La Roux star ELLY JACKSON has taken a swipe at musicians currently riding high in the U.K. singles chart - even though she is one of them.
The singer, frontwoman of the electro-pop duo, has taken the British music scene by storm with her band's debut In For The Kill - which is currently at number two in the countdown.
But the newcomer isn't impressed with her contemporaries - and wishes she could battle for chart supremacy against "classier" pop acts David Bowie and Prince.
She tells NME.com, "I must be honest, I'm not overly positive about it. To me, pop music has always had two sides. It's always had the Backstreet Boys side, music for kids, the novelty tracks and one-hit-wonder side. And the other side is the classier side such as David Bowie, The Beatles, Prince and Michael Jackson.
"I just feel like this side is missing too much, and have a lot of this boy/girl band, novelty song, one-hit-wonder going on. And I'm not gonna lie, I am not a massive fan of R&B as you can hear by my music, and there is a lot of that in the charts at the moment, so I don't listen to the charts that much."