Gondwana Records is an independent record label based in Manchester, UK. Artists on the label included Matthew Halsall, Nat Birchall, GoGo Penguin and the newly signed Mammal Hands. The label has won a legion of fans across the world and acclaim from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum, Mr Scruff, MOJO, BBC Music Magazine and BBC 6 Music.
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Check out the official video for GoGo Penguin's new track Hopopono taken from their new album v2.0

Check out the official video for GoGo Penguin’s new track Hopopono taken from their new album v2.0

The album is already available on on CD, vinyl and MP3 from the Gondwana Records shop.
GoGo Penguin & Mammal Hands live @ Kings Place in London on Saturday 15th February 2014!!

GoGo Penguin & Mammal Hands live @ Kings Place in London on Saturday 15th February 2014!!

GoGo Penguin will be performing their new album v2.0 live @ King’s Place in London on Saturday 15th February 2014 with support from Gondwana Records latest signing Mammal Hands.             Book tickets online here: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/music/gogo-penguin-mammal-hands#.Uu-oBHd_u3t
GOND009 - GoGo Penguin - v2.0 (2014)

GOND009 – GoGo Penguin – v2.0 (2014)

We are pleased to announce that GoGo Penguin’s new album v2.0 will be released on Gondwana Records on Monday 17th March 2014
New GoGo Penguin video animation for Last Words

New GoGo Penguin video animation for Last Words

EXCITING NEWS! It’s been a long time coming but GoGo Penguin finally got a video to accompany Last Words, created by the very talented Antony Barkworth-Knight.
Check out GoGo Penguin performing Fanfares live in Manchester.

Check out GoGo Penguin performing Fanfares live in Manchester.

Check out GoGo Penguin performing the title track from their debut album Fanfares live in Manchester.
GoGo Penguin & Roller Trio Tour

GoGo Penguin & Roller Trio Tour

12/06/2013 - Nice to see Matthew Halsall and GoGo Penguin in this feature on a new jazz generation in M magazine:

12/06/2013 – Nice to see Matthew Halsall and GoGo Penguin in this feature on a new jazz generation in M magazine:

NEW JAZZ GENERATION posted June 12, 2013 / No Comments Jazz is known as the music of freedom so why do outdated stereotypes continue to strike bum notes? Jim Ottewill discovers there’s more to UK jazz than such hot air. Pete Wareham, songwriter and saxophonist at the helm of multi-racial music makers Melt Yourself Down and Acoustic...
14/05/2013 - Check out GoGo Penguin's Maida Vale session for Jamie Cullum's show on BBC Radio 2

14/05/2013 – Check out GoGo Penguin’s Maida Vale session for Jamie Cullum’s show on BBC Radio 2

                                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sd0jv
Congratulations to GoGo Penguin for being nominated for Jazz Album Of The Year @ Worldwide Awards 2013

Congratulations to GoGo Penguin for being nominated for Jazz Album Of The Year @ Worldwide Awards 2013

WORLDWIDE AWARDS 2013 // THE WINNERS January 20, 2013 Jazz Album Of The Year 1. Gary Bartz – Coltrane Rules: Tao Of A Music Warrior [Gary Bartz] 2. Neneh Cherry & The Thing – The Cherry Thing [Smalltown Supersound] 3. Robert Glasper – Black Radio [Blue Note] 4. David Virelles – Continuum [Pi Recordings] 5....
GoGo Penguin - Interview in Crack Magazine

GoGo Penguin – Interview in Crack Magazine

GoGo Penguin are a Manchester-based trio made up of Chris Illingworth (piano), Grant Russell (double bass) and Rob Turner (drums), friends from The Royal Northern College of Music, all in their 20s. They already have a cult following in the North West, and with their debut album – released on Matthew Halsall’s Gondwana Records  – having hit...
GoGo Penguin: Fanfares - BBC Music Review

GoGo Penguin: Fanfares – BBC Music Review

BBC Review Based on this debut album, GoGo Penguin seem destined for great things. John Eyles 2012-12-10 In the increasingly overcrowded field of piano trios, any new arrival must have some eye-catching feature to stand out. That probably explains why a jazz trio comes to be called GoGo Penguin, a name which is not easy to...
GoGo Penguin: Fanfares - Guardian Review

GoGo Penguin: Fanfares – Guardian Review