Taking the stage a little after midnight, Victoria, her drummer and keyboard player kicked things off with Earthquake, probably one of her most efficient tracks, an electro-pop belter which really got things going. After saying greeting the audience with a very cute “bonsoir Paris, je suis Petit Bottes” (“Good evening Paris, I’m Little Boots”), she went on with the wonderful Meddle, soon followed by a new track from her upcoming album, Tune Into My Heart, which makes me believe that Hands is going to me a real masterpiece. The fourth track of the set was the delicious Mathematics, which clearly stands out with its funny lyrics based on something that used to not make me happy: maths. Then she introduced two new songs I had never heard before, Symmetry and Remedy, two heavily electro bangers strongly influenced by Goldfrapp’s style (think Strict Machine or Ooh La La). I immediately loved them anyway!
As the end of the got nearer and nearer, she performed her first proper single, New In Town, which I hope is going to be big in the charts, even though to me it wasn’t the most obvious choice to make for a first single. But still, it has some potential, even more when performed live. Of course, the last song of the set was Stuck On Repeat, which was played in its extended version, much to the audience’s pleasure. This track is a great summary of 2009’s electro-pop vibe. It’s extremely simple yet very cleverly built. This song has “hit” written all over it, so I really hope it gets released as a proper single later.
Here is New In Town, in case you haven’t heard it yet…
And finally, another great cover, of Sugababes’ classic Overload. Victoria filmed herself in her hotel room in Berlin, switched her Tenorion on and delivered this rather amazing version of the track. Enjoy guys!
Little Boots - Overload (Sugababes cover)
Don’t forget, New In Town will be released on May 25, while the album Hands will be yours from June 1.