Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Little Boots - New Waves @ Breaking More Waves

As the year starts to close in various bloggers, journalists and commentators will be pondering on their albums of the year lists, and also their ‘One’s to watch in 2009’ lists. Readers of my old Myspace blog or even my old paper fanzine will know that I am also partial to these lists. Last year I was reasonably successful in predicting Glasvegas, The Ting Tings, Adele, Duffy, and Vampire Weekend being amongst those who would do well this year.

My 2009 list may be a bit more of a struggle, but one that is bound to be on there somewhere is electro cat Little Boots. Victoria Hesketh, former lead vocalist of indie synth rockers Dead Disco has been all over the blogosphere, but with some justification. From the Giorgio Moroder disco pulse of Stuck On Repeat to the Hot Chip bounce of Meddle, this lady has the songs, the hooks and the slightly geeky but sexy style to rise to the top. If you’ve used You Tube for any short length of time you will have no doubt come across some horrendous bedroom cover versions, but Little Boots has smothered those to sleep with some sensational covers of her own. Here are just one examples, as she uses a tenorion to cover Hot Chips Ready For The Floor. Then Little Boots playing one of her own songs with a variety of electronic gadgets on her own song Meddle.




3 comments:

emmdee said...

Hey that's cool (well I am a sucker for electronic music as you know) - never seen anyone actually use a Tenorion before (only on Wired!), could be cool used live, especially with a whole band using them a the the front of a stage...
Wonder if maybe overplaying the 'cute geek girl in bedroom' a bit though? But if it works why not.

emmdee said...

Just looked/listened to some more of her YT vids. I reckon she could do an interesting electro Kate Bush cover too!

Robin said...

Emmdee...there's your chance...why don't you form the worlds first Tenorion band ?

Personally I quite like the whole 'geek in the bedroom thing' although maybe the video of her in her PJ's is a bit too far.