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 were very much "Best Newcomer" circa 2009, though they haven't exactly rushed into following up that year's debut LP.
Their style is best described as electro-pop and they have currently released one album, La Roux
. Four of the tracks have been released as singles:
- "Quicksand". Got them noticed but barely bothered the charts.
- "In for the Kill". UK number # 2. Probably their Signature Song.
- "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.
- "I'm Not Your Toy". UK #27.
Not to be confused with Le Roux, a country-rock band from the '70s (sometimes referred to as Louisiana's Le Roux).
This band contains examples of: