Tuesday, February 17, 2009

La Roux - Quicksand

The phenomenon has been discussed to death by every music publication, but 80s fever is showing no signs of stopping. If you're not a music freak, I'm referring to the wave of artists, new and old, producing 80s-inspired albums. A few of these artists are clever enough to extract the best bits of that decade's music and create something that sounds new, old and awesome.

French electropop duo La Roux takes their influence from Synthpop, New Wave's dreamy electronic nephew. The music is great but what really caught my attention is singer and synth player Elly Jackson's voice, which is extraordinary. Her voice is sharp and intense, and it's how La Roux will hook you.

If you like: Röyksopp, Pet Shop Boys, Yelle

La Roux - Quicksand Download MP3 or Listen on MySpace

Watch “Quicksand” on YouTube.
Watch their second single “In for the Kill” on YouTube.

Buy it:
iTunes Quicksand EP
Beatport MP3s of Quicksand EP
La Roux Official Site Free download of “Quicksand”
“In for the Kill” releases March 16.


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