Electro pop duo sets out to conquer US

la-rouxLa Roux can be easily identified by front woman Elly Jackson and her quirky red shark fin like hairdo; however the man behind the action is producer Ben Langmaid. This duo isn’t just all about look they have the music to stand up next to their distinctive look. The duo debuted earlier this year in the UK and have had a great amount of success with two top two singles “In for the Kill” and “Bulletproof.” They also landed on the No. 2 spot on the album charts with their self titled debut album. Now they plan to come stateside with their own mix of Electropop. Probably the best song on their self titled debut is “Bulletproof.” It’s got a retro 80s arcade like beat yet it doesn’t sound the one bit dated in fact it’s also a bit futuristic. Jackson warns her lover in the song that she’s learned from her mistakes and will have tougher skin in her next relationship. “I’m Not Your Toy” is their latest single, but “Tigerlily” was begging to be the next single as Jackson’s bitter filled voice which switches to angelic in the chorus throughout the song, making it a rollercoaster of emotions. “I’m Not Your Toy” just doesn’t have anything over the feeling of “Tigerlily.” This is the only disappoint on the album is that “Tigerlily” wasn’t the fourth single. La Roux is one of my favorite new artists of the year. There are quite a few artists out today trying to recreate the sound of the ’80s but no one does it quite like La Roux. Jackson’s voice is unmatchable right now and they have seem to have a trademark sound that doesn’t sound repeated. La Roux is set to be released on Sept. 29, 2009 in the US.