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Blackpool, Lancashire, England (2005 – present)

Little Boots is the stage name of the 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.

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.

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  • isabelaporra

    I've left Nocturnes alone for a while and just gone back to it, it's sounding a lot better now than it did on my first listen. [2] I knew there was something in this difference between the two albums. I love Hands, but I'm also glad she's now able to make music the way she wanted.

    19 Apr 12:30am Reply
  • EDsebert

    Hands >>>> Any other electronic album

    8 Apr 2:17pm Reply
  • EDsebert

    Compared to Hands,Nocturnes is terrible! It's like she completely changed her style from dance to some sort of trance stuff,the lyrics are repetitive and boring. I hope she goes back to her original style. :( [2]

    8 Apr 2:16pm Reply
  • LouisaViolet

    Yeah, she said that in an interview. She felt that Hands was overproduced. I've left Nocturnes alone for a while and just gone back to it, it's sounding a lot better now than it did on my first listen

    19 Mar 7:26pm Reply
  • MarcusLMosnter

    I don't think she will go back to the "Hands" style, Nocturnes was what she wanted to do, her label just wasn't letting her do it.

    18 Mar 11:13pm Reply
  • sundazzlinamy

    Compared to Hands,Nocturnes is terrible! It's like she completely changed her style from dance to some sort of trance stuff,the lyrics are repetitive and boring. I hope she goes back to her original style. :(

    13 Mar 3:06pm Reply
  • WildVegas

    Broken records :']

    9 Mar 3:57pm Reply
  • takemewithyou66

    Can't believe she's playing Russia on April 10 2014. Reappraising my appreciation.

    5 Mar 3:28pm Reply
  • CHEZZBIAN

    Underrated as fuck! ♥

    4 Mar 9:11am Reply
  • black_volume

    Second Time Around ♥ [4]

    2 Mar 9:59pm Reply
  • AlexandreGable

    Second Time Around ♥ [3]

    22 Feb 1:23pm Reply
  • EricValeev

    Second Time Around ♥ [2]

    22 Feb 10:35am Reply
  • WExplicit

    22 Feb 4:04am Reply
  • oscarciccone

    Second Time Around ♥ [1]

    18 Feb 11:26pm Reply
  • PersonalSoldier

    Second Time Around ♥

    18 Feb 11:11pm Reply
  • skkukk

    Love her

    17 Feb 5:31pm Reply
  • AlexandreGable

    Nocturnes ♥ [2]

    17 Feb 11:53am Reply
  • NyBlueberry

    Ah Hands is so good, I shouldnt have overlooked ha

    16 Feb 3:42pm Reply
  • MrMik98

    Nocturnes ♥

    9 Feb 1:13pm Reply
  • Actually_GIOS

    I prefer Nocturnes, Hands it's a good album but kinda bores me.

    6 Feb 3:57am Reply
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