Coachella 2013: La Roux impresses crowd in return to fest

Coachella 2013: La Roux impresses crowd in return to fest

By Liset Marquez
Posted:   04/14/2013 09:24:06 PM PDT
Updated:   04/14/2013 09:42:06 PM PDT

Synthpop duo La Roux make a return to Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. (Thomas Cordova/ Staff photographer)

INDIO – Synthpop singer/songwriter duo La Roux sounded flawless from the moment they took the stage on the Mojave tent of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.In a set that relied heavily on their breakout 2009 self-titled album “La Roux,” the band made their return to the festival since 2010.

It’s sort of a do-over for the duo Elly Jackson and Benjamin Langmaid who had to cancel their appearance at last year’s fest because the they were working on finishing up their record, which is set to be released later this year, and could not find the time to play the fest.

Last year was the first time the three-day festival was expanded to two consecutive weekends.

La Roux kicked off their set with “In for the Kill” and going into some dance tunes like “Fascination,” “Tigerlily.” The duo slowed things down for a stripped down version of “Color My Eyes.”

During the set Jackson made her way from one side of the stage to the other as her light coat flapped open in the wind.

The duo were on the stage as heavy winds began to pick up. There were no issues other than the large display screens swayed a bit. The crowd seemed to not be faze by the winds or the dipping temperatures as they danced and sung along.

They closed out their set with crowd favorite “Bulletproof.”