Little Boots Business Pleasure
  • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2014

  • Posted by: K. Hess

Little Boots means business. The UK native, aka Victoria Hesketh, has moved off the major labels. Business Please is her second release to via her own indie-label On Repeat, and it's absolutely simmering with style. Originally conceived as two separate EPs, Business and Pleasure, the reduction has yielded four songs radiating with sinful pleasure, but anchored in business.

"Heroine," my personal favorite of the 4, echoes of strobe lighting and seedy 90s house clubs. The entire EP is a finely tuned, and expertly appropriated revival of 90s house pop. The sort of collection that makes you look back through your CD collection for the early editions of NOW, and wonder why you ever stopped spinning La Bouche. Title track "Business Pleasure" is the scorcher of the group, and while the 90s influence is there, Hesketh inserts a certain sonic space between the racing chorus and it's verses. The song rounds out akin to something off of Little Dragon's latest album Nabuma Rubberband. The same can be said of closer track "Pretty Tough." Her higher register, ethereal vocals manage to retain a sultry tease to them. The stand out accomplishment of the EP is her effectiveness at creating space. The record's wide accessibility is driven by her dainty pop, but bolstered by her talent for sonic architecting. Even the subdued, drawn out moments pick up at lighting speed before they have the chance to become dull; it's a skill not mastered by every synth-centric artist. The only fault is the length, twelve minutes is a tease, we want an LP.

Little Boots' Business Pleasure is out now via On Repeat, get it on iTunes now. Watch the video for "Taste It" below:

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