Little Boots, Big Feet?

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Forget Mother knows best, the BBC knows best: at least when it comes to music.

The BBC rated electro-pop band Little Boots’ first full-length album Hands as the ‘Sound of 2009.’ The Times Online, NME, ClashMusic and The Guardian have all followed suit in showering Little Boots with praise and promise—many deeming 25-year-old singer Victoria Hesketh the new queen of pop. Little Boots released Hands in June 2009, and the feisty tracks are an immediate dance party starter.

Originally from Blackpool, Hesketh spent much of her time rocking out in her parents’ garage as a youngster, and formed Little Boots after her previous band Dead Disco broke up in 2008. A self-professed geek, this plucky Brit has been making a big splash in the electro scene in recent months with her bold voice and lyrics, paired with synth fierce enough to make you throw your hands in the air.

In an interview with Scotland on Sunday Hesketh noted: “I try to write pop songs that have a dark side. It’s the spoonful-of-sugar idea. [My idols are] David Bowie and Kate Bush – massive artists, but, bloody weird.” Have we mentioned that we love weird?

While perusing Little Boot’s MySpace, be sure to check out ‘New in Town’ and ‘Meddle’, but don’t say that we didn’t warn you: Little Boots will have you stomping your feet and clapping your hands for more.

-Cora Nijhawan


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