Little Boots spoke with NME backstage at T in the Park 2009 in Balado, Scotland over the weekend, talking about how her set went, having another acoustic gig later, who she’s looking forward to seeing, and heading in the studio before hitting T4 on the Beach next weekend. Watch the brief interview via YouTube below.
Little Boots got on the piano and performed ‘To The End’ by Blur in a video at her YouTube channel. “Here’s a quick cover of a love song by Blur (although I confess was always more of an Oasis girl originally…),” the British pop singer writes. “Just find the idea of being so utterly in love you’re collapsed in it, like you can’t even stand up or keep yourself together because of it… ok Hugh Grant moment over. Got pretty sunburnt today so excuse the pink arms. Dedicated to the person who makes me the happiest girl in the world.” Watch below.
Little Boots spoke with Look magazine about how she was rejected by Simon Cowell on ‘Pop Idol’ before her recent rise to fame. “I got to the third round of ‘Pop Idol’ and was kicked out,” said the 25-year-old, whose real name is Victoria Hesketh. “Simon wasn’t very kind. But it helped give me a thicker skin in dealing with people. I swiftly realized that shows like ‘Pop Idol’ are no short cut to the top. That comes from hard work. ‘Pop Idol’ was an experience but litle else.” Read more.
Little Boots is out with the music video to her new single ‘New In Town’, the lead release off the British pop singer’s debut album ‘Hands’, out June 8th via Iamsound. Watch it via YouTube below.
Little Boots filmed a cover of Sugababes’ hit ‘Overload’, aided by a Tenori-on. Watch the performance posted by the British electropop artist via DailyMotion below.
Little Boots posted highlights from her set at the Perez Hilton party during SXSW in Austin, Texas over the weekend.
“So basically what you’re seeing there is us finishing the set, then Perez coming over and telling me Kanye West is at the side of the stage and has Kid Cudi with him,” she writes. “Kid Cudi saw my cover of his song ‘Day-N-Night’ on YouTube and loved is and wants me to do a duet with him. I’m totally blown away and can’t even remember the chords never mind the words but he is cool and we just kind of busk through it… so much fun. I come off stage, Kanye shakes my hand, everyone is going mental, I don’t quite know what’s happening. Proceed to get incredibly drunk on ‘Perez’s Punch’ and dance on stage to Kanye’s set. Such a massive night. Thanks Perez & everyone involved.”
Watch it below.
Little Boots spoke with Carson Daly at Cinespace in Hollywood on the night of her L.A. debut. Boots talked about playing music since she was five, growing up in Blackpool, England, doing what feels natural and genuine to her musically, and the power of pop music and wanting to bring the creativity back to the genre in the mold of David Bowie or Elton John.
The ‘Last Call’ interview video at NBC.com has since been removed.
Pop acts on television this week include:
Paris Hilton, who visits ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Monday.
Justin Timberlake, who visits ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Monday.
New Kids on the Block, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Monday.
Taylor Hicks, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Monday.
Santigold, who performs on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Robyn, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Tuesday.
Matt Nathanson, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.
The Ballas Hough Band, who perform on ‘The Bonnie Hunt Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.
Little Boots, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Wednesday.
Oren Lavie, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Wednesday.
RuPaul, who visits ‘The View’ (ABC) on Wednesday and ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ (FOX) on Friday.