Cherrytree Record’s La Roux have just been nominated for the UK’s prestigious Mercury Prize.
Since Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid began collaborating as La Roux just a few years ago, they have made quite the splash in their hometown of London as well as in dance clubs and on radio waves worldwide. The synth-pop duo’s inventive take on 80’s classics can be found on upcoming debut release La Roux (Cherrytree Records, September 29th), an impressive tour de force that’s sure to top the charts on this side of the Atlantic. Soon-to-be classic current single “Bulletproof” has already debuted on the UK Singles Chart at #1 and track “In For the Kill” remained at #2 for several consecutive weeks. Critics have taken note and fans have trumpeted their loyalty to the ever-so-talented Mercury Prize nominee – La Roux!
Not only are Elly and Ben celebrating the nomination, but also today’s release of the US “Bulletproof” EP and a slew of highly anticipated North American shows. First stop – San Francisco!
Dates in full:
07/22/09 San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
07/24/09 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
07/27/09 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
07/28/09 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
07/31/09 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
08/01/09 Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/02/09 New York, NY @ All Points West Festival