SXSW Preview: Little Boots
by Winston "Stone" Ford
Little Boots – Meddle
South By Southwest is that spot to find up and coming talent, and Little Boots might have the “Next Big Thing” award from the conference on lock. The UK pop/electronica princess has yet to drop an album, but the buzz on her is so strong that most people thought she already had. Boot’s music is a take on upbeat pop is are made for the upscale club dancefloor, but her weekly YouTube videos make her almost accessible and endearing to her fans. She’s not your normal pop star–she’s a classically trained musician and club DJ. Her tracks “Stuck on Repeat,” and “Meddle” have become guilty pleasures of mine.
What really won me over is her acoustic piano cover of Kid Cudi’s “Day N Nite,” which if you don’t know is a hot track in the UK right now. I predict Boots to blow up majorly in 2009. Remember that.
Little Boots is playing several SXSW parties including the Fader Fort and The Perez Hilon party.
Little Boots – Day N’ Nite (Kid Cudi Cover)