Little Boots aka Victoria Hesketh became one of the most talked about new pop stars around when she arrived with her Gold-selling debut album Hands in 2009, going on to achieve worldwide success and widespread critical acclaim.
Now the dance-pop songstress returns with her highly-anticipated sophomore studio album, Nocturnes, released by The Vinyl Factory and her newly launched On Repeat Records imprint as a double gatefold vinyl limited to 1000 copies worldwide.
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, Noctunes was written and recorded all around the world (Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Stockholm) and 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.
'Motorway' is a symphony of bittersweet brilliance, starting with Victoria singing over a simple percussive blip that quickly evolves into a cascade of noir narratives, chilly melodies and thundering late-night congas - watch the video. Echoing layered vocals burst through a pulsing bass line on the soaring 'Satellite' (co-written with Ariel Reichstadt).
'Broken Record' is a pounding club track set against some of her most hypnotic hook lines yet. 'Crescendo' is a theatrically infectious summer-ready anthem, while the old school house rhythms and giddy choruses of 'Confusion', penned in the Hollywood hills with Jeppe Laursen (the man behind Gaga's 'Born This Way'), is simply Boots at her effortless sing-a-long best.
DJing all over the world at many of clubland's most esteemed nights over the past couple of 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 a true long-player, and a sonic experience from beginning to end.
Published: 18th April 2013