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Little Boots Rocked The Echoplex

Ashley Riegle |
May 12, 2013 | 7:04 p.m. PDT

Recently, UK blonde pop sensation Little Boots, aka Victoria Hesketh, performed a show at the Echoplex in Silver Lake. The show was part of her current US tour to promote her new album, "Nocturnes", which was released last week. The show was featured as part of Brit Week 2013, a program of events highlighting British talent and creativity in California.


Her sophomore album, "Nocturnes" is a mixture of soul-baring lyrics and acoustics with what are sure to become dance party favorites (check out "Shake" and "Beat Beat".

In one exciting collaborative note, "Every Night I Say A Prayer" was written with Andy Butler of the band Hercules and Love Affair. 


Before the show, the Echoplex played music by groups like Daft Punk and the Presets. Later, two formal opening acts, Feathers and Avan Lava kicked off the show with a proper jolt of energy. The crowd of people gathered for the show was energetic and young, and welcomed the wild antics of these opening groups. 

Swarms of concert-goers gathered on the outside smoking patio chain-smoking and chatting before the show. The crowd was awash with personality glasses, baby doll dresses and flannel. It was an electro-pop hipster paradise.

Little Boots lit up the stage at the EchoPlex (Ashley Riegle for Neon Tommy)
Little Boots lit up the stage at the EchoPlex (Ashley Riegle for Neon Tommy)

Little Boots was late to the stage by about 25 minutes. She tweeted to fans to let them know about the delay which was nice, and everyone stuck around.  

By the time Little Boots took the stage, after 10:30pm, the crowd was ready for a killer performance. Little Boots brought her heart and soul to the stage, playing a mix of old faves and new album tunes. 

She kicked off the set with "Motorway," an enchanting song that shows off Hesketh's vocal range, and "Broken Record," two of the first LPs off of "Nocturnes." Though the album had not been released by the time of the show, her fans knew all the words.

In addition to singing, Little Boots played piano, keyboards, synthesizer, and the tambourine during the show, all while wearing five-inch platform shoes. 

The audience, made up mostly of proud LGBT fans who were wearing lots of leather and studs and top knot buns didn't stop dancing all night. The show was complete with lasers, lots of lights and showers of confetti. 

Little Boots played "Remedy" in the encore, to the delight of the fans. The song is approximately 50 times better live and in person.

Little Boots super fan Marioh Reyes was attending the Echoplex show from La Puente. "I thought Little Boots put on a great show!" he said, adding that the opening acts had helped to hype up the crowd.

Little Boots mentioned from the stage that she will be back in Los Angeles in September. So, if you missed the show at the Echoplex, you still have some Little Boots to look forward to.

In the meantime, the singer will be headed to the UK, Singapore, Spain, Hungary, Portugal and Austria promoting "Nocturnes". 

"Nocturnes" was released on May 5, 2013 and can be downloaded in iTunes here.

Check out the official music video for "Broken Record" here:

Read more of NT's show reviews here.

Reach Staff Reporter Ashley Riegle by email. Follow her on Twitter here.



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