Monday 14 November 2011

Little Boots - Shake

Two years ago she won the BBC Sound of 2009 poll (beating Florence + The Machine), released her debut 'Hands' and then promptly disappeared into obscurity.

Not so fast!  Little Boots aka Victoria Christina Hesketh is back with new material to be released soon.  Shake is merely a taster of what's to come.

But is it any good?  It's certainly a club heavy sound, sort of St. Etienne meets Hot Chip.  With thumping beats, heavy bass and Hesketh's laidback vocals floating over the top, this deserves to be huge in dancehalls across the country.

At the same time, this sort of music doesn't translate to the radio - what's missing are the poppy hooks of her past material.  Remedy was her standout track and Shake doesn't quite hit the mark.  Here's hoping the rest of her new work ignites the charts as well as the dancefloor.