La Roux

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Meaning "red-haired one" in French, La Roux is the synth pop project of flame-haired singer/songwriter Elly Jackson and keyboardist/producer Ben Langmaid. Before they collaborated, Jackson, the daughter of actress Trudie Goodwin, grew up listening to folk artists and singer/songwriters like Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell, and drew inspiration from their sounds for her early music.

However, her style changed as Jackson got into the rave scene, taking her music in a more electronic direction. Meanwhile, Langmaid went to school with Faithless' Rollo Armstrong, and the pair recorded as house duo Huff & Puff in the mid-'90s; Langmaid also recorded as Atomic and as one half of Huff & Herb for

Armstrong's label, and was a songwriter for the group Kubb. Jackson and Langmaid began working together in 2006, when they were introduced by a mutual acquaintance. Initially, they called their project "Automan" and wrote largely acoustic music before scrapping that name and sound for the sleek Prince, David Bowie, and the Knife-inspired style they pursued as La Roux, a moniker Jackson found in a book of baby names.

Their debut single, "Quicksand," was released by Kitsune in fall 2008, and earned the band acclaim from the BBC and the Guardian. La Roux supported Lily Allen on her 2009 U.K. tour around the time their second single, "In for the Kill," was released that spring and debuted at 11 on the U.K. charts, reaching a peak position of two; that summer, the single "Bulletproof" debuted at number one a week before La Roux's self-titled album was released. La Roux arrived in the States that fall.

Source: All Music Guide


Music By La Roux

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La Roux setlist
La Roux keyboardist
Elly Jackson takes a drink during La Roux concert
Elly Jackson's shoes @ La Roux gig in Melbourne
La Roux perform Quicksand at Festival Hall, Melbourne

La Roux Features

La Roux and Kelis to collaborate?
La Roux to write concept album about monogamy
Major Lazer and La Roux collaborate
La Roux, Major Lazer mixtape breaks the internet

La Roux Videos

La Roux - Bulletproof
La Roux - Quicksand
Kelis covers "In For The Kill" in the Live Lounge
La Roux take us behind the scenes on the "Tigerlily" video shoot
La Roux cover The Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb"



Sooooo good at Parklife..... when is she touring on her own?

by becharps (21/12/2009)

la roux is amazing! cant believe shes only doing bacardi express on the east coast and no side shows!!!!!!!! arrrggghhh... i want tickets already!

by amieg2587 (16/03/2010)

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