Midway through a podcast interview late last year, the Go! Team mastermind Ian Parton raised a tantalizing counterfactual. What if the groundswell around the collage-pop project's brilliant debut album, 2004's Thunder, Lightning, Strike, had been a bit less deafening? "It happened too quickly," Parton said of the Go! Team's initial flush of success. Noting that there will be a "a certain contingent" for whom the UK six-piece will always be associated with the era of mp3 blogs and Iraq War protests, he added, "I prefer to be a slow-burn band.
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