Little Boots

Diminutive electro princess

Little Boots may indeed be small, but Victoria Hesketh as she’s really called is set to be a worldwide star in the coming months, with first single “New In Town” taking the charts by storm and festival appearances pulling major crowds. At age 5 she begged her family for a piano, clearly having caught the music bug, and within a few years became so proficient that she won a scholarship to a local music school. Here she learned to play the flute and harp to add to her collection of talents, and on leaving at 13 to go to high school her desire for a career in music had been truly sealed. At age 16 she even auditioned for Pop Idol, however when producers let her go at round three it was apparent that they could not see what amazing potential she had. On going to Leeds University to study cultural science she joined band Dead Disco as lead vocals and synth. The band started touring England and soon was put on the list to play Reading and Leeds Festivals. Although the band released singles which were growing in popularity and in fact moved to LA to record their debut album with Greg Kurstin, Victoria had already been writing her own material. She realised that the indie sound of Dead Disco wasn’t what she wanted to be involved in, and decided to go it alone. Little Boots was born. In August 2007, she returned to her parent’s house and began recording her own work, remaining in contact with Kurstin for future work. In 2008 she then moved back to LA with material ready to start producing an album. Kurstin brought Joe Goddard on board, better known as one half of Hot Chip, and soon Little Boots was surpassing Florence and the Machine and White Lies in the BBC Sound of Music 2009 Poll. Her debut album Hands was eventually released in June 2009, peaking at number 5 on the UK Album Charts and receiving generally great reviews. Following appearances at most major festivals 2009 as well as slots on Later with Jules Holland and Jonathon Ross, Little Boots has been scheduled to do a North American Tour to support her EP Illuminations released there and in Canada.


Victoria Hesketh


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