Groove Armada's Tom Findlay and Andy Cato live, work and DJ in London. However, when it's time to record their music, they neatly pack up their gear and trek to the most remote country cottage they can locate to get as far away from civilization (phones, pagers, and pubs) as they can. (Okay, well maybe not pubs.) Up close and personal with nature, they happily breathe fresh country air, sit under the stars at night and carefully cajole Groove Armada's soulful funky mojo.
Vertigo, Groove Armada's U.S. debut, is the sonic document of their excursion last summer to bucolic Ambleside in Cumbria. "It's the best time of the year for us," beams Tom Findlay. "You're away from everything and you can truly focus on the music. The only way you're in contact with the world is when you go into town."
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