Hot in the UK
Just the facts from BBC
She is: Elly Jackson, aged 20, also from south London, with an aim of bringing big 1980s-style pop tunes and big hair back to the charts.
Form guide: Her single In For the Kill has been in the top 10 for two months and counting, half of that time spent at number two.
Random fact: Her mum played June Ackland in police drama The Bill.
The album: La Roux, the album, is out on Polydor on 29 June.
Killer tracks: Bulletproof, In for the Kill, Tigerlily.
Typical lyric: “We broke in two like a matchstick, it burns in my soul every day. Your world was to me so fantastic, and hell seemed so far away.” Growing Pains