Following on from their meeting of electro giants old and new, in the form of Little Boots and Gary Numan, last December BBC 6Music recently paired up ex-The Human League SynthPop legends Heaven 17 with current ElectroPop royalty La Roux at Maida Vale.
The whole session is a nice affair, lots of banter between the two acts, you get the feeling that this was a more comfortable affair than the Little Boots/Numan gig where Gary always looked a little uncomfortable, especially singing ‘Stuck On Repeat’
Anyway, both sessions are hit and miss (although generally hits) but for me the highlight of both is Heaven 17 and Elly performing H17’s classic ‘Temptation’. Elly’s vocals really lend themselves well to the track.
You can listen to the session in full on the BBC iPlayer here until the end of the week and digital viewers in the UK can watch the whole thing (and the Boots/Numan show) by pressing the red button (I feel kinda’ weird saying that, like a TV voice over guy, but it’s true) until 6th February.