This exclusive Groove Armada interview was conducted by The Future Tense as part of the ON/OFF project.
Each artist was asked the same series of questions relating to the live music experience, before being photographed just before and again immediately after performing.
Band: Groove Armada
Interviewee: Groove Armada
Venue: Brixton Academy
Date: October 14th 2010
What is your most memorable live moment as a fan?
Prince is always a standout for me, but more recently seeing Yeasayer in Poland was great. They’ve been on the up and up for a while, but that gig just seemed to all come together, and it was pretty memorable.
What is your most memorable live moment as a performer?
I’d say tonight was one of the best actually. It’s our 15th sold out night at Brixton Academy, which kind of makes it like home for us, and tonight being the last night is very very special.
Have you had any disasters on stage?
In the early days we were a shambles, but you learn pretty fast! We walked on at Shepherds Bush Empire once and literally nothing was plugged in. It doesn’t get much worse than that!
Do you have any live performance aspirations?
Groove Armada has always been about the live thing, and it’s something we’ve tried to really push the envelope in as a band. I’d say honestly that we’ve pretty much ticked all reasonable men’s boxes in terms of our live aspirations.
A full list of featured artists and interviews can be found here.
Dates: 2009 to 2014
Photographer: Tom Oldham
Curator: Ed Bartlett (The Future Tense)
Featured Artists: Arctic Monkeys, Basement Jaxx, Beady Eye, Beth Ditto, Chase & Status, CSS, Duran Duran, Editors, Ed Sheeran, Elbow, Faithless, Flying Lotus, Friendly Fires, Grimes, Janelle Monae, Jessie J, The Kills, Labrinth, Lana del Rey, Lykke Li, MIA, Muse, My Chemical Romance, Mystery Jets, Paul Weller, Plan B, Primal Scream, Prodigy, Pulled Apart by Horses, Rizzle Kicks, Rudimental, Snoop Dogg, Suede, Swedish House Mafia, Take That, Tinie Tempah, The Vaccines, Warpaint.
Partners: War Child, Pledge Music