Friday, 11 November 2011

Little Boots - Shake

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


Mark said...

I honestly couldn't be less impressed with how 679 Artists are managing their acts these days. Awful doesn't even come close to describing it.

The Streets went out with a whimper, Marina barely got any promotion for Radioactive, and Spark doesn't seem to be going anywhere with her career.

I really can't see Little Boots's new album even coming close to touching the chart performance of Hands (which wasn't even that great). Shame.

Breaking More Waves Blog said...

You're right Mark - 679's track record isn't good. However, as far as Breaking More Waves is concerned Shake ticks our boxes - irrespective of chart status / sales. We'll have to see what happens with the album next year.

Mark said...

It surely should be of some concern though? There must be some sort of minimum sales/chart position that 697 expect to reach with her new stuff before they start considering cutting their losses?

I'm not saying it will happen, but you're more likely to hear more of the Little Boots material that you like if she maintains a solid chart presence.

Breaking More Waves Blog said...

Mark - I agree, there has to be commercial success to keep a record deal - but I think this track was just a 'buzz' track to get people interested again and I like it. I think it will be the next single that will be aiming for decent sales.