EP REVIEW: Little Boots ‘Business Pleasure EP’

Both Lady Gaga and Ladyhawke as well as Florence + The Machine first grasped the hearts of the public in 2009; an era often credited as the rise of 80’s-inspired females. One artist who was at the forefront of this movement was Victoria Christina Kesketh – better known as pop artist Little Boots. Receiving a  BRITS critics choice award nomination and producing a debut album, big enough to rival “Girls Aloud or Lily Allen”; Little Boots was at the top of her game before seemingly fading mysteriously into the background. However, the silence of Little Boots has been broken: due to the release of the Business Pleasure EP.

Opening strongly with an A cappella showcase of beauty, taking the form of the thirty year-olds voice, is ‘Taste It’. “Can you taste it on your tongue like liquorice?” Little Boots sultrily chimes over a shape-busting electronic beat. Simplistic yet full of complex layers: the radiating sophistication of ‘Taste It’ makes Little Boots’ breakthrough hit, ‘New In Town’, seem like a child-like drawl, highlighting the reinvention of her sound in all of its deserved glory.

Drawing on a pure, 90’s deep house vibe is following track ‘Heroine’. Bringing things back to basics, ‘Heroine’ is ultimately a chilled, deep house celebration, screaming out for a DJ to turn it into the definitive dance floor filler.

Turning up the heat on the Business Pleasure EP is the title-track ‘Business Pleasure’ as well as Little Boots’ final salute, ‘Pretty Tough’. The definition of arousing: ‘Pretty Tough’ combines Little Boots’ succulent  vocal ability with an explosion of electronic sass, as well as throwing an oddly warped synthesiser into the mixture.

Ending this game-changing EP on an extreme high; the versatile Little Boots has proven she’s back, bigger than ever, and determined to rule the electronic scene.

Ella Scott

Ella Scott

Ella Scott

Gigslutz Editor, token Geordie and Blur fangirl. Naturally, achieving Vicky Pattinson's VIP edge is what drives me to get up in the morning.