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'No rush' for next La Roux album

By Damian Jones
6 Music News reporter

La Roux
La Roux scored a number one single in June with their hit Bulletproof

La Roux singer Elly Jackson has warned fans she is in no hurry to record a second album.

"I really don't want to rush the next record," the 21-year-old, whose debut album is in the running for this year's Mercury Prize, told 6 Music.

"I want to wait until we've pretty much finished touring which is going to be in about a year."

The electro-pop duo, completed by co-writer and producer Ben Langmaid, have already topped the UK singles chart.

Big producer

The singer said she had already laid down some ideas but did not want to go any further without her partner in crime.

"We're not the kind of people who will send mp3s from other countries," she explained.

"I hate stuff like that and I don't understand how anyone can work like that.

"I'd like to wait a good few months where we get to a point where can turn off our phones and go away and do it."

There isn't a lot of great stuff out there and people like quick fixes
Elly Jackson, La Roux

Jackson is also adamant about not bringing in a big name producer to work on the follow up to her self titled debut, which went in at number two in the album chart earlier this year.

"I'd still like to keep it really DIY because I think that's the charm of this record," she said.

"I don't want a big name producer because we are the producers. If it's not broke don't fix it."

New sounds

But the singer is keen to throw in a few new sounds for her next LP.

"With the first record we didn't have any musicians involved, I played everything pretty much myself," she said.

"So I'd like to write a few things for the next record and get other people to play them. I'd like to get some saxophone in there."

Despite their recent success, which has seen the duo break into the mainstream with singles In For The Kill and number hit Bulletproof, Jackson said it would be hard for the band to last longer than six years.

"I'd love to be here longer than six years, but I know what its like - it's very difficult to stay in the public eye and to keep people excited for that long because everyone is very impatient.

"There isn't a lot of great stuff out there and people like quick fixes."



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