Fans have reason to worry that fame might change Brighton's Go! Team. After all, their exhilarating Thunder, Lightning, Strike debut was a record-geek collage assembled by Team mastermind Ian Parton as he messed about with vinyl in his bedroom. The album's wholly unselfconscious embrace of all the pop-cult ephemera you'd expect an 80s kid to dig was precisely what made it so awesome.
But how the collective would react when all ears were on them was anyone's guess. If Proof Of Youth is any indication, being famous just means the Go! Team can get Chuck D to rap on their tracks instead of lifting lyrics from old PE records.
Proof Of Youth follows the archetypes laid out on Thunder: you've got the blazing siren-enhanced rhyme-along opener, Stax soul avec glockenspiels, lo-fi bubblegum garage-pop, dreamy instrumentals, some nods to Bollywood and one fragile ballad (I Never Needed It Now So Much, featuring Solex). It may be exactly what fans have been waiting for, but you have to wonder how long the band can keep using the same templates.