La Roux

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Elly Jackson and her epic hair.

With rising unemployment, it's perhaps time for a throwback to the 1980s.

La Roux (Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid, the former doing the singing) are a British group who are very much "Best Newcomer" at present.

Their style is best described as electro-pop and they have currently released one album, La Roux. Two of the tracks have been released as singles:

  • "In for the Kill". UK number # 2.
  • "Bulletproof". UK number # 1 and straight in too. This was even more surprising considering it was released on the week of the death of Michael Jackson.

An earlier single "Quicksand" barely bothered the charts.

Not to be confused with Le Roux, a country-rock band from the '70s (sometimes referred to as Louisiana's Le Roux).


La Roux provides examples of the following tropes: