GO-GO SAPIEN synthesise retro-futuristic pop tunes from a wide range of influences including post punk, psych rock, surf music, chamber-pop and sci-fi film scores. Their live performances are visually dynamic, energetic and theatrical - characteristically featuring outlandish costumes, stage moves and film projections.

Featuring members of Tyrannamen, Damian Cowell's Disco Machine and Wam 'n' Daz  (Will Hindmarsh/Dave Graney) the band are poised to release their new album on deluxe 180 gram vinyl on 5th Nov 2017.

Formed in 2006 as The Great Apes, the Tasmanian expats performed extensively in their new hometown of Melbourne before releasing their debut album Merman in 2009 under the new moniker of GO-GO SAPIEN.

The debut album’s launch was advertised by a two week revolving (and evolving...) art exhibition at Brunswick’s Eisenberg gallery, feturing 11 visual artists' interpretations of songs from the album.  It also won the prestigious Narnie award for album of the year on 3RRRFM's Bananalounge Broadcasting. Beat Magazine's Patrick Emery described it as "...a slick marriage of schlock tinged psychedelic pop and college humour…. it must be the product of evolution".

Building on the critical and creative success from their debut, the band shared stages with international and local rock luminaries; honing their strange/infectious brand of interstellar boogie across this great brown land...

This was followed by the 2011 release of their critically acclaimed Sophomore album (complete with an album length sci-fi movie) This Body Is Wrong For Us, on Popboomerang records. The high concept release includes an album length film, drawing influence from the canon of classic sci-fi, schlock-horror B-movies and surrealist art films with a stellar cast of Melbournian musicians in the character roles – Laura Jean, Kim Salmon, Liz Stringer, Dave Graney (...and many more!) A run of live screenings at LongPlay bar/cinema and a national launch tour followed.

Six years later, the cosmic quintet are poised to release their new album, which was recorded at Tender Trap studios in Northcote as the result of a 3RRRFM subscription prize. Presented on delicious vinyl!



Go-Go Sapien are available for interviews / live to airs / reviews & any other press opportunities. Please contact  Will Hindmarsh from Go-Go Sapien if you would like to arrange an interview, or require any further information.

Will Hindmarsh at

Thanks you!



GO-GO SAPIEN  'Love in Other Dimensions'  VINYL ALBUM RELEASE​

More launch dates/instores T.B.A. shortly.
More info at www.gogosapien.com


                                                   PREVIOUS PRESS QUOTES:                

“Thank the Gods of music that we have bands like Go-Go Sapien who can act as an antidote for whenever rock ‘n’ roll takes itself too seriously. They are proudly over the top but know how to rock the f*** out with their tongues in cheek.”

"I predict that Go-Go Sapien will be some kind of huge act...They are GENIUS!" 
Dave Graney (Musician and Triple R FM Announcer) 

INDIE ALBUM OF THE WEEK  (This Body Is Wrong For Us)    -  Brag Mag (Sydney)

“Excellently horrific: it’s zany and perplexing, yet somehow it’s so avante-garde, it just works...3 ½  out of 5 stars" 
-Emily Swanson - BLUNT MAGAZINE  

“Not since Painters and Dockers and TISM has a Melbourne band delivered so much perverse pleasure.

"As viciously entertaining as it is volatile... Go-Go Sapien’s sophomore release becomes a brutal, bloodthirsty beast which could be interpreted as a clever allusion to the otherwise fantastic quality of this album. 8/10 stars.”
Melanie Lewis - Tone Deaf Website ********

“The cosmic musical trip is expelled superbly by the band. ...Imagine Ed Wood being abducted by aliens, forced to mate inside Bootsy Colins’ wardrobe with the spawn being projected on to Brighton beach for a pow-wow shindig.”
Shane Bell – The Melbourne Leader

“Go-Go Sapien are out on the margins, just doing what comes natural.”
-Patrick Emery, BEAT MAGAZINE.

“There is nothing generic about Melbourne act Go-Go Sapien.”
-Rob McLean - Bunyip newspaper

Like The Pineapples From The Dawn Of Time, Go-Go Sapien have discovered a recipe for exploiting the humour within the psychedelic experience. And they do it walking upright. You can’t create this shit ….it must be the product of evolution’
-Patrick Emery, Beat Magazine, Melbourne.  

Melbourne based GO-GO SAPIEN are set to deliver an absurdist psych-pop opus with their long awaited third album, 'LOVE IN OTHER DIMENSIONS' on Headquarter Records.

The new album will be launched in a stage-show spectacular on Sunday Nov 5th at the Tote Hotel, Collingwood (six years to the day of their previous album launch!) and will feature an incredible lineup of Melbournian favourites:

Alex MacRae (Sons of Rico)
The Ancients
Dave Graney and the MistLY

The album is available digitally and for Vinyl and CD preorder NOW

                                       at gogosapien.bandcamp.com and headquarterrecords.com