British synth-pop sensation La Roux are set to hit the shores of North America for a slew of highly anticipated performances this fall in support of their self titled US debut coming out September 29th on Cherrytree Records. 21-year-old Elly Jackson and co-producer co-songwriter co-hort Ben Langmaid, the talented South London duo who make up La Roux, have made an impressive impact on the UK’s music scene since joining forces two years ago. While collaboration began in London’s burgeoning underground warehouse scene, it has since landed the pair a highly coveted Mercury Prize nomination and hot singles on daytime radio and the upper echelons of the British charts. With just about a month left until the US release of debut full-length La Roux, the album continues to make waves in the UK – with its dazzling current single “Bulletproof” entering the UK Singles Chart at #1 and “In For The Kill,” the album’s first single, selling more copies than any other single this year!
The album version of “Bulletproof” is currently available on iTunes and all digital outlets.
Check out the stunning video for “Bulletproof” here.
Dates in full:
10/18/09 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/19/09 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/21/09 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s Tavern
10/23/09 Toronto, ON @ The Guvernment
10/24/09 Montreal, QC @ Studio Juste Pour Rire
10/26/09 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
10/27/09 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Raves for La Roux:
“Elly Jackson is the perfect London pop star of the moment…” Rolling Stone
“Elly is no clichéd electro-minx. Her whipsmart modern take on the heartsore side of the 80’s is centered around her vulnerable voice and big-hearted love songs, drawing on a youthful infatuation with classic pop. It’s the raw humanity contrasted with the crispest, glassiest sounds and Langmaid’s bright beats that make La Roux as accessible as they are irresistible.” NME
“With pop songs like “Quicksand” and the synth-heavy “In for the Kill,” it’s time for them to set the U.S. on fire.” Bust
“something new and effortlessly winning.” Pop & Hiss – LA Times