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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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  • gastons

    No more poison, killing my emotion <3

    9 Nov 5:05pm Reply
  • holdontite

    Confusion ♥

    9 Nov 1:53pm Reply
  • DCozmonaut

    Her stylish for the new EP is very very Client Liaison, which is good. Missing a big cell phone though

    8 Nov 8:12pm Reply
  • WhySoSeriousx

    Essa main <3

    8 Nov 3:31am Reply
  • EDsebert

    hands is a pop masterpiece and while i'm glad she did what she really wanted to do in nocturnes and this style has potential, the album is just okay. i hope her next album is her best no matter what she does <3 [2]

    6 Nov 12:51am Reply
  • sexinthesky2

    Kinda excited for this new EP. I like "Taste It", although it's totally not in "Hands" style, more like in "Nocturnes" style, but I like it anyway.

    5 Nov 10:34am Reply
  • satanas555

    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. [2] http://www.littlebootsmusic.co.uk/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/sundaytimes.jpg

    4 Nov 5:00pm Reply
  • alejandrusco

    Taste It <3 [2]

    3 Nov 8:07pm Reply
  • WhySoSeriousx

    Taste It <3

    3 Nov 6:09pm Reply
  • hausofthomas

    i can't for her to bring out new material!

    10 Sep 2:20pm Reply
  • Axiemeister

    hands is a pop masterpiece and while i'm glad she did what she really wanted to do in nocturnes and this style has potential, the album is just okay. i hope her next album is her best no matter what she does <3

    28 Jul 2:42pm Reply
  • digiroro

    I think Nocturnes album is a completely grower. At first, I don't even listened to it but then I began to enjoy every song from the album. For me, it's better than 'Hands'.

    24 Jul 1:40am Reply
  • DCozmonaut

    Still love Nocturnes so much.

    23 Jul 2:08am Reply
  • jacksonreis123

    New main ♥

    20 Jul 8:02pm Reply
  • MovieStar2000

    it's hard to admit, but i kinda prefer Hands I think... Nocturnes is definitely more of her own style, but there's just too much stuff on there I don't reeally care about. Hands has quite a few fillers too (Ghost is her worst song ever in my opinion), but the overall impression you're left with is more satisfying I guess. So far I wouldn't count her as one of those artists that give me complete perfect ALBUMS.

    19 Jul 9:20pm Reply
  • LikeDuff

    10 Jul 1:46pm Reply
  • WhySoSeriousx

    Essa main é perfeita.

    1 Jul 6:45pm Reply
  • Lucastrike

    Hands is such an iconic album.

    21 Jun 11:43pm Reply
  • dimi-q

    dancing is my remedy remedy oh <3

    4 Jun 12:44am Reply
  • Carneiro_

    Peeps saying that Hands is better than Nocturnes.... Please...

    19 May 6:39pm Reply
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