La Roux - Uptight Downtown
La Roux is singer Elly Jackson, now a solo project after co-producer Ben Langmaid left earlier this year. Elly is the daughter of actress Trudie Goodwin, best known for her part as Sergeant June Ackland in the TV series, The Bill. La Roux is French for ‘red haired one’ and rose to fame after being placed 5th in the Sounds of 2009 poll. In 2009 she scored a Number 1 with ‘Bulletproof’ and peaked at Number 2 with ‘In For The Kill’. Both tracks were taken from the debut self titled album. After winning a Grammy Award in 2011 and having a cameo role in Absolutely Fabulous in 2012 Elly has been back in the studio recording tracks for her 2nd album ‘Trouble In Paradise’ which is due for release next month. ‘Uptight Downtown’ is the first single. La Roux has announced a November 7-date UK tour.