La Roux

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Gang of Four: 'They made me realise anything is possible'
Guitarist Andy Gill was working on a 40th anniversary album when he died last year. Now famous fans – from the Chilis’ Flea to La Roux – have finished the job, and Damien Hirst has designed the sleeve. They talk about what the band meant to them

Dave Simpson

15, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sunday with La Roux: ‘I miss my family, but daily walks help’
The singer and songwriter on dealing with solitude, her favourite cafe and why she’s hooked on Frasier

Michael Segalov

10, May, 2020 @5:45 AM

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La Roux: Supervision review – obliquely beautiful, contrarian electro visionary
(Supercolour Records)
Her second release as a solo artist sees 80s pop muted though Elly Jackson’s idiosyncratic and unique sound palette

Rachel Aroesti

07, Feb, 2020 @9:00 AM

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La Roux review – synth star throws a joyously sleazy blowout
A tricky live setup can’t prevent Elly Jackson from laying on a display of mesmerising pop that leaves the crowd eating out of her hand

Tara Joshi

06, Feb, 2020 @12:11 PM

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La Roux: 'My label dropped me on New Year's Day. I was like, yippee!'
Five years after going it alone, Elly Jackson is back with a sophisticated third album – via panic attacks, scrapped songs and life advice from Joanna Lumley

Michael Cragg

25, Jan, 2020 @6:59 AM

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Whyte Horses review – engaging, eccentric extravaganza of faux-French pop
Dom Thomas’s shifting musical collective weave nuanced spells behind guests including Mélanie Pain, La Roux and a children’s choir in one of the year’s most endearing gigs

Ian Gittins

14, Sep, 2018 @12:05 PM

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La Roux furious over use of song to promote bulletproof backpacks
Singer attacks Fox Business for playing Bulletproof in TV item about school shootings

Kevin Rawlinson

22, Aug, 2018 @9:31 PM

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New Order enlist Iggy Pop, Elly Jackson and Brandon Flowers for new album
The group announce more details of their 10th studio album, as well as a series of Music Complete tour dates

Guardian music

07, Jul, 2015 @2:36 PM

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The many ages of Glastonbury – it’s not just for young people keen to get hammered
From first-timers in their 60s to kids learning carpentry, there’s something for everyone – even a WI cake stall

Josh Halliday and Hannah Ellis-Petersen

27, Jun, 2015 @11:04 PM

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On my radar: La Roux’s cultural highlights
Synth-pop songstress La Roux on Tilda Swinton as an Italian-speaking Russian, Amy Winehouse as pop art and a 12-course lunch lock-in

Interview by Kathryn Bromwich

21, Jun, 2015 @8:45 AM

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Musicians react to the election result – 'You'll all be burning books next'
You could assemble a festival bill from the musicians tweeting their unhappiness about the election

Guardian music

08, May, 2015 @1:16 PM

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The best albums of 2014 – readers' picks
Hundreds of votes but just one top pick: the readers’s choice albums of 2014

Tshepo Mokoena

17, Dec, 2014 @11:57 AM

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