Entries tagged with: Tenori-on
Blackpool pop sensation Little Boots is in talks with Yamaha to create a keyboard that will excite budding musicians as much as a guitar.Hopefully this new Tenori-On works better than the current one she's using. At the singer's Studio B show in February, we reported that her onstage sequencer was having "technical problems."
The 25-year-old, who has just supported Kasabian at the Camden Crawl uses a Yamaha Tenori-On handheld music sequencer live on stage.
Little Boots, real name Victorias Hesketh said: "I'm really quite nerdy. It's a great visual aid - so much better than just another laptop.
"We're working with Yamaha to create a special one to take out to festivals.
"So often people think it's just robots and machines.
"To me it should be just as exciting as seeing a great guitar player. That's what I'm trying to do." [Click]
Maybe she'll also have the new toy...erm, instrument, on hand at her upcoming NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday, May 18th. That new show comes sandwiched between a string of UK/European shows (though there may be just enough time for another gig to spring up). Openers include Hearts Revolution, who played Studio B in March, and DJ Dave P, of the NYC-dance staple FIXED. Tickets for the show are on sale.
Hands, Little Boots' debut album, is due in early June on Atlantic. She'll also be putting out an EP, Illuminations, on June 8th. Her record is being producted by "Greg Kurstin [of The Bird and the Bee] who is also producing her EP with Joe Goddard of Hot Chip."
Full track list of that EP with Little Boots' new video for "New In Town," her album's first single, and a YouTube-ready cover of Sugababes' "Overload," below...
This summer you couldn't read an electronic music blog without coming across Little Boots (aka Victoria of Dead Disco). I first became familiar with her music through Fake Blood's excellent remix of her track, "Stuck On Repeat". Having only heard his version in which the vocals are very sparse, I was very surprised at how much she sings in the original versions of her tracks. Good stuff - which is saying a lot because - 1. I am really weird when it comes to vocals in electronic music, and 2. I [Showtrotta] really like very, very few female vocalists. Here's a video of her singing "Stuck on Repeat" while she plays the Tenori-on:
Download three tracks above, one of which is Little Boots' free Computer Fairyland mixtape. The tracklisting for that is below. Also below: the dates and times of the four live sets, and the three DJ sets, Little Boots is playing in NYC during CMJ week...