On the new sixth artist album, Groove Armada continues to push the boundaries artistically. Not many band’s sixth albums can be described as bold, brave, fresh, adventurous or representing a new creative peak, but Groove Armada’s brilliant “Black Light” is all of those things and more.
“We could’ve knocked out an album of ragga-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.” Instead, the music-obsessed duo took inspiration from the new breed of acts they were booking for their award-winning London festival, Lovebox. “Bands like the Friendly Fires, Klaxons, Passion Pit, LCD Soundsystem, Ladyhawke and MGMT,” says Tom. “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.”
“Black Light” ranks among their best work to date and sees the masters of reinvention move in some thrilling new directions. Featuring Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music, Nick Littlemore of Empire of the Sun / PNAU, and introducing newcomer SaintSaviour, GA fans and those eager for new music will be blown away when the album drops in Feb 2010.