La Roux

Shepherd Bush Empire, London - 12 November 2014

"Her songs come more to life live than on recordings"

Wednesday 12th November 2014 finds me at O2 Shepherds Bush to see La Roux, with my 12 year old daughter to see her first gig in a major venue.

La Roux (AKA Ellie Jackson) has always been one of those groups I have not been 100% certain of, whilst I love the very 80’s sound of the music and synths, and the lyrics to the songs great, I find her voice a tad harsh for my liking on record. To my surprise and delight live her voice sounds much rounder and her songs come more to life live than on recordings. She played a number of tracks from her two albums, including Tigerlily, Bulletbroof, In for the Kill, Growing Pains and Uptight Downtime.

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the gig and so did I. 7/10

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Setlist: Let Me Down Gently, Fascination, Kiss and Not Tell, In for the Kill, Quicksand, Sexotheque, Cruel Sexuality, I'm Not Your Toy, Tropical Chancer, Uptight Downtown, Colourless Colour, Silent Partner Encore: Tigerlily, Bulletproof

Review + Photos Mark Smith