Little Boots aka Victoria Hesketh became one of the most talked about new popstars around when she arrived with her Gold-selling debut Hands in 2009. Now the dance-pop songstress is preparing to release her highly-anticipated sophomore studio album, Nocturnes, May 6th. The album was produced by DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy, with other key contributions from Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford and Hercules and Love Affair's Andy Butler. Nocturnes is a powerful record of irresistible hooks and stunning songwriting that celebrates 90s house, seventies disco and futuristic electronics while maintaining the magic of classic pop.
Last month she shared album teaser track "Motorway". The song is a symphony of bittersweet brilliance, starting with Victoria singing over a simple percussive rhythm that quickly evolves into a variety of noir narratives, chilly melodies and thundering late-night congas. Today she reveals a second cut from the album, "Broken Record," a pounding club track set against some of her most hypnotic hook lines yet.
DJing all over the world at many of clubland's most esteemed nights over the past few years and collaborating with an elite roll-call of dance music's most credible class, Victoria named the record Nocturnes because it is "an album indebted to the night." A collection of perfect pop melodies set against faultless beats and synths, Nocturnes is true long-player, and a sonic experience from beginning to end.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
5/2: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
5/3: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
5/4: Philadelphia, PA @ Voyeur (Making Time)
5/5: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
5/7: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/8: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
31/5: Nista Club, Barcelona (LBD)
28/6: Glastonbury, UK (LBD)
11/7: BBK Festival, Bilbao, Spain
13/7: 02 Academy Post-Pride party (LBD)
15/8: Paredes De Coura Festival, Portugal