Go March is an instrumental group based in Antwerp, Belgium. It is a new project born out of jam sessions that have resulted in their debut single ‘Rise’, an electronic, Germanic-infused, post-rock screamer that is a sort of Mogwai meets Kraftwerk synthesis yet with all the futuristic propulsions of a new, fresh and hungry band making music not just for 2015 but for beyond.
That said, while the group have landed on this irresistible blend of electronics and rock on ‘Rise’ their initial intentions varied somewhat. “My initial ideas for a possible sound were actually based around bands like Boris or Lightning Bolt, but the moments when we just improvised were simply far more interesting“ says Philipp Weies of the group’s early evolutionary period.
Whilst the group state that “it’s quite difficult to pinpoint where inspiration actually comes from.” Weies does concede that one particular inspiration holds especially strong for him: “I am vastly inspired by the movies of David Lynch, especially Lost Highway and even more specifically the sequence where a car is driving through the dark and all you see are the median strips passing by. The image has this distinct tunnel vision-feel to it that I am often looking for when making music.” And whilst ‘Rise’ has all the forward momentum and exhilaration of hurtling down a pitch-black highway, it is not singular in its vision.