Summary [Last.fm]: La Roux are an English electropop "synth duo" band made up of singer and synth player Elly Jackson and co-writer and co-producer Ben Langmaid. Elly found a book of baby names in a bin. Within the book was the name "La Roux". 'La Roux' comes from the French for 'red-haired one', referring to Elly's distinctive hairstyle. Their music is largely influenced by 1980s pop music including Eurythmics , Depeche Mode , The Human League , Yazoo and Prince .