In May of 1999 Groove Armada released Vertigo, this was followed with Goodbye Country Hello Night Club in September last year, now only 1 year later the duo bring us Love Box. Love Box is no doubt the best material the Armada have ever released.
Love Box is actually a bi-monthly club night that the Armada hold in various locations around London. The album features many collaborations. These include Neneh Cherry, Richie Havens, Kiminul, Sunshine Anderson, Red Rat & The Nappy Roots. Purple Haze was blasted out of our stereos last month, with dirty guitar hooks and the lyrical help of Red Rat(It all makes sense after the 'shrooms and the purple haze) the song springs to life. With a concoction of sound ranging from the typical house you would expect , to the more blissful 'Remember' a track that is the closest to the sound GA were made famous for, using of delightful effects and a helping hand from London Gospel Community Choir performing vocals creates one of the most down beat song on the album. This is followed by the deep funky bass and subtle nifty guitar hooks found on Madder that make a great dance track.
Love Box has a very independent sound, all the tracks standout well and all have a unique sound yet at sometimes you do feel the Armada scrape around the edges of different styles of music but don't really incorporate the genre to it's full advantage. yet at the same time the 12 track album is laid out in such way that it works extremely well when the 60 minute album is played through. Love Box has the kind of songs that are great heard in a club but still sound fantastic when your just listening to them at home.
Groove Armada's tour: Manchester University Manchester SAT 30.11.02 Manchester University Manchester Sun 01.12.02 Rock City Nottingham Mon 02.12.02 Academy Birmingham Tue 03.12.02 The Bristol Academy Bristol Wed 04.12.02 Corn Exchange Cambridge Mon 09.12.02 Southampton Guildhall Southampton Tue 10.12.02 Brixton Academy London Thu 12.12.02 Brixton Academy London Fri 13.12.02 Brixton Academy London Sat 14.12.02