Cat No: UMCLP005

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La Roux was a refreshing addition to the world of pop. Brixton-born Elly Jackson was inspired more by the music of Nick Drake and Neil Young than synth pop, and when Ben Langmaid first heard her, she was playing her songs on an acoustic guitar. Together, they updated the template for the synth duo, Langmaid resolutely in the background, while Jackson became the face and mouthpiece for the group. Their debut single, Quicksand, was released on Kitsune Records in December 2008, and soon after Polydor signed them, and amid a flurry of press attention, In For The Kill came out in March 2009, rising to No. 2 in the UK. In June that year, Bulletproof topped the charts, paving the way for the album, which was received warmly in the UK and made huge inroads into the US charts. Jackson’s androgyny and the duo’s musical style evoked the 80s, yet this was no mere pastiche. The songs had heart and soul and were delivered with matchless panache. “People don’t just want R&B girls thrusting their groins at them,” she told The Guardian. “It gave me hope. People bought the record even though it was fronted by this odd boy-looking ginger girl.” “Remarkably, with this astounding debut, an unassuming 21-year-old from SW2 has revitalised a forgotten form to make one of the finest forward-thinking British pop albums of recent memory.” NME “The influences may be retro, but La Roux use them as the starting point for something fresh.” Q Magazine “Along with co-writer and fellow synth dude Ben Langmaid, she’s ruling U.K. radio with splashy dance hits about sex and betrayal.” Rolling Stone

  1. In For The Kill
  2. Tigerlily
  3. Quicksand
  4. Bulletproof
  5. Colourless Colour
  6. I’m Not Your Toy
  7. Cover My Eyes
  8. As If By Magic
  9. Fascination
  10. Reflections Are Protection
  11. Armour Love
  12. Growing Pains

La Roux

£24.99

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Format:LP Genre:Pop Record Label:Proper Records Release Date:07/10/2022
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