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Sony - XXIM Records
Release Date: April 5, 2024

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1 An Unbroken Thread of Awareness  
2 Ascent  
3 Everything Is Going to Be OK  
4 Friday Film Special  
5 Parasite  
6 Wave Decay  
7 Youre Stronger Than You Think  
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Some buildings are more than just bricks and mortar, they carry their history with them and their ghosts within them. One such building is the Old Granada Studios in Manchester, an iconic studio complex, right in the heart of Manchester, and during the heyday of regional TV broadcasting (70s-90s) home to the legendary Granada Television and it’s most famous export the soap opera Coronation Street. ‘From the North’ was Granada Television’s original strapline, an institution that prided itself on a strong northern identity. This is where Manchester music champion Tony Wilson handed live TV debuts to many local bands, perhaps most famously Joy Division back in 1978. The old Granada TV building and its iconic sign was a prominent part of the Manchester skyline until it closed in 2013. Following the closure, the studios became a temporary home to Low Four Studios, whilst both Mr Scruff and 808 State took up residence in the building, the latter in the old Granada transmission suite.

GoGo Penguin - From The North both celebrates that heritage and captures the Manchester-based trio at an exciting moment within their trajectory. The opportunity came out of the blue when the band were invited back to do a live session in summer 2023. Now operating as Versa Studio 4, the band felt that the studio had played a significant part of their own musical history – they had already filmed a performance in front of a live audience in 2016 and recorded their 2018 album A Humdrum Star there - and wanted to document both the space and also the fast-developing relationship with newest member, drummer Jon Scott. The decision was taken to get the cameras up close so fans can both see and hear the band at work.

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