The Go! Team want Kevin Shields The dance outfit look to the guitarist for second album The Go! Team
are planning to rope in My Bloody Valentine
founder Kevin Shields
to help produce their second album. Shields
has already worked on a remix of the Brighton
collective's songs 'Huddle Formation'
Now The Go! Team
leader Tim Parton
wants to bring the My Bloody Valentine
man on board for the follow up to 'Thunder, Lightning, Strike'
"He's been bigging us up for a while which is pretty amazing because since I was a kid, even in sixth form bands, I was trying to get them chords going like him," Parton
"We're looking to get him onboard in some capacity. I'll probably just send him the album and say, 'What do you think? What are you gonna do on that?' and he'll come in and make some noise, get his tremolo arm out and rip it up like that. He always said he wanted to do a garage version of The Jackson 5
, and he saw that in us."
The band are hoping to start recording their second album, which is scheduled for release next spring/summer, in their hometown next month.
They are also planning to release a completely new single - 'Do It Right'
in the coming months. Parton
added: "In its current form I'm a bit worried that it's a bit too poppy. It's the catchiest thing I've ever written and as soon as I wrote it, I thought, "****! Did I write that?". We'll see if we can give it The Go! Team
treatment and make it noisy enough to put out there."
The dance outfit, who recently completed a series of dates in the UK with The Flaming Lips, have also signed up to join Wayne Coyne
and co for further dates during their American jaunt in July, including a one-off date at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre
recorded 'Under A Blood Red Sky'
The Go!Team have already proven to be a big hit in the States, attracting interest from the likes of 'The Simpsons'
screenwriters and Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper
admitted that he is keen for the band make a cartoon appearance in the animated series which has already seen cameos from the likes of U2
He added: "It would be a dream to appear on it ('The Simpsons'
). It'd be stunning. We were angling for that totally when we met the writers. We even got the character who plays Homer
) to say 'Go Team'
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