We Are Here! This may be considered a bold statement from an emerging band but take note: GoGoBot mean business. Lighting up the music scene in 2011, with a strident mix of synth anthems, pounding rock base and infectious pop melodies, GoGoBot have taken the music scene by storm.
Consisting of Marko Kelly (lead vocals and guitar), Rosie McClune (bass) and Gordon McNeil (drums), the band has developed a unique sound, fuelled by their own eclectic taste and purpose. Vast arrays of influences such as Muse, Foo Fighters, Bjork, Two Door Cinema Club and Queen have merged to create a distinctive spectrum of sound. The group are not afraid to try new things and are keen to push boundaries with their music, reflections told with dark humour and intimacy, cleverly disguised within quirky pop hooks.…GoGoBot are one of the freshest bands to emerge from the Scottish music scene…”
Chris Hawkins – BBC 6 Music
Referring to their music and attitude as ‘DIY’ the band built and kitted out their own studio in order to create a space which would accommodate their needs, 2011 has seen the release of the ‘See Saw Series’ – six singles released throughout the year, mixed by LA music producer Paul Lani (who has worked alongside David Bowie, Prince, Robbie Williams and U2 to name but a few).
The series has been a huge success with the singles being played on BBC Radio 1 Scotland (Ally McCrae), 6 Music (Chris Hawkins), BBC Radio 2 (Vanessa Feltz), Clyde 1 (Jim Gellatly), Clyde 2 (Billy Sloan), Moray Firth Radio (Marion Scott), Forth One, Northsound 1, Radio Borders, Tay FM, West FM, Sound FM, Clyde 2Q Radio, Original 106, Wave FM, Radio Pulse, Juice Brighton to name a few. Press coverage has included The Herald, Daily Record, Scotsman, Sun, The Sunday Mail, ScotCampus, Record of the Day and Music Week.
The trio continue to go from strength to strength on the live circuit, from supporting Glasvegas on tour, to a high octave run of festivals including T in the Park, RockNess, Wickerman, Belladrum, Guilfest and Bestival where curator BBC Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank invited the band to appear
not once but twice over the acclaimed weekend. Further prominent guest slots with a wide range of artists include appearances with Simple Minds, Big Country, Heaven 17, The Alarm, Olly Murs, and JLS.
Being regarded as one of the best new acts of 2011, the band were invited by Live Nation to feature in a ground breaking new initiative ‘Live Connection’. The group performed three tracks from the ‘See Saw Series’ recording an audio and video at the O2 Academy, Islington, one of the UK’s leading live venues.
GoGoBot also took part in a special showcase by PRS for Music ‘Almost Famous.’ The event widely regarded as a leading voice in emerging artists, with previous participants including Ben Howard and the Mercury Prize Winner Speech DeBelle. The showcase took place in the renowned London music location 229 The Venue. GoGoBot also performed as part of the ‘December Sessions’ at the O2 Arena in London organised by AEG in support of Calvin Harris and Rihanna who headlined on the night.
To mark the finale of the ‘See Saw Series’, a brilliantly received debut series and string of triumphant live performances GoGoBot stood proud in front of their home crowd at King Tut’s (NME’S best small venue 2011). The appearance marked the end to an excited debut, a year of successful releases and electrifying live performances.