Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, better known together as Groove Armada, will release their sixth studio album, Black Light, February 23, 2010 in the U.S. The album, which features an impressive list of guest artists, represents a bold new phase in the duo’s artistic evolution, while maintaining a signature Groove Armada style that fans have come to know and love.
Drawing inspiration from Lovebox — their award-winning London festival featuring bands like the Friendly Fires, the Klaxons, LCD Soundsystem, Ladyhawke and MGMT — the band has taken their songwriting in an unexpected and original direction. “We could’ve knocked out an album of reggae-influenced house bangers and a couple of chill-out tunes, and that would’ve been a much easier life,” explains Andy. “But we needed a new challenge. Neither of us was interested in just repeating ourselves.” The bands at Lovebox, however, played a large part in bringing the band back towards their influences. “They’re the ones really leading the charge, making genuinely exciting, dance-informed music. And that sound really pushed us back towards people like Bowie, Gary Numan, New Order, Fleetwood Mac and Roxy Music.”
“I Won’t Kneel”:
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