La Roux

The Problem Of Leisure: A Celebration Of Andy Gill And Gang of Four Out Tomorrow

By Alyson Camus | June 3, 2021

a phenomenal lineup of bands that have been influenced by Gang of Four

10 Songs: Monday, September 29th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | September 29, 2014

Say what you will about Skrillex, and I blame him for popularizing dub step, when he gets a good song in his sites, and “In For The Kill” is a great song, he does wonders of deconstruction, here he pierces the songs shell with stuttered blasts of synths and looped vocals. It sounds like scratches great Grand Child – A

La Roux Talks, Just Not To Us, About Not Making Money On her records

By Iman Lababedi | September 23, 2014

Having all the music in the world for a set fee, I hope one day it works and benefits the artist as much as I think it should. I think that’s what all those services are hopefully trying to work towards, but at the moment it’s difficult and there is so, so little money in music. I’ve never made any money from record sales, and we sold nearly 8 million records if you count all the single

UK Top 10 Albums 8-2-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 28, 2014

Ed Sheeran’s fifth week at the top of the UK charts with an amazing 400K units moved and more power to him even if I don’t like the album as much as all those folks, the best moments have grown on me. By the way, quite why Dolly Paton called her new album and a greatest hits collection is well out of my pay bracket.

rock nyc top 10 Songs week of July 21st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 25, 2014

the question is, what is generally considered to be one of the best albums of the year by La Roux, will it be enough to get her back on the charts? The other question is, why do so many albums only have one good song in em? The answer to this and other questions ill be explained after we stop listening to Four Years Strong.

10 Songs: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 23, 2014

o To 100/The Catch Up – Drake – Drake sucks on stage and can drag over an album but when he drops a single and when it is out of the blue like “Started From The Bottom” and this very well rhymed state of the Drake (he is sick of apologizing to girls) he is in a whole other league – A

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 7-22-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 21, 2014

While I was a little disappointed by La Roux’s performance at Governors Ball, I never believed for an instant she was no bigger than “Bulletproof” and the songs I’ve heard off Trouble In Paradise have remained uniformly excellent. Plus, what? You expected Yes to be my pick of the week?

Active Viewin': rock nyc Concert Picks For The Week Of June 9th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 8, 2014

The last time I saw James Chance backed by the True Groove Allstars he stopped the show at the Cutting Room, now the No Wave maestro is back for what should be the gig of the year. Pushing the remastered and deluxe Buy (I wrote the liner notes) and with Marla Mase -who has an excellent new release herself, opening, this should be a huge huge huge gig. Don’t miss this Thursday June 12th at the Cutting Room.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of may 26th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 31, 2014

Oh how the circumstances have changed indeed, Conor’s comeback album already forgotten and that album was too long as well. The best lengthed album this week was Haunted Heart –clocking in at a jaunty 30 minutes, you can stick it on repeat and wait for “Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels good” to show up againt.

10 Songs, Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 28, 2014

Let Me Down Gently – La Roux – We haven’t heard from the neo-new romantic 80s inspired disco duo since 2009 but this lovely dance ballad is a haunting beauty and harbors very well for their return; hang out for the tempo change in the middle – A-