La Roux is tagged as: electropop, electronic, synthpop, dance, indietronica
La Roux are an English electropop “synth duo” band made up of singer and synth player Elly Jackson and co-writer and co-producer Ben Langmaid from London, England, United Kingdom.
Their music is largely influenced by 1980s pop music including Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, The Human League, Yazoo and Prince.
The name “La Roux” is reported to be chosen like this: Jackson found a book of baby names in a bin and in the book was the name “La Roux”. ‘La Roux’ comes from the French for ‘red-haired one’ (‘le roux (masculine) or la rousse (feminine)’) referring to Jackson’s distinctive hairstyle.
Their first single Quicksand was released by the Kitsuné Music record label in November, 2008. Polydor are set to release La Roux’s debut album on 29 June 2009. Polydor released La Roux’s second single In For The Kill on 16 March 2009 and prominent dubstep producer Skream has made two remixes of the track. ‘In For The Kill’ debuted at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart on 22 March 2009 and has so far peaked at number 2 (as of 19 April 2009).
La Roux gained fifth position on the BBC’s Sound of 2009 poll. The Guardian website featured La Roux on their new band of the day column. Th...
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