Album: Groove Armada, Black Light (Cooking Vinyl)

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Is this really a Groove Armada record?

It kicks off with clanging guitars and then features the strangulated yelps of Nick Littlemore (Empire of the Sun) on four tracks. This might not be to everyone's tastes, but it dispels Tom Findlay and Andy Cato's image as purveyors of easy-listening mush. Black Light is dominated by future-pop with the rough edges left in.

There's still room, though, for a Bryan Ferry star turn. GA are shaking off the curse of being endorsed by Tony Blair in considerable style.