Ready, Steady, The Go! Team
Going up against Sunday night's big hitters, the odds were always stacked against The Go! Team but with a small yet fervent crowd in attendance, the band came aiming to reproduce the feel good vibes from their recent 'Thunder, Lightning, Strike' album. Aside from the standard guitars, drums, keyboards etc the band played a lot of what looked like children's toys with melodicas and mini xylophones helping to make the party go with a bang.
With lead singer Ninja never stopping for a second, the pace was relentless and the crowd were soon swept away in a wave of 'Radio Ga Ga' esque handclaps and motions. Songs such as 'Everyones A VIP To Someone Else' and 'The Power Is On' deserve to be heard by a bigger audience than the one that was congregated in the X-Tent. If there was any criticism to be made, the music came across as being a bit sloppy at times but this added to the charm and enthusiasm of the band and certainly never hampered the overall feel of the set.
As set closer 'Bottle Rocket' built up, the crowd's reaction was more akin to the Main Stage with every pair of hands ahead of the sound desk waving from side to side. Their debut album may be more of a critic's choice than an album of the masses but with tunes and grooves as good as this, The Go! Team should be around for a good while. It could be time to burn your Basement Jaxx records and celebrate a new contender for feel good popular dance music.