Monday, 16 February 2009

La Roux

Flame-haired songstress La Roux seems to be getting a lot of hype in all the right places - she's been named in the BBC's annual ones to watch list, along with Frankmusic and already-got-a-number-one Lady Gaga, among others. Signed to the cooler-than-thou Kitsuné record label, she's already featured on their Maison 6 compilation, to great acclaim.

La Roux's music seems to be one of those hipster-girls-doing-electro affairs that goes down well amongst all those indieish circles that I used to frequent all the time. 'Quicksand' has a distinct whiff of Prince's 'When Doves Cry' about it, and next single 'In for the Kill' is a jolly synthpop ditty, whereas 'Bulletproof' sounds like it could've been produced by The Knife in one of their more listeneable moments. All her iconography is heavily 80s-influenced, which goes very well with the music in question.

La Roux - Bulletproof

Visit: La Roux's Myspace

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