THE organised chaos that is The Go! Team, above, fields its colourful squad at the O2 Academy tonight either energised or worn out at the tail end of a lengthy tour.
It’ll probably be the former knowing the buoyant Brighton boy/girl band who added further fuel to their set with new album Rolling Blackouts.
The third frantic outing led by Ian Parton doesn’t sound quite as fresh as before, simply because plenty of others have taken the Go template to task during their three-year absence.
But, while 2004’s debut, Thunder, Lightning, Strike, was a homebrewed collage of meticulously chosen samples and trashy live instruments and 2007’s Proof Of Youth an all-member affair, Rolling Blackouts started life on a battered acoustic and midi drums, tracks slowly fleshed out with samples, instruments and vocal aid from Deerhoof, Best Coast, Tampa rapper Dominique Young Unique and Bordeaux bedroom balladeer Lispector.
Return of the Lynch mob
NOW this might be a test of your random pop knowledge.
If you remember late 1990s Irish girl band B*witched you may recognise these smiley siblings.Edele and Keavy Lynch, right, are twin sisters of Boyzone member Shane and are hoping to return to the limelight as Barbarellas.
With début album Night Mode due on the streets on April 18, preceded by a single of the same name, they call on the family connection by supporting Boyzone during the tour that has them playing Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on Sunday.
Thirteen years ago B*witched became the youngest girl group to top the charts, holding the record for four consecutive number one hits with the likes of C’est la Vie and Rollercoaster. The sisters wrote the theme tune for the animation of Sabrina The Teenage Witch, while Edele co-wrote tracks for Girls Aloud and Sugababes.
Here and miaow for new night
IT is 10 years since the Devonshire Cat pulled its first pint in central Sheffield and to celebrate it is launching a new series of live music events.
The real ale haven on Wellington Street, off Devonshire Green, will host The Spirit Cupboard every other Sunday from 7pm beginning this weekend.
It will feature live acoustic music by new and up-and-coming Sheffield talent based around an ‘open mic’ session.
“Music always helps get any celebration off the ground and we are sure The Spirit Cupboard’s range and variety – along with the opportunity for absolutely anybody to show us what they can do – will make Sunday evenings the highlight of the weekend,” says manager Ben Tysoe.