Memphis Industries – January 19th

If the world feels a bit crappy, the winter nights are dragging you down, then fear not, because if there’s anything that can lift spirits, it’s a new Go! Team record. Their fifth outing, Semicircle is another unashamedly joyful affair, from the opening Morse code of ‘Mayday’ to the brass band belter ‘Semicircle Song’. Less of a solo effort than 2015’s The Scene Between, the full live band were involved in this album, alongside The Detroit Youth Choir, who are glorious on uplifting album closer ‘Getting Back Up’. ‘All The Way Live’ is a funktastic swampout, and ‘The Answer’s No Now What’s The Question’ stands out with its wall-of-sound 60s vibe. Strap on your dancing shoes and get ready to grin until your face aches.

Buy: The Go! Team – Semicircle

Live: Banquet Records on January 18th, Rough Trade East on January 19th and Electric Ballroom on February 15th