LA ROUX COVER

We’re constantly on the hunt for a dose of audio morphine. We need a constant fix of beats. The more left of center, we tend to be more receptive. Introduced in 2008 and newly launched, British electropop duo known as La Roux has peaked our curiosity. Consisting of its 21-year old androgynous singer Eleanor “Elly” Jackson and co-writer/producer Ben Langmaidas, the group is synonymous with music and fashion from the ’80s, citing influence from The Human League, Eurythmics, David Bowie, A Flock of Seagulls and actress Molly Ringwald. We’re quite favorable to all these picks.

La Roux’s self-titled debut album, consists of 12 synth infused tracks that give us warm soundtrack memories to something from a John Hughes film. Think “Pretty In Pink” or “The Breakfast Club” fast forward 20 plus years later to today. Notable tracks include empowered anthems such as “Bulletproof” and “I’m Not Your Toy” to a reminiscent Depeche Mode arrangement heard in “Reflections Are Protection”. We’re keeping our eyes open on Ms. Elly. We’re quite sure that Duckie would have vied for her affection. To listen to the album visit the La Roux Myspace site here.