Gondwana Records is an independent record label based in Manchester, UK. Artists on the label include Portico Quartet, GoGo Penguin, Mammal Hands, Phil France, John Ellis, Dwight Trible and Matthew Halsall. The label has won a legion of fans across the world and acclaim from the likes of Gilles Peterson, DJ Shadow, Mr Scruff and Bonobo.
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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.
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NEW JAZZ GENERATION posted June 12, 2013 / No Comments Jazz is known as the music of freedom so why do outdated stereotypes continue to strike bum notes?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

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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 - Last Words - YouTube Video

GoGo Penguin – Last Words – YouTube Video

Listen to GoGo Penguin on BBC Radio 3 - London Jazz Festival - Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club

Listen to GoGo Penguin on BBC Radio 3 – London Jazz Festival – Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

Jez Nelson presents a special edition of Jazz on 3 live from Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in Soho on the opening night of the 2012 London Jazz Festival. With exclusive performances from some of the most sought-after acts at the festival, the billing illustrates the breadth and quality of both established and new artists on...
GOND008 - GoGo Penguin - Fanfares (2012)

GOND008 – GoGo Penguin – Fanfares (2012)

GoGo Penguin’s debut album ‘Fanfares’ will be released on Gondwana Records on Monday 19th November 2012.