Groove Armada began as a series of chaotic house-disco nights across London. It was to promote these nights that they started releasing 12’s for East London pioneer 'Tummy Touch'. When they lost everything on a down payment for a party boat given to a penthouse fraudster, they took to the hills and made an album in a week. 'Northern Star' contained downbeat anthem 'At the River'. There followed five albums, Grammy and Brit Nominations, and 10 years of gigs in 45 countries to around 6 million people. 2010 they bought their live band career to a close at Brixton Academy, the venue where their record for the most sold out nights still stands. 2015 saw the release of their Little Black Book album on Moda Black. "People have said you should go and get a deal with a major for all this new material, put together a bigger ‘plot’, get the live band back and all the rest of it. But we don't want to. We want to play and make house music, and that’s all."