MUSICmonday

5 Jul

La Roux

are an English electropop and synthpop duo made up of singer, keyboardist, co-writer and co-producer Eleanor Jackson, and keyboardist, co-writer and co-producer Ben Langmaid. Jackson describes their respective roles as “very much a half and half sharing situation… not like a singer producer outfit”, but also recognizing that it often can “look like a solo act”.

Their music is influenced by 1980s British synthpop including Yazoo, Erasure, Depeche Mode, The Human League, Heaven 17 and Blancmange. The band’s name originates from Jackson’s red hair; she has said:

To me, it means “red-haired one” – and it does, vaguely. It’s just a male version of “red-haired one”, which I think is even cooler, because I’m, well, androgynous anyway. So it kind of makes sense.
Check out one of their latest songs: Bulletproof
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