Birth Place: Brixton, London, England
Years Active: 2008–present
Genres: Electropop, Synthpop
La Roux is an English electropop and synthpop duo made up of singer, keyboardist, co-writer and co-producer Eleanor Jackson and keyboardist, co-writer and co-producer Ben Langmaid. Their music is influenced by 1980s British synthpop including Yazoo, Erasure, Depeche Mode, The Human League, Heaven 17 and Blancmange. The band's name originates from Jackson's red hair. In 2006, Jackson and Langmaid were introduced by a mutual friend. Their first project was named "Automan" and they wrote largely acoustic music. La Roux's debut single, "Quicksand," was released by French independent record label Kitsuné Music in December 2008. They then signed to Polydor Records. La Roux's second single "I...
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