Whilst Little Boots debut LP Hands hit the target more than it missed, when it missed it did so by some margin. Whoever decided that New in Town and the atrocious video that accompanied it was a wise move as a lead single needs (or needed) a thorough talking to. Since that time the Vickster has talked about how Hands was a case of too many cooks (or in this case producers) spoiling the broth. Just when will record labels learn that nearly all the best albums have just one producer? Can you imagine a film where each scene had a different director? It just doesn’t work and it doesn’t work for music either. (Exception to the rule: Greatest Hits albums)
And so to album two, which promises a much more singular vision; focussing on pure hooky pop song writing, contained production and night time electronic flavours, it seems that this time round Little Boots knows exactly what she wants to do and is taking control with captain Tim Goldsworthy leading the studio charge. We recently heard the sweetly perfect calm pop soundscapes of opening track Motorway and now here’s another. Broken Record (which at the time of writing just streams on You Tube) is quite literally a throbbing-disco-candy-stick-hip-thruster of a song with bells on. Quite literally. Ding dong.
Little Boots - Broken Record