Articles Tagged 'La Roux'

A selection of 2014’s musical faces

25 Great British Songs You Should Have Heard in 2014

Sam Smith replaced Adele as the face of British music this year, with the concurrent Billboard top 10s and multiple Grammy nominations to show for it. But there were many other U.K. musicians who deserved a bit of time in the spotlight, and that’s where this list comes in. Here are the tracks from a […]


Five Ravishing Redheaded Brits We Love

When it comes to redheads, we certainly like to steer clear of some of the strange conspiracy theories floating around out there. Especially the one that suggests that they’re alien-human hybrids. WTF? Anyhow, when it comes to the slew of celebrity Brits blessed with stunning ginger locks, we blush just a little. So let’s shed […]

2011 Grammy Recap: Muse Triumphs, Florence and Mumford Miss Out

Sunday night’s (February 13) telecast of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, was one of the most random ceremonies in recent years. But isn’t that why we watch year after year? We somehow still crave the show’s chaotic excitement. And somehow we’re still thriving on the eclectic energy […]

Florence, Mumford and Sons Up For Best New Artist Grammy

The Grammy nominations were released tonight (December 1), and as expected, British acts Florence and the Machine and Mumford & Sons will compete for the Best New Artist Grammy. They will face teen heartthrob Justin Bieber, rapper Drake, and jazz artist Esperanza Spalding in the category. I think Florence will prevail here, but Bieber and […]

British Pop Duo La Roux Breaks the U.S. with “Bulletproof”

Being the thorough Anglophile that I am, I always applaud the U.S. success of a British recording artist. (Well, except when it’s James Blunt, and thank God that was short-lived.) But rarely have UK artists as original as La Roux, the electropop duo led by flame-coiffed singer Elly Jackson, broken into America’s Top 40. Well, […]