La Roux has blasted "lazy" comparisons with Lady GaGa.

The 'Bulletproof' singer - real name Elly Jackson - insists her 80s-influenced sound was not inspired by the success the 'Poker Face' singer has had.

She said: "Obviously we knew that dance music was coming more into the pop arena, but I didn't know about acts like Lady Gaga, or Little Boots, or Ladyhawke when we were making the record, so it's not like we were aware that we were going to be part of this 'new wave'.

"But it is frustrating - it is lazy - when they go, 'Oh, it's got a synth, it's '80s ...' we're not trying to deny it, but you don't want to talk about it over and over again.

"We've taken a lot of influence from the '80s. But hopefully we've made something new out of that."

Elly - who works with producer Ben Langmaid - also admitted she fears her chances of success could be damaged by too much hype.

She told MTV: "There's a lot of hype involved -this year has been the year of overhype. We've been overhyped ... and I think everyone gets overhyped. People express this, like, massive fascination in something when they've heard, like, half a demo, or been to one show. And it's like, 'Hang on a minute, let's see how the year goes and then hype them.' "