Artists: La Roux
Venue: Leeds University Union
Review by: Nick Lavigueur
IT was like stepping back in time at Leeds University as legions of students in horizontal stripes, lumberjack checks and leggings flocked to the oddly shaped union bar for La Roux.
The androgynous synth sensation Elly Jackson arrived with her trademark quiff in full effect a stunning retro lights display and a bag full of catchy electro infused tunes complete with a stand-up electric drum kit not seen since the early 80s.
Evoking memories of Scottish new wave queen Annie Lennox Jackson enthusiastically launched into the set with a flawless voice.
Her pitch and tone was so consistently solid I was wondering if she was miming for a moment, but any doubts were soon dispelled when she launched into some confident banter with the crowd of mostly students halfway through the set.
Looking splendid in a silk shirt and black trousers the 21-year-old bounced round the stage as she ticked off tracks from her self-titled debut album including the singles ‘In For the Kill’, ‘I’m Not Your Toy’ and ‘Bulletproof’.
But with only one long player to work with these chart topping efforts were the highlights of the brief 45-minute-set.