Friday, June 26, 2009

La Roux

Being an 80's child, many retro 80's or reborn 80's (some good, some bad) things tickle my fancy. I still stand by the fact the best cartoons came from the 80's. Many current fashion trends are revisiting the 80's (tights, shoulder pads, neon, disco dollies, boyfriend jackets, asymmetrical hair, acid-wash, harem pants... etc). In music, 80's synth pop's influence is evident today as well (Junior Boys, Ladyhawke, Cut Copy just to name a few). My nostalgia and excitement for revamped 80's things with an updated edge explains my love for La Roux.

The London-based electro-pop duo, Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid, make up La Roux which means the red-haired one in French (properly La Rousse). Not only is their music super catchy and the synths irresistible, the MV's are eye-catching, and Elly's red hair is too hot to handle. Love her androgynous style and the whole look and feel of the music just makes me happy. :D LOVES IT.

Their self-titled album comes out June 29, 2009. On tour in Europe starting June 27! Toronto July 31!!! Montreal August 1! NYC August 2!
Favourites: In For The Kill, Quicksand, Bulletproof, Reflections are Protections, I'm Not Your Toy, Fascination, Armour Love... (basically, everything!!!)

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