â€œElly Jackson, is a cooler Sophie Ellis Bextor: her dance-pop tunes are infectious, she looks striking (her vertical red hairdo attracts frequent comments from strangers), and she says what she thinks.â€ – The Guardian
â€œThe combination of Elly Jackson’s ethereal vocals and a prominent, lively drum beat will have you hooked. Retro pop magic.â€ – The Sun
Brace yourself North America, and get ready to be blown away by one of UKâ€™s biggest musical sensations, La Roux. At just 21-years-old, Brixton (South London)â€™s Elly Jackson and partner-in-synth-pop-crime Ben Langmaid were voted #5 in the BBCâ€™s â€œSound of 2009â€ list and have already won over music fans across the UK. They will make their North American debut, performing at a string of venues next month.
Elly and Ben started their successful collaboration just two years ago. Together they write perfect electro-pop tracks that have been luring fans from their seats to the dance floor since they first started playing in London warehouse spaces in 2008. Razor sharp lyrics, up-tempo beats, and remarkable synthesizer skills only scratch the service of the sensational 80â€™s inspired tracks that have taken the UK by storm. Singles â€œQuicksandâ€ and â€œIn For the Killâ€ prove that â€œLa Roux sees electronic musical equipment not as cold instruments of aural torture or imperious alienation but as ways to soundtrack her stories in the most immediately accessible way possibleâ€ – The Guardian.
La Roux also plans to release an EP this April in the U.S. on Cherrytree Records.Stay tuned for further details!
Tracklisting for Quicksand EP:
1. Quicksand Single version
2. Quicksand Mad Decent remix No. 1
3. In for The Kill (Skreamâ€™s Letâ€™s Get Ravey remix)
“Together with synth player/producer Ben Langmaid, she makes stylish and tres moderne, hooky electronic pop.â€ – Time Out London
â€œHer current single, Quicksand (Kitsune), clones the froideur of Jackson’s favourite decade with love and skill, and makes for nagging pop with emotional substance. Clearly, La Roux has greater ambitions than just getting poseurs to dance.â€ – The Independent