La Roux are an English electropop and synthpop duo made up of singer Eleanor Jackson (born March 8,  1988), and synthesizer player, co-writer and co-producer Ben Langmaid. Jackson describes their respective roles as "very much a half and half sharing situation... not like a singer producer outfit", but also recognizing that it often can "look like a solo act".

The band's name originates from Jackson's red hair; she has said: "To me, it means "red-haired one" – and it does, vaguely. It's just a male version of "red-haired one", which I think is even cooler, because I'm well androgynous anyway. So it kind of makes sense."

La Roux's debut single, "Quicksand", was released by French independent record label Kitsuné Music in December 2008. They then signed to Polydor Records in order to release their debut album.

The eponymus album was released on June 29,2009. In order to promote La Roux, the band were the supporting act on Lily Allen's UK tour of March 2009.

They have received 2010 BRIT Award nominations in the categories of British Breakthrough Act and British Single for "In for the Kill".

La Roux is already having a great impact on electronic music and I might say it's the new sensation. Really good!


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