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Groove Armada to release ‘White Light’ album

Groove Armada to release 'White Light' album

Groove Armada to release 'White Light' album

Groove Armada to release ‘White Light’ album. Groove Armada are set to release ‘White Light’ on October 18th. The album comprises of live studio re-workings of tracks from their acclaimed album ‘Black Light’ which was released at the beginning of the year. The nine track release includes brand new track ’1980′ and the much sought after History (Love Remix) and follows the recent announcement that Groove Armada’s forthcoming UK and Australia tours are set to be their last ever live shows as a full band. Tom Findlay of Groove Armada commented ‘t began as Black Light. Then it was recut, reworked and enlarged for a festival season that began at Glastonbury, crossed Europe, took in Japan, and ended in Moscow. Now these king size live versions have been taken back to the studio and re-recorded. Black Light has become White Light.’ For its first month of release the CD of ‘White Light’ will be exclusively available from HMV stores and online and iTunes in digital format.

Full track listing:

1. Warsaw
2. Time & Space
3. History
4. Not Forgotten
5. I Won’t Kneel
6. Look Me In The Eye Sister
7. Paper Romance
8. 1980
9. History (Love Mix), Written by Cato/Findlay/Young

Catch Groove Armada live for the last time at the dates below:

Thu 7th LEEDS, O2 ACADEMY ‘ 0844 477 2000
Fri 8th GLASGOW, O2 ACADEMY ‘ 0844 4772000
Mon 11th NORWICH, UEA ‘ 01603 508050
Thu 14th BIRMINGHAM, O2 ACADEMY ‘ 0844 477 2000
Fri 15th LONDON, O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON (7pm-11pm) ‘ 0844 477 2000

Groove Armada and their last ever UK shows as a full live band.

Groove Armada and their last ever shows as a full live band.

Groove Armada and their last ever shows as a full live band.

Groove Armada to retire. Dynamic dance duo Groove Armada have revealed that their forthcoming tours of the UK and Australia will be their last ever shows as a full live band. This doesn’t mark an end for the boys of course – there are big and exciting DJ performance and production plans for 2011 ‘ but rather the start of a whole new chapter. Confirming their plans, Andy and Tom said: “We’ve crossed and re-crossed the world with this band and crew.   here’s no other team like it. With their help, GA live became the sound of legendary nights from Mount Fuji to Moscow. It’s not often in the spotlight maybe; but ask the people who have come and filled the tents and surrounded the stages for the last decade. A massive thanks to all of them, for staying with us on a journey from Richie Havens to Saint Saviour.” The Manchester, Bristol and second Brixton shows have already sold out, along with the entire allocation of tickets on the band’s website, so with only a few hundred tickets left across all shows if you want to see the band live, nab tickets for the rest of the tour, sharpish.

Groove Armada play:

Thu 7th LEEDS, O2 ACADEMY ‘ 0844 477 2000
Fri 8th GLASGOW, O2 ACADEMY ‘ 0844 4772000
Mon 11th NORWICH, UEA ‘ 01603 508050
Thu 14th BIRMINGHAM, O2 ACADEMY ‘ 0844 477 2000
Fri 15th LONDON, O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON (7pm-11pm) ‘ 0844 477 2000

Kings of Leon and Kasabian headline V

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon and Kasabian headline V .  V Festival kicks off its 15th anniversary celebrations by announcing a world class line up for this year’s festivities on the 21st and 22nd August 2010 – to be headlined by Kings of Leon and Kasabian.  The summer spectacular, held across two sites at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, will be crammed with the hottest names in music. Joining the headliners over the weekend will be favourites Stereophonics, Faithless, The Prodigy, David Guetta, Pet Shop Boys, Cheryl Cole, Paul Weller, The Kooks, Paolo Nutini, and 2010 BRIT award winner Florence And The Machine. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 5th March and festival organisers are advising fans to purchase them quickly to avoid disappointment, but only from official outlets listed on  Headliners Kasabian said: ‘We can’t wait. We feel it’s the right time for us to headline a festival. We’ve been playing so many festivals for so long, years and years. I think the moment is right. It’s just a wonderful thing to be doing.  ‘Our fans are going to love the show. They’ll really enjoy it.’

Fans will also experience sets from Madness, Editors, Mika, White Lies, Groove Armada, The Courteeners, Goldfrapp, The Charlatans, Scouting For Girls, Chase And Status, The Temper Trap, Amy Macdonald, Newton Faulkner, La Roux, Sugababes, Pixie Lott, Skunk Anansie, Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Kate Nash, Paloma Faith, Shed Seven, Imogen Heap and Plan B.

Amsterdam Dance Event announces more festival names

fedde_le_grandHaving already announced some of the hottest names in the world of dance music such as: Armin van Buuren (NL), Laurent Garnier (FR), Richie Hawtin (CA), Boys Noize (DE) and Freemasons (GB), ADE is excited to reveal the names of more artists who are confirmed for the 14th edition of the event in October. Deadmau5 (CA), Derrick May (US), Fedde le Grand (NL), John Dahlback (SE ), Filastine (ES) and Continue reading →

The Ting Tings and Groove Armada join Ibiza Rocks

the-ting-tingsJoining the already incredible line up of artists announced for this years’ Ibiza Rocks are The Ting Tings, Groove Armada, Friendly Fires, Soulwax, Frankmusik, Kissy Sell Out, Burn the Negative, South Central and Zane Lowe. All will take to the open air stage in the very centre of the Ibiza Rocks Hotel during Ibiza Rocks’ 5th summer season of live shows, every Tuesday from 16 June to 8 September.

The Ting Tings have already rocked the foundations of pop and now they will rock the foundations of the Ibiza Rocks Hotel as they kick off a sensational summer of sizzling hot gigs on 16 June. Supporting Ting Tings and bringing his synths and beats to the Balearics will be Frankmusik plus Radio 1 DJ and champion of the best new bands, Zane Lowe.

Hailing from St. Albans, Herefordshire, Friendly Fires have made a massive splash on the music scene with their special blend of dance come indie come post-punk pop! The critically acclaimed band will take to the Ibiza Rocks stage on 23 June for a special gig and a sneak preview of what to expect when they support Blur later this summer

On 21 July, Groove Armada will bring their incredible big beats back to Ibiza. Dynamic duo and master remixers Andy Cato and Tom Findlay are no strangers to Ibiza but this special live set at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel is certain to be an unforgettable first!

Another first comes from South Central who will be tearing up the dance floor with their electro-punk tunes, supporting Pendulum on the 28 July.

Alternative rock/electro outfit Soulwax will put on a live show like no other at Ibiza Rocks on 1 September. Also known for their influential contributions to ‘bastard pop’ under the name 2manydjs, the Belgium brothers will make an incredible FIVE appearances as 2manydjs at Ibiza Rocks’ official after party Reclaim the Dancefloor at Eden this summer. ‘Ones To Watch’ Burn the Negative will support Soulwax at Ibiza Rocks on 1 September.

Boasting its strongest and most diverse line up to date. The Kooks, Klaxons, The Enemy, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Dizzee Rascal and Pendulum also feature on this summer’s hottest line up.

Ibiza’s premier live music promoters are pulling out all the stops to make this the best summer yet! Specially priced midweek breaks for the more flexible traveller are on offer and all holidays booked with include a gig ticket and entry to Ibiza Rocks’ new after party ‘Reclaim the Dancefloor!’ at Eden. Advanced sales also ALL include entry into ‘Reclaim the Dancefloor!’ where the crowds can carry on the party with some of the most cutting edge DJ’s and live acts on the planet.

With the introduction of pool and stage view rooms this year, fans can quite literally book a room with a ‘star’ view and a break abroad that could cost less than a weekend festival ticket. Quickly established as the biggest youth focused hotel on the island, the Ibiza Rocks Hotel encapsulates a whole lifestyle, catering for a new live music loving generation and proving that cool and credible can crossover. Legendary live gigs from the world’s best bands, under the stars. It’s Ibiza. It’s official. It rocks!

Confirmed Line Up So Far:

16 June Opening Party with The Ting Tings, Frankmusik and Zane Lowe
(Reclaim the Dancefloor: Opening Party with 2manydjs / Steve Aoki / Cassette Jam)
23 June Friendly Fires
(Reclaim the Dancefloor: Chase & Status / Kissy Sellout / Toddla T)
30 June The Kooks
(Reclaim the Dancefloor: Brodinski / Aeroplane / Matt Walsh)
07 July Very special guests TBC plus Kissy Sellout
(Reclaim the Dancefloor: Kissy Sellout / Fake Blood / High Contrast)
14 July Very special guests TBC plus Zane Lowe
(Reclaim the Dancefloor: Chase & Status /Sinden / Rusko)
21 July Groove Armada (Live)
(Reclaim the Dancefloor: 2manydjs / Steve Aoki / Aeroplane / Joe and Will Ask)
28 July Pendulum and South Central (laptop / keyboard set)
(Reclaim the Dancefloor: Boys Noize / Fake Blood / DIM / Housemeister / Mix Hell
04 Aug The Enemy
(Reclaim the Dancefloor: 2manydjs / Skream / L’Amour La Morgue)
11 Aug Dizzee Rascal
(Reclaim the Dancefloor: Pendulum DJ set / Scratch Perverts / Fake Blood / Sinden)
18 Aug Vampire Weekend
(Reclaim the Dancefloor: 2manydjs / Brodinski / Matt Walsh)
25 Aug MGMT
Pendulum DJ set / The Bloody Beetroots / Sinden / Benga)
01 Sept Soulwax/2manydjs and Burn the Negative
(Reclaim the Dancefloor: 2manydjs / Fake Blood / Junior Sanchez / L’Amour La Morgue)
08 Sept Closing Party with Klaxons and special guests
(Reclaim the Dancefloor: Closing Party with Digitalism / Caspa)

Groove Armada take new direction

groove-armadaThe EP’s tracks see Groove Armada moving into new exciting musical pastures. For the first time some of the material has been recorded fully live with their band, as demonstrated on ‘Drop The Tough’ and ‘Go’.

Both songs feature new vocalist Saint Saviour from electro-pop outfit The RGBs. ‘Pull Up (Crank It Up) takes the EP up a gear with a more dance floor inspired track. This collaboration with much-loved UK-based MC Slarta John looks set to become their ‘Superstylin’ of 2009.

‘El Padrino’ makes up the 4, and is a 5 minute instrumental that showcases the true talent of the live band. Remixes come courtesy of Australian Electronic/Rock group Van She and Brazilian dance duo The Twelve’s on of ‘Drop The Tough’.
London dance duo Groove Armada consists of  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 (after a ’70s discotheque), 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 U.K. 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 U.S. release of Vertigo in early 2000. An album of remixes followed shortly after, featuring post-productions by DJ Icey and Tim “Love” Lee. After releasing a mix album, Back to Mine, the duo returned with a sophomore production effort, 2001′s Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub). Two years later, Lovebox highlighted a new kind of funk for Groove Armada, with kitschy vibes and collaborative efforts coming from Neneh Cherry, Nappy Roots, and R&B chanteuse Sunshine Anderson. Soundboy Rock continued the emphasis on catchy hooks and became the fourth straight GA album to reach the British Top Ten.

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