80s synth-pop pioneers, Heaven 17, and the rising star that that gave us the number one hit Bulletproof, La Roux, joined forces last night (26 Jan) at the BBC's Maida Vale studios for a one off 6 Music live combo.
"We will definitely, definitely do something with them. Ben [Langmaid] would die to do something with them. I just wanna hang out with them as well."
La Roux - Elly Jackson
“There’s an interesting contemporary aspect to Elly’s voice and the smoothness and richness of Glenn’s voice,” he explained. “This magical synergy between two different creative forces, I thought was something really quite unusual and beautiful.”
As for going into the studio together, they are game.
“The least that could happen is that we should work on one song together, because I think there’s something special going on with those voices and it would be really nice, and silly not to do it,” said Glenn.
There was no hesitation from Elly. She said she and her writing partner and producer Ben Langmaid would certainly be up for working with Heaven 17 again.
“We’d definitely be up for it,” she responded. “If you respect each other and like making music it’s only ever a matter of time and schedule unfortunately, which is annoying. For us, we’ve got to write our second record but we don’t have any time to get into the studio until August.
“We’ve got to get some time but if we have time we will definitely, definitely do something with them. Ben would die to do something with them. I just wanna hang out with them as well, they’re just funny people.”
Tune into Steve Lamacq's show on 6 Music on Wednesday 27th January to hear two of the session tracks.
The rest will be broadcast on Friday from Friday 29th January at 1900 GMT on 6 Music, when it will also be available on red button.
(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
Geisha Boys and Temple Girls
Let Me Go
Cover My Eyes (with Heaven 17's backing singers)
In For The Kill by La Roux (with Glenn Gregory)
Temptation by Heaven 17 (with Elly Jackson)
Sign Your Name by Terence Trent D’Arby - Heaven 17 and La Roux
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