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La Roux love Heaven 17

Chart-topping 80s throwbacks La Roux plan to work with their shoulder-padded heroes Heaven 17.

Elly Jackson, 21, and Ben Langmaid, 37, are huge fans of the Sheffield trio, who scored a massive hit with Temptation back in the day.

“Glen Gregory, the lead singer with Heaven 17, heard I was a fan and has been in touch. We email each other a lot. We finally met at an awards do recently, he’s lovely. Greg and Ben are going to meet up to have a coffee and discuss some things. We’ll see what happens.”

Apart from the potential Heaven 17 team-up, La Roux are, as a rule, against any further collaborations.

The Bulletproof star explained, "We’ve been asked to write some things for other people but I don’t think we will at the moment. I find it a bit unfocused of artists to collaborate with people so early on. It’s strange to me that some bands’ first albums are recorded with 10 different artists. You end up thinking, ‘Well, what have you actually done here?’"

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