Starting out her musical career with a band called Dead Disco; Little Boots (a.k.a .Victoria Hesketh) has become a parallel of this notion. Very much so far from dead, her pop and disco inspired music come to life with unforgiving spunk and charisma. Victoria is a musical scientist, constantly experimenting with different genres of music in order to perfect her craft, and the end result is nothing less than perfection.
“I started playing the piano when I was 5 years old and continued to play music constantly throughout my childhood. I played in bands when I was younger which gave me the confidence I needed to pursue my singing career,” Victoria says.
Little Boots has come a long way since the days she would sing No Doubt covers in her previous band, which she admits were actually terrible. Yet, Victoria took a different route to regain respect in the music industry. Following her own intuition, she combines both sample sound from the 80’s, modern new wave and captivating pop beats to fuel the machine that is Little Boots.
In having a successful vision, Victoria has been able to travel around the world and connect with people who know her music and can sing the words.
“I am incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to do what I love. We have a really strong gay following here in America and they are a really fun crowd. In London and England people tend to be stiffer. In America people are dancing and having a great time. We play this song, “Meddle”, in Europe it doesn't really work but in America everyone loves it because it has that fun beat,” Victoria says.
On her second album, Nocturnes, has more of a morbid tone which counteract her first effervescent album. Victoria admits though the biggest difference between her first and second album was the fact that she was able to take control of things.
“I got to choose the people I wanted to work with and I got to pick the songs I wanted to record. It took me a long time to make the album because there were a lot of ups and downs. It was mostly about me learning how to trust myself creatively. Because what it comes down to is that it’s not just about the music, you have to have a vision.”