Shame on me for sleeping on La Roux (that’s a figure of speech — I didn’t actually sleep ON TOP of the British electropop twosome Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid for an electropop threesome) up until a few weeks ago. And it turns out I was like the ONLY one asleep at the keyboard because they’ve opened for Lily Allen, The Guardian is all over them, they just played All Points West this past weekend, and they got a Mercury Award nomination.
If you’re into Robyn (and I AM!) and/or Yelle and miss ’80s androgynous powercrossdressing — think “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?”-era Boy George meets M.I.A. (meets Tilda Swinton), La Roux will make this your SUMMER OF ELECTROPOP. And TRUST: “Bulletproof” will be in your head for A MONTH. AT least. Of course, that could be because I’ve listened to this song about once every 15 minutes for the past week.
Watch La Roux’s live performance of “Bulletproof” from yesterday’s episode of It’s On With Alexa Chung.