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Little Boots is the stage name of the electropop singer-songwriter Victoria Christina Hesketh (born in 4 May 1984 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England). Her stage name comes from a nickname given to her by a friend, a reference to her unusually small feet. As a musician, Little Boots sings and plays the piano, keyboards, synthesizer, stylophone and a Japanese electronic instrument called Tenori-on.Read More...
After a return to college to focus on her studies, Hesketh along with two of her fellow students formed the electronic/indie pop band Dead Disco in 2005. The band had limited releases of their four singles but due to increasingly different ideas about the band's musical direction, Hesketh left to pursue a solo career. Hesketh has cited as influences The Human League, Gary Numan, Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, and Jean-Michel Jarre.
Hesketh began writing her own songs and posting covers on the social networking sites such as YouTube and MySpace. After appearing on several shows including Later... with Jools Holland and Last Call with Carson Daly, Hesketh entered production on her debut album. With increasing media attention regarding her then-yet-to-be-released debut album, Hesketh topped the BBC Sound of 2009 poll and received a BRIT Critics Choice nomination. She has been linked to a wave of breakthrough female artists in their twenties playing 1980s-influenced music, including Lady Gaga, Ladyhawke, Florence and the Machine, and Elly Jackson of La Roux.
Her debut album, Hands, was released on 8 June 2009 on 679 Recordings and Atlantic Records to generally positive reviews. The album peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart and at number twenty on the Irish Albums Chart. Hands included a collaboration with Phil Oakey from The Human League on the song "Symmetry". The first single off the album "New in Town" became a top twenty hit, while the next single "Remedy", produced by RedOne, reached the top ten. She has also released the EP Illuminations in the United States.
Little Boots' second album, Nocturnes, was released on 5 May 2013 on her own label On Repeat.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Stuck on Repeat - 1,203,557 plays
- LyricsI remember all the things she did before
I remember all the times she cried
I remember all the things you promised her
I know it hurt, I remember all the times you lied
Don't meddle with her heart, meddle with her mind
- LyricsI can see you stalking like a predator
I've been here before
Temptation calls like Adam to the apple
But I will not be caught
'Cause I can read those velvet eyes
- LyricsHeard you're new in town, want someone to show you 'round
Well, no one knows this place just quite like me
Well, I don't hang with the crowd where I go we're dressing down
I'll take you where the music plays for free
So don't rely on people you meet
- LyricsI can remember days, things weren't always this way
I used to make you smile if only for a while
But now you can't get through, there's no way I can lose
I know some days are hard but don't you make mine too
'Cause I can't stand it when you come home and we just fight for hours
- Stuck On Repeat (Fake Blood Remix) - 244,780 plays
- Mathematics - 547,793 plays
- Click - 430,788 plays
- Ghost - 390,106 plays
- Hearts Collide - 380,509 plays