La Roux Koko gig begins NME Awards Shows with Austin, Texas

Elly Jackson brought songs from 2014 album 'Trouble In Paradise' to London venue

La Roux helped kick off this year’s NME Awards Shows with Austin, Texas last night with a headline performance at Koko in Camden, London.

The singer, real name Elly Jackson, performed tracks from her 2014 album ‘Trouble In Paradise’, as well as her 2009 debut in a hit-filled set attended by some 1,400 fans.

La Roux began following support from Boxed In and played a set filled mainly with songs taken from ‘Trouble In Paradise’, including show opener ‘Let Me Down Gently’ and the single, ‘Tropical Chancer’. A cover of Shirley & Company’s 1974 song ‘Shame Shame Shame’ also featured.


Before she played ‘In For The Kill’, Jackson asked, “Who remembers 2009?” with a hint of sarcasm in her voice. Other songs played on the night from her debut included ‘Quicksand’, ‘I’m Not Your Toy’ and the evening’s final track, ‘Bulletproof’. A technical error resulted in all of the venue’s lights being switched on during the middle of ‘Bulletproof’, forcing Jackson to engage with the audience while the problem was sorted.

La Roux played:

‘Let Me Down Gently’
‘Kiss And Not Tell’
‘Cruel Sexuality’
‘I’m Not Your Toy’
‘Shame Shame Shame’
‘Tropical Chancer’
‘Uptight Downtown’
‘Colourless Colour’
‘In For The Kill’
‘Silent Partner’


The NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas ceremony takes place on February 18 at the O2 Academy Brixton, London.

The NME Awards Shows 2015 with Austin, Texas continue in London as follows:


Happyness, Birthdays (February 4)
Dolomite Minor vs Baby Strange, Electrowerkz (5)
Childhood, XOYO (5)
Kele, London Islington Assembly Hall (6)
Telegram, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (7)
Peace, Heaven (9) SOLD OUT
Honeyblood, Oslo (11)
Drenge (with The Bohicas and Menace Beach), Boston Dome (12)
The Cribs, Electric Ballroom (12) SOLD OUT
These New Puritans, Oslo (13)
Together Pangea, Birthdays (17)
Twin Peaks, 100 Club (17)
Darlia, The Garage (17)
Interpol, The Forum (17)
Alabama Shakes, Islington Assembly Hall (19)
DFA 1975, Brixton O2 Academy (25)

To check the availability of NME Awards Shows 2015 tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.