Travel days. How exciting.
Its taken us about 12 hours to get back from Southside Festival, but I'm now in a cab back to my house.
I watched a documentary about the band behind the majority of Mo Town recordings. Such talented musicians, but very sad to see how badly they were ripped off..
The highlight of the trip back was on the ferry earlier. In England we had a kids TV show called Rainbow with big stuffed animals as the main characters, and a presenter… Continue
Added by La Roux on June 21, 2010 at 9:30am —
I feel a bit like Boy Meets World writing these blogs. I hear myself say them in the same way he narrates the show..the girl in that was really cute, I wonder what she looks like now?
Anyway we just finished playing at Southside Festival in Germany. Supposedly it had rained since Wednesday morning so the site was so covered in mud, cars getting dragged out of the car park by tractors and all! For a crowd to still have that much enthusiasm after being p*ssed on for 5 days, is quite… Continue
Added by La Roux on June 20, 2010 at 5:41pm —
So I'm stood side stage at Hurricane Festival in Germany watching a band who all have animal masks on, all wearing different coloured tuxedo s. Sounds weird already right? That not to mention the male and female clowns doing interprative dance next to them...oh, and the mime artists...Germans.
Someone decided it would be a great idea to put us on at 1am today...1am! Come on, what are you supposed to do at a cold, rainy festival from 7pm till 1am?! I'm more sensitive now then I was… Continue
Added by La Roux on June 19, 2010 at 2:35pm —
The World Cup. What an odd thing it is.
In England, everyone puts up their flags, paints their faces and gets overly patriotic, but sadly, this comes hand in hand with people becoming massive drunk, lairy idiots.
I tend to not go out a huge amount when I get off tour, mostly because we don't ever get to be at home when we are working, but my girlfriend and I decided to go to "The Flowerpot" in Camden to watch the England match. 5 minutes in, a group of 'lairy lads' started… Continue
Added by La Roux on June 18, 2010 at 11:30am —
Check out this video of Sting performing Next To You on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno over on the NBC.Com Website
Added by Sting on June 18, 2010 at 3:00pm —
It's hard to write about a day where I've not done a great deal. I did have a good day though, in bed 'til 3, watched "Fear and Loathing.." And my flatmate made Brownies!
But that's not exciting to read is it? I promise it will get more exciting when we're back on the road!
Added by La Roux on June 17, 2010 at 6:00pm —
"She says she has to head back to the studio, to try to decide which songs will go on her second album of the year. "I don't know," she says
cheerfully. "No one knows. Not even me." It sounds like a risky
strategy. She… Continue
Added by Robyn on June 17, 2010 at 5:53pm —
London really is beautiful in the sunshine. I'm currently stood outside Topshop on Oxford Street waiting for Mickey so we can go and blag some free sunglasses from Ray Ban. We really are so cheeky, as Mickey got 2 free pairs at the weekend, and I got a pair of Ray Bans and some free glasses (thank you Foureyes) earlier today!! Still, they're the perks of being in a band!!
Quite a slow day in Camp La Roux today. Elly is just chilling at home, as is Mike, and I'm just pottering about… Continue
Added by La Roux on June 16, 2010 at 1:33pm —
"She's ready to rule" - 8/10 from Spin
"On her follow up, the Swede extends her streak with an equally edgy EP that segues from sped up dancefloor delights, like the flawless single 'Dancing on my Own' to acoustic ballads such as 'Hang With Me'" - 3.5 stars out of 4 from Us Weekly
Check out the reviews below! Click to enlarge:…
Added by Robyn on June 16, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Robyn's brand new album "Body Talk Pt. 1" including the single "Dancing on my Own" is now available worldwide. To get your copy from the iTunes
store - click… Continue
Added by Robyn on June 15, 2010 at 12:10am —
LOGO are rebroadcasting the NewNowNext episode hosted by La Roux on Wednesday, June 16th at midnight. La Roux's “Bulletproof” is one of the featured videos within the show.
NewNowNext Music premieres a new episode each Wednesday night at midnight. Each week's playlist can be found here: http://www.logotv.com/video/franchise.jhtml?ctid=1768
Here is the list of videos for the NewNowNext Music show airing on… Continue
Added by La Roux on June 15, 2010 at 4:59pm —
Check out La Roux's featured playlist
on iTunes where Elly Jackson runs you through her top tracks! Click here
to take a look.
Added by La Roux on June 15, 2010 at 4:56pm —
Be sure to check out
Last Call with Carson Daly
re-airing tonight June 15th on NBC!
Airs at 1:35am ET/PT (check local listings)
Added by La Roux on June 15, 2010 at 4:53pm —
As a nice surprise today, I was invited to go see my friend Steph and his band Gallows support Cypress Hill! Frank the frontman realised that the response wasn't as good as one would have hoped, and held it together so well..."Who invited the Stoners? F**k off home". Well said.
I am writing this in the changeover between the two bands. The change over used to excite me so much, and now I know that people will just be getting ready and that the mysterious backstage, isn't really that… Continue
Added by La Roux on June 15, 2010 at 4:48pm —
NEW YORK CITY, NY
MEET AND SEE ROBYN PERFORM AT BORDERS!
Thursday, August 8th at 1pm. Robyn will perform and sign copies of her new album "Body Talk Pt. 1" at BORDERS Columbus Circle
10 COLUMBUS CIRCLE
NEW YORK, NY
** Purchase “BODY TALK PT 1” at BORDERS (Columbus Circle… Continue
Added by Robyn on June 11, 2010 at 6:31pm —
"The cheeky robo-electro of 'Fembot' has already gone top 10 in Sweden and Norway. The official lead single, however, is summery dance tune 'Dancing on my… Continue
Added by Robyn on June 11, 2010 at 6:38pm —
"I love being on stage and performing with my band, but I think once you
take the music out of the studio, something happens and it takes on a
life of its own. That's the most amazing thing about being on the road
because you get to experience how the music is making its own way into
people's lives and that's really really nice."
Check out the full interview with Robyn over on the… Continue
Added by Robyn on June 14, 2010 at 1:56pm —
"“Play me some new kind of sound/Something true and sincere,” she sings in “None of Dem,” produced by the Norwegian electronic-music duo Royksopp. But her swagger hasn’t left her. The album’s grating opener, whose full title is unprintable here, makes a litany of complaints feel like a string of boasts. And “Dancehall Queen,” an ode to 1990s Euro-dub produced by Mr. Ahlund and Diplo, finds her alone in a crowd again, but without the angst. “I came to dance, not… Continue
Added by Robyn on June 14, 2010 at 1:42pm —
The problem with popping back home for a few days at a time, is that you end up throwing a lot of stuff on the floor and rushing out back on tour again.
As we're back for a few days, I have no excuse not to knuckle down and tackle this mess!…
Added by La Roux on June 14, 2010 at 7:29am —
I'm ruined. Absolutely ruined.
Festival season has well and truly started. We got back from the Isle of Wight this morning and to say I am tired is an understatement, that and the jet-lag from the US tour. We stayed up until the early hours eating Kit Kats and Frazzles (which are these Bacon Flavoured crisps...other worldly).
I was just explaining to a friend how the summer is the best time to be in a band. You hang out with all your friends in other bands, play big shows… Continue
Added by La Roux on June 13, 2010 at 1:30pm —