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Album: Groove Armada, Black Light (Ministry of Pies/Cooking Vinyl)

Explaining the essential difference between Black Light and 2007's Soundboy Rock, Groove Armada's Andy Cato cites the likes of Friendly Fires, Klaxons and MGMT as having given them a fresh challenge which sent them back to the influences of Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Roxy.

Album: Groove Armada, Black Light (Cooking Vinyl)

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Five tracks, including the new single 'Paper Romance' and two brand new tracks from the album 'Black Light'

Hot Air: What's next for the enigmatic French duo who provided the soundtrack to a generation of dinner parties?

Two Frenchmen are having their photos taken inside an icing-sugar-pink complex of Modernist buildings in the dreamily named district of Belleville, a short cab ride from the Gare du Nord in central Paris. Smartly attired in an understated kind of way, the pair stand among the varied bits of vintage equipment in their own bespoke recording studio. With their upturned collars, pointed shoes and Gallic diffidence, they seem perfectly at home alongside the 20-year-old Moog sythesisers, mahogany mixing desks and cherrywood-veneer sound-proofing. They barely utter a word, offering only weak smiles and mildly perceptible nods. For a space designed to create noise, this could be one of the quietest, most thoughtful places in Paris.

Album: Terry Callier, Hidden Conversations, (Mr Bongo)

Rare-groove legend TC goes trip-hop, with two songs co-written with Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja, who composes another, "Live with Me", himself.

Claire Beale: The music business gives itself a good Shake

Secure in the knowledge that it has chosen a much-loved, iconic track for its new ad campaign, which debuts tonight taking up the entire centre break of Corrie, The Co-op is giving music in ads a good kicking.

Hogmanay, Princes Street, Edinburgh

Caledonian troubadour brings it all back home

Lovebox London Weekender, Victoria Park, London

The Lovebox London Weekender is festival-lite for those not attending bigger bashes or the more ambitious Latitude in Suffolk, with which it clashes. If you can get over the stench of a village fête, and swaying to Groove Armada on a Saturday afternoon does not squash your soul, then look no further.

Summer holidays: Top five destinations

We know how you feel: you need a holiday. Summer is fast approaching, beckoning you to make some plans, here are some of the best options.

Abum: Various Artists, Late Night Tales: Groove Armada (Late Night Tales)

The art of the mixtape lies not just in the selection of tracks, but also in how they’re segued.

New delay hits superjumbo

Deliveries of the 555-seater Airbus A380 superjumbo plane, whose wings are built in the UK, are to be further delayed, it was announced today.

Lovebox Weekender: Groove Armada/Mylo/Plantlife, Victoria Park, London

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Album: Richie Havens

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Talkin' 'bout the generations: Senior bands and junior Stones prove Isle of Wight still rocks

Into a Newport recreation ground, the Isle Of Wight Festival managed to squeeze three days of drinking, eating, sleeping and other essential human activities with a smoothly produced parade of bands playing music that, for the most part, captured the event's largely laid-back mood.

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