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BBC Sound of 2009: La Roux

Fifteen of the best rising music stars have been announced as the longlist for the BBC's Sound of 2009.



Watch La Roux's new single Quicksand

Another hot new name on the electro-pop block, singer Elly Jackson and synth player Ben Langmaid are La Roux, creating playful, modern tunes informed by the likes of Prince and David Bowie.

Langmaid is a veteran of the dance scene, having worked with Faithless mastermind Rollo Armstrong, and La Roux are supporting Lily Allen on her UK tour next year.

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