Thursday, August 6, 2009
Born Victoria Christina Hesketh in Blackpool, Lancashire; Little Boots, is an English electropop songstress and bedroom producer, infamously known around the world wide web for posting her first few songs online along with photos of her in her panties whilst holding a MicroKorg keyboard. That ultimately lead the whole bedroom producer scene into a frenzy and the image was haunting every DJ's wet dreams. Taking her stage name from Caligula (which means Little Boots in Latin), she the began writing her own songs and started posting covers on Youtube and MySpace. Her steady slew of self produced music, consisting of electro bubblegum pop, married with new wave elements were nothing short of spectacular.
Her debut album, Hands, released on 8th June 2009, peaked at #5 in the UK albums chart. The first single, 'New In Town' became an instant top 20 hit, along with the video, crossing international waters. Her next single 'Remedy' is set to be released on the 16th of August, but as a giant fanatic, we've provided you with the unreleased video! Woohoo!
Head on down to her MySpace page, and show her some blogger love!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
La Roux (pronounced /laˈRu/) are a British electropop synth duo band made up of singer and synth player Elly Jackson, and co-writer and co-producer Ben Langmaid, with Jackson describing their respective roles as "very much a half and half sharing situation... not like a singer producer outfit", but also recognising that it often can "look like a solo act".. Their music is influenced by 1980s synthpop including Yazoo, The Human League, Heaven 17 and Blancmange.
La Roux on Myspace