Remember the BBC Sound of 2009 list? When Little Boots found herself at number 1 she was hailed as the future of synth-pop and all things female and electronica? As it happens she didn’t quite become that and a certain Lady Ga Ga, who featured lower on the list ran away with pretty much everything. Here at Breaking More Waves we’ve always preferred Little Boots to the Ga Ga though. It was disappointing that her record company didn’t capitalise quickly enough on the BBC poll at a time - when Little Boots gave interviews afterwards it seemed that simply her or her label didn’t expect to top the poll and weren’t ready. By the time Victoria did get round to releasing ‘the big single’ momentum was lost, and the so-so New In Town stalled outside the Top 10 singles in the UK with a video concept that didn’t work for Victoria’s personality and a very average song.
Today however came the discotastic news that Little Boots is back. You’ve probably heard the mix tape that she put out a week or so ago, but now here she is, sashaying her way to the dance floor with Shake. Kylie, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, watch out the girl’s back for a second bite at your crowns and this one sounds good - like St Etienne gone clubbing. Rubbery sounding bass lines, hooky la la la’s, hands in the air synth progressions are all there, all it needs now are lasers, strobes and a flashing dance floor and it will be a massive celebration. Here are the radio edits and full dancefloor versions of the song for your weekend enjoyment.
Everybody shake till your heart breaks. Yeah!Little Boots - SHAKE (Radio Edit) by LittleBoots
Little Boots - SHAKE by LittleBoots