Little Boots @ (Le) Poisson Rouge in May (more by Chris La Putt)
Little Boots

Pop music in recent years has tended towards the prosaic and straightforward, whether it's the Arctic Monkeys' and Lily Allen's tales of urban teenage life, or Coldplay's stadium-filling platitudes about feeling like a puzzle with a missing piece and lights guiding you home. By contrast, Little Boots is an altogether more complicated sell: a female "synth-geek" who has to restrain herself from boring interviewers with discussion of "casual circuitry", and describes her style as "cosmic Coronation Street". "People are really black and white about stuff," she says. "They either want you to be Kylie, where you don't write the music and you're part of the machine, or a singer-songwriter. You can't be seen to be both." [Guardian UK]

Little Boots (aka UK singer Victoria Hesketh) last visited the US in May for a one-off show at NYC's (Le) Poisson Rouge. She'll return to the US in the fall for a couple more shows -- at least four this time. Those include a Wednesday, September 16th gig at the Bowery Ballroom. Tickets go on today at noon; general sale starts Friday, June 12th.

Boots' debut record, Hands, is out now in the UK, but still doesn't have a set US release. That'll come sometime in the future on the newly rebooted Elektra label. Stateside fans get the US-only Illuminations EP, which is out now. The singers' website is currently hosting a free minimix of songs from the new album.

All tour dates, with a video of Little Boots playing a piano cover of Blur's "To The End," below...

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Little Boots - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 19 Sonar Festival Barcelona
Jun 24 Hove Festival Tromøy
Jun 26 Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury
Jul 02 Arvika Festival Arvika
Jul 03 Roskilde Festival Roskilde
Jul 11 Oxygen Festival, Dublin Dublin
Jul 12 T-In The Park, Scotland Balado
Jul 17 Latitude Festival, Suffolk Suffolk
Aug 01 Victoria Park - Field Day Festival London
Aug 02 Victoria Park - Underage Festival London
Aug 08 Marine Stadium Summer Sonic, MESSE Tokyo/Osaka
Aug 09 Marine Stadium Summer Sonic, MESSE Tokyo/Osaka
Aug 15 Haldern Festival Haldern
Aug 21 Frequency Festival St. Poelten
Aug 28 Reading Festival Reading
Aug 29 Gay Pride Manchester
Aug 30 Leeds Festival Leeds
Sep 12 Bestival - Robin Hill Country Park Isle of Wight
Sep 16 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Sep 17 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Sep 18 The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood, California
Sep 19 The Independent San Francisco, California
Sep 26 Parklife 2009 - Riverstage and Botanic Gardens Brisbane
Sep 27 Parklife 2009 - Wellington Square Perth
Oct 03 Parklife 2009 - Birrarung Marr Melbourne
Oct 04 Parklife 2009 - Kippax Lake Sydney
Oct 05 Parklife 2009 - Botanic Park Adelaide

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