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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.

LA ROUX

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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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