- 28 November 2013
having found myself double booked last night for a city dinner with the
Guild of Freemen of the City of London and Little Boots, it found me
rushing suited and booted (three piece pin stripe suit) jumping into a
cab to Heaven to see Little Boots. I managed to get there just in time
to get a drink and pre-order the live album they are to release of the
gig, before she came on stage.
It was a fabulous gig with Little Boots playing a number of
tracks from both her current album Nocturnes and her
first album Hands.
It was great to hear some of the earlier tracks again and compare these
to the more grown up (less blatantly commercial) sound of her new album.
The three key memories I will take away were of Little Boots
introducing an old friend from her school days playing bass live only
for him to start playing Beat
Beat whilst the rest of the group started off playing Headphones bizarrely
it kind of worked and it would be great if they kept it in the live CD.
The second thing was seeing Little Boots playing and programing her
Mini Korg MS20. Now I have one of these and I am amazed that she has
the confidence to play this live as it can be a very unwieldy beast and
kudos to her for doing this.
Finally for the encore she played It’s
All For You with just herself on keyboards, before being
joined o by the band to play Shake
which revealed the power of the LED dress that she had changed into
before coming on for the encore.
Being a big Little Boots fan I was aware of this dress beforehand
and had seen it on video, but that did not prepare me for the impact it
had live, the changing patterns of light and colour was truly amazing
and when the dress spelt out “S H A K E” Letter by letter it was
The only downside for me was that my late arrival, and prior engagement
meant I had not taken a suitable camera along to capture the concert
for prosperity, but the packed audience and I clearly enjoyed the
concert, and I hope it is not too long before I get to see her perform
again. Hopefully at a venue my eleven year old daughter can go to, as
she is as big a fan as I am. A great performance. 8/10
Photo by Komputer Dave