Little Boots' Lost Confidence

Little Boots nearly quit singing because her former bandmates thought her music was "cheesy".

The 'New in Town' hitmaker got her first record deal as part of all-girl indie group Dead Disco, but soon "lost confidence" in her abilities because the other band members hated her songs.

The singer - whose real name is Victoria Hesketh - explained: "The band started off so well. They said they liked Duran Duran, the Killers and Blondie so I was like, 'Yes!' It was so much fun.

"We were writing songs and they were actually good; we were starting to get somewhere. Then we got signed and suddenly there was so much pressure to write hits. The label had a fixed idea of how they wanted us to be.

"Then the band started pulling in different directions. I was writing really poppy songs and the others thought it was cheesy. I lost a lot of confidence with that band, actually. I really felt like a sh*t song writer."

Victoria was considering quitting music when she met producer and writer Greg Kurstin, who suggested she pursue a career as a songwriter.

She said: "Greg was like, 'You're a really good pop writer. You shouldn't fight it' But when the record company heard my demos, they didn't want anyone performing them but me!"


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Tags: Little Boots - Blondie - Duran Duran - The Killers


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