La Roux, “Bulletproof”

June 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm Leave a comment

Summertime and dancefloor anthems go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong. Like . . . bread and butter. Like, yeah, toast and jamz. Released just in time for the season, La Roux‘s Gold EP gives us the 80s-influenced synth-pop hit “Bulletproof,” a dancefloor  jam in the vein of British New Wave heroes Erasure and the Human League.

The key difference here is vocalist Elly Jackson, who’s got her own spin on that mostly male-dominated era in music: She’s a tough chick with a fierce independent streak—think Beth Ditto, La Gaga—and she styles herself more like David Bowie and Tilda Swinton than like other sex-fixated pop singers her age (*cough* Ke$ha *cough*).

The Brit duo (with keyboardist/songwriter Ben Langmaid) has been a hit in the UK since releasing their self-titled debut last year: They were nominated for the Mercury Prize, and Jackson is already a fashion icon for coolies on the other side of the pond. They’re doing some damage stateside too, with “Bulletproof” creeping up the Billboard Dance/Electronic charts and a slot on this spring’s Lillith Fair Festival.

Buy the EP here. Tour dates after the jump.

7/14/2010 4th & B Concert Theater San Diego, CA
7/15/2010 Club Nokia at L.A. Live Los Angeles, CA
7/17/2010 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Chicago, IL
7/18/2010 Canterbury Park Shakopee, MN, United States
7/20/2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Maryland Heights, MO
7/21/2010 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI
7/27/2010 9:30 Club Washington, DC
7/28/2010 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD, United States
7/29/2010 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
7/31/2010 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
8/1/2010 The Social Orlando, FL, United States
8/3/2010 Czar Tampa, FL
8/4/2010 Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
8/6/2010 Mansion Miami Beach, FL, United States

Entry filed under: Album Review, Bands We Like, Jams, Lindsarella, Music News. Tags: , , , .

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