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Biography
Origin:
Brixton, London
Decades:
2008–present

La Roux (English pronunciation: /lɑːˈruː/ lah-ROO, French: [laˈʁu]) are an English electropop and synthpop duo made up of singer, keyboardist, co-writer and co-producer Eleanor Kate Jackson (born 12 March 1988), and keyboardist, co-writer and co-producer Ben Langmaid. Jackson describes their relationship as "very much a half and half sharing situation... not like a singer producer outfit", but also recognises that due to her prominence, it may "look like a solo act".

Their music is influenced by 1980s British synthpop including Yazoo, Erasure, Depeche Mode,OMD, The Human League, Heaven 17 and Blancmange[citation needed]. The band's name refers to Jackson's orange hair and tomboyish appearance, mingling the masculine (le roux) and feminine (la rousse) French terms; she has said:

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