La Roux are an English electropop “synth duo” band made up of singer
and synth player Elly Jackson and co-writer and co-producer Ben
Langmaid. Elly found a book of baby names in a bin. Within the book was
the name “La Roux”. ‘La Roux’ comes from the French for ‘red-haired
one’, referring to Elly’s distinctive hairstyle. Their music is largely
influenced by 1980s pop music including Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, The
Human League, Yazoo and Prince.
The first single ‘Quicksand’ was released by the Kitsuné Music record label in November, 2008. Polydor are set to release La Roux’s debut album in 2009. Polydor will be releasing La Roux’s second single ‘In For The Kill’ on 16 March 2009 and prominent dubstep producer Skream has made two remixes of the track. ‘In For The Kill’ debuted at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart on 22nd March 2009 and has so far peaked at number 2 (as of 19 April 2009).