Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Groove Armada readying new effort

Groove Armada are releasing a new artist album “Soundboy Rock” on Strictly Rhythm Records. London dance duo consists of Tom Findlay and Andy Cato. The group formed in the mid-90s after being introduced by Cato’s girlfriend and soon started their own club, also named Groove Armada which featured their spinning. By 1997 they released a handful of singles, including “4 Tune Cookie” and “At the River” their debut album, Northern Star, followed the next year.
1999 saw the release of Vertigo, which made the Top 20 of the British charts, and silver status in the UK. The album’s singles achieved similar heights including “I See You Baby” which was remixed by Fatboy Slim.
The group followed this success with a stint as Elton John’s opening band and with the US release of Vertigo in early 2000.
An album of remixes followed shortly after, featuring post - productions with DJ Icey, and Tim ‘Love’ Lee. After releasing a mixed album, Back to Mine, the duo returned with a sophomore production effort, 2001 Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub).
Two years later, Lovebox highlighted a new kind of funk for Groove Armada with kitschy vibes and collaborative efforts from Neneh Cherry, Nappy Roots and R&B chanteuse Sunshine Anderson. Soundboy Rock continues the emphasis on catchy hooks and became the fourth straight Groove Armada to reach the British Top Ten.
Next up, Groove Armada release new artist album “Sound boy Rock” on Strictly Rhythm Records, April 15th 2008 shortly followed by a North American tour.

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