-04 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA US
30-04 Alberta Rose Theater, Portland OR US
01-05 Hollywood Theater, Vancouver BC CA
02-05 Neptune, Seattle WA US
06-05 Dakota Jazz, Minneapolis MN US
07-05 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL US
09-05 Opera House, Toronto ON CA
10-05 Corona Theater, Montreal QC US
12-05 Crystal Ballroom, Boston MA US
13-05 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY US

23-05 New Century, Manchester UK
24-05 St David’s Hall, Cardiff UK
25-05 Roundhouse, London UK

04-06 Progresja, Warsaw PL
05-06 Filharmonia, Szczecin PL