Groove Armada will unveil their sixth album early next year, entitled Black Light.
Tom Findlay and Andy Cato have become serious commercial contenders in the dance music sphere over the course of their thirteen years in the business, curating their own festival (Lovebox Weekender) as well as headlining countless other international events. Instead of capitalising on their appeal by rehashing previous work, though, the duo have decided that now is the time to do something different. "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."
Lead single "I Won't Kneel" showcases the act's new '80s-influenced electro-pop style, with the duo citing "people like Bowie, Gary Numan, New Order, Fleetwood Mac and Roxy Music" as their major influences on the record. Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry even turns up on one track after lending his voice to DJ Hell on last year's Teufelswerk album, but vocals for the majority of the album have been contributed by Empire Of The Sun's Nick Littlemore, with additional appearances from She Keeps Bees' Jess Larabee and SaintSaviour. "I think even people who've hated everything we've ever made before could absolutely love this record. I'm incredibly proud of it," Cato enthuses. "If I could leave just one album of ours behind, there is absolutely no question as to which one it would be."
01. Look Me in the Eye Sister
02. Fall Silent
03. Just for Tonight
04. Not Forgotten
05. I Won't Kneel
06. Cards to Your Heart
07. Paper Romance
10. Time & Space
Cooking Vinyl will release Black Light on 22nd February, 2010.