YDP In the Know: La Roux

22 Aug

This is Elly's world, we just live in it

This is Elly's world, we just live in it

It’s been a little while since I’ve found a group worthy of breaking the 10th Yuppie Commandment (thou shalt not pump up bands that make others jealous of your awesome taste in music), but here’s another one:  La Roux. The electropop group, again from Britain, is like the lovechild of A Flock of Seagulls and Freezepop (which reminds me, far too few groups use keytars anymore by the way).  This duo, the pairing of 19-year-old front woman Eleanor “Elly” Jackson and co-writer and producer Ben Langmaid, dropped their self titled album in mid-march of this year, meaning they qualify to be one of this year’s hottest acts.  Jackson is a ghostly pale ginger, but she works it pretty well, somehow turning her redheaded affliction into a trademark hairdo that young girls in London are emulating.  Like Florence + The Machine, La Roux is up for the Mercury Prize, to be awarded in a few weeks, and they stand a damn good chance of winning, which means you’d be even further behind the 8-ball.

You see where A Flock of Seagulls comes in?

You see where A Flock of Seagulls comes in?

Three singles off the album have all got legs.  It’s only a matter of time before they make their way here.  In fact, let me help them out.  Have a listen to these tracks.  Check out the video too.  It is like Tron meets Q-Bert meets those awesome commercials from Lincoln Tech demonstrating how you too can fulfill your dream of becoming a graphic designer!  Anyway, enjoy, and stay tuned for the upcoming wrap-up when the Mercury Prize is finally awarded.

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2 Responses to “YDP In the Know: La Roux”

  1. tksama August 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM #

    I want that haircut

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