La Roux sure knows how to put on a show.
Webster Hall in New York City was packed with fans of the group, led by Elly Jackson, an angelic voiced Brit, with a kooky dress sense and her trademark – wildly coiffed red hair.
Hitting the stage, Jackson first captivated the crowd with her style — an androgynous David Bowie-esque gold metallic jacket, the “Astro Boy”-esque hair and wild eye makeup.
The red-haired one and company opened the show with the synthesizer-powered “Tigerlily,” a fan favorite that sounded like a less haunted version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
The band’s set also included a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Under My Thumb” redone in an electro style with a rebellious pop attitude.
As Jackson sang and danced across the stage, a dizzying light show of swirling graphics backed her and the band. The night felt like a beautiful mesh of ‘80s pop and modern electro.
Within just the first few bars of standout track “Quicksand,” the excited screams from the audience nearly drowned out the music.
On the more pop end, her performance of “I’m Not Your Toy” managed to uphold that get-out of-my-face girl power attitude the band excels at.
“Colourless Colour” live, with its retro flavor, was easily the catchiest song of the night, one fans left the venue singing. The techno freestyle beats of “Fascination” also proved extremely contagious and without warning gave the fans a case of happy feet.
The pulsing beats kept the crowd dancing, or at least bopping, as it was too packed to cut a proper groove.
Unwilling to disappoint, the British lass and company saved the best for last, closing their set with a crowd pleasing encore of “Bulletproof.”