By John Curley
The Glasgow-based trio GoGoBot will be releasing six singles in 2011 under the banner “See Saw Series.” The second of these singles, “First Class Fool,” is being released on Monday, March 28th. It is an outstanding effort, one that will please fans of both the rock and dance genres. I asked GoGoBot’s bassist, Rosie McClune, about the song. She stated in an e-mail, “This song is a story of balance between a couple in a bad relationship. She gets her revenge for being treated badly in the end.”
The single was mixed by the Los Angeles-based producer Paul Lani, who has worked with U2, David Bowie, and Prince, among others.
The video for the song, part of which was shot in McClune’s flat, is also quite interesting. McClune told me that viewers of the video should keep their eyes open for several quick references to horror films.
To watch the video for “First Class Fool,” which was directed by Simon Forsythe, click below:
To watch a behind-the-scenes video that was shot on the day of GoGoBot’s support slot for Heaven 17 at the Buxton Opera House near Manchester, click below:
Both of the singles that GoGoBot have released thus far in the “See Saw Series”—“First Class Fool” and “Is This Love?”—are available for purchase from iTunes in the United States. The songs can be purchased on their own or with the accompanying B-sides. They are being released through Grizzly Records (distributed by Absolute through Universal). The Glasgow-based artist Erin McGrath designed the artwork for the single sleeves.
GoGoBot have a free gig coming up on Thursday, April 7th at the Electric Circus in Edinburgh.
Goldmine did a Q&A with GoGoBot’s Rosie McClune last July.