British Synth Pop, La Roux

La Roux
At just 21 years old Elly Jackson has made an impressive impact on the British music scene. With partner in-synth-pop crime Ben Langmaid, who started as her producer and became her collaborator just two years ago, La Roux (French for “the red haired one”) boasts razor sharp lyrics and up-tempo beats that finds influences in the Eurythmics, Depeche Mode and The Knife. Early singles “In For the Kill”, which entered the UK singles chart at an impressive #7 and continued to climb steadily to the #2 spot, and the addictive “Quicksand” became instant hits in London’s underground warehouse scene before making the leap to national radio play. Her striking voice and inimitable sense of style make for beguiling combination and those lucky enough to have heard the upcoming full length album are left with little doubt about what the future holds in store for La Roux. Cherrytree Records released the “Quicksand” EP stateside in Spring 09 and will release the duo’s much anticipated debut self-titled album On September 29th. 2009 will be the year of La Roux. You can run but you can’t hide. Watch this space.