Known to friends and family as Victoria Hesketh, Little Boots first captured attention as a member of British electro-indie combo Dead Disco. Opting to pursue a solo career as Little Boots, the Blackpool-born Hesketh assembled an arsenal of synths and began airing her developing work on YouTube for all to see. Despite not yet having a proper single to her name, Little Boots came in at #1 on the BBC's influential "Sound of 2009" survey, a sentiment uniformly agreed upon by most every other British media outlet. And no wonder - songs like "Stuck On Repeat" and her limited edition debut club pounder, "Meddle," are imaginative and intense, with melancholic tension and an effortless way with hooks.
Innovative and original, Little Boots was a perfect choice to become one of the first artists to join the relaunched Elektra under new heads John Janick and Mike Caren. Hands, her 2010 Elektra debut album, more than delivered on the early buzz. Highlighted by the hit singles "New In Town" and "Remedy," the album is dance pop at its most invincible, a crystal-tipped debut for the ages. Hands made a top 5 chart debut in the UK and drew considerable critical applause on this side of the Atlantic. Not long after the album's U.S. release, Hesketh was named 2010's "Best Break-Through Artist (Solo)" at the 25th Annual International Dance Music Awards in Miami, an honor bestowed the previous year to none other than Lady Gaga.