‘Little Boots’ is a 24-year-old singer from Blackpool who makes records in her bedroom and posts them on YouTube. Victoria Hesketh has not even released a single yet but such is her following that she has just topped a BBC poll of more than 130 music industry experts, to find the most promising new talent of the year.
They think she is due to take her little boots and follow in the footsteps of the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Keane, Razorlight and the Ting Tings. Her first single is due out in May. Meanwhile Little Boots’ Stuck On Repeat song is available as a free download on iTunes this week.
Quote: “I’m a real person, I just happen to make ridiculously epic pop songs in my bedroom.”
Musical Influences: Annie Lennox, Cyndi Lauper, Abba, Kylie Minogue, Blondie.
Little Boots on YouTube
What people are saying about her:
“She knocks out great tunes and takes her music seriously while celebrating the giddy heights of pop at its best.” ~ Peter Robinson, editor of Popjustice.com
“Listening to the crystalline, shiny pop music of Little Boots, you might imagine it was created on digital dream machines in some remote pop laboratory.” ~ Sophie Heawood of The Times Online.
“Little Boots is a popstar for the 21st Century, taking everything that’s brilliant about pop and revitalising it with catchy, original tunes and cool sounds. ~ Ents24.com
“She’s geeky yet glamorous, smart but not too arty-farty and really loves a great pop tune.” ~ Nick Levine of Digitalspy.com