Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Little Boots, the cutest UK electropop export from Lancashire, England.
Little Boots is like the British version of Debbie Harry, (if you don’t know who that is, shame on you: google Blondie immediately), with a super danceable electropop sound, punk sensibilities and killer style. Not only is she a multi-instrumentalist, with training in classical singing, but also her songs have appeared in a bunch of TV shows and commercials from The Vampire Diaries to a Victoria’s Secret commercial. Judging by her killer sound and success thus far, her second full length album, which should be released before the end of the year, will make your ears happy.
Origins: Lancashire, England
Full name: Victoria Christina Hesketh
Known for: Little Boots is known for her explosive dance-along electropop sound.
Used in a sentence: Little boots, massive talent.
File next to: Marina and the Diamonds, Blondie
Download now: “Headphones”
Five fun facts:
1. Her friend gave her the nickname, “Little Boots” in reference to her unusually small feet.
2. She can play the piano, keyboards, synthesizer, Stylophone and a Japanese instrument called Tenori-on.
3. Victoria used to be in an electropunk band named Dead Disco.
4. She has three brothers.
5. Pink Floyd, Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears are some of her influences.
2007 She left Dead Disco to pursue a solo career
2009 Little Boots released her debut album Hands and the EP Illuminations in the US and Canada
2011 She released a mixtape called Shake Until Your Heart Breaks
2012 Boots released the mixtape Into the Future
2012 She went on an international tour, performing at San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair
This is my new dance anthem
Get my head out of the clouds/Smoke and mirrors all around/Kick this beat out of the room/Till you hear my heart go boom/Find me in a crowd of silhouettes/(I don’t care if the people stare) /Dancing to a beat that’s in my head/(It goes something like this) /I wear my Headphones at the disco/And nobody ever has to know/I wear my Headphones at the disco/And when the music stops/Then you’ll hear me singing/La la lalala, la la la la lalala