Little Boots, apparently dressed as a turkey. Don't ask us why.
British singer/songwriter/keyboard player/producer, the alias of Victoria Hesketh. Her nickname apparently derives from her literally having small feet. After being hailed as the next big thing in British music in 2009 (winning the BBC Sound of 2009 critics poll ahead of La Roux
, Florence + the Machine
and Mumford And Sons
), she had a couple of hit singles and a top ten album. A long-delayed second album arrived in 2013, but despite retaining her credibility with critics, she seems to have dropped off the public radar almost entirely.
- Hands (2009)
- Nocturnes (2013)
Tropes associated with Little Boots:
- Auto-Tune: "Remedy"
- Break the Cutie: What happened to the girl in "Meddle".
- Breakup Breakout: She emerged as a solo star when Dead Disco broke up.
- Broken Record: A Discussed Trope in... "Broken Record", of course.
- Call Back: "Broken Record" calls back to "Stuck On Repeat".
- Cover Version: Though not intended for release, she does a lot of them either live or as home videos posted on her YouTube channel. One which did get a release was the Giorgio Moroder song "Love Kills", previously a hit for Freddie Mercury.
- Genre Throwback: Not only the music (disco and synthpop) but also many of the sleeves, which are based on disco-era imagery and verge on Retraux.
- Headphones Equal Isolation: "Headphones". Though given her experiences, she might actually be singing about being the DJ at a club.
- Hidden Track: The title track of Hands is a hidden track.
- Hymn to Music: "Remedy". (Well alright, Hymn To Dancing if you want to be pedantic about it.)
- Loudness War: Hands suffered from this.
- One Woman Band: Traditionally, she performs "Meddle" entirely solo. This requires her to sing, operate the Tenori-On sequencer, play both the piano and stylophone parts... and do handclaps as well.
- Only Known by Their Nickname
- Refrain from Assuming: A minor example with "Earthquake", which is sometimes mislabelled as "Every Little Earthquake"
- Rule of Cool: in large part the reason why she used the Tenori-On sequencer so much in her performances. She admitted herself that she had much better equipment to do the same job, but its flashing lights look really cool.
- Self-Backing Vocalist
- This Is a Song: "Hands" ("I think she's gonna make it through this song")
- Wanderlust Song: "Motorway"
- Welcome to the Big City: implied in "New In Town"