Fans of British synth group La Roux have been patient, very patient. Five years after their acclaimed self-titled debut, La Roux now triumphantly return with ‘Trouble in Paradise‘. It’s an artfully approached album which marks songwriting and production as much as it does the synth-y electronic-pop roots for which La Roux has come to be known.
To celebrate the release of ‘Trouble in Paradise’, B3SCI is giving away a limited edition autographed lithograph of the artwork that you see above! To win just email us here with ‘LA ROUX CONTEST’ in the email title and let us know your favorite song on ‘Trouble in Paradise’. Check out the full album stream on iTunes Radio if you haven’t yet. We will pick our winning submission at random by August 1st. Good luck!
You can also catch La Roux now on tour with New Order. B3 writer Brian Litwin recently caught the show in Los Angeles at the legendary Greek Theatre. Below is a recap of the show:
REVIEW: La Roux + New Order @ The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. 7/13/2014
The Greek Theatre, an iconic jewel of the LA music scene, stage was graced by both up-and-comers and legends on Sunday night, July 13. Brit synthpop act La Roux shared the stage that evening with the storied Salford band New Order, creating a most memorable night for all in attendance.
Coming up on her new album release, ‘Trouble In Paradise’, Elly Jackson AKA La Roux opened the show, performing in front of an eager LA crowd who, at first, seemed most keen to see 80’s Brit New Wave rockers New Order, but Elly came out and got down to business. Firing off new singles from the upcoming July 21st release, “Uptight Downtown” and “Let Me Down Gently”, La Roux earned the crowd, creating new fans with every key stroke of the synth. Closing out the set with the undeniable hit “Bulletproof”, La Roux found a new fans in an old mainstay.
It goes without saying, the legacy that New Order and Joy Division have established for themselves, will forever be known. New Order came out to a packed and uproarious crowd that night. Starting off with “Elegia”, the audience was right in it. Playing a career-spanning set, Bernard and the gang proved they may never lose what they have, and they had a great time doing it. Truly impressed by the showmanship and overall professionalism, it was a dream come true for most fans in the audience. Personal favorite moment of the show was the excellent cover of the Joy Division single “Isolation”. – Review By Brian Litwin
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