Courtesy of Fly Life Inc, this week's Swag Tuesday prize is the new EP from British electro-pop sensation Little Boots and two tickets to her May 18th NYC performance at Le Poisson Rouge.
Little Boots is without question the most talked-about new UK pop star of the year. The Blackpool-born Hesketh first captured attention as a member of electro-indie combo Dead Disco. Opting to pursue a solo career as Little Boots, she assembled an arsenal of synths and began airing her developing work on YouTube for all to see. Despite not yet having a proper single to her name, Little Boots came in at #1 on the BBC’s influential “Sound of 2009” survey, a sentiment uniformly agreed upon by most every other British media outlet. And no wonder – tracks like “Stuck On Repeat” and the limited edition debut club pounder, “Meddle,” are imaginative and intense, with melancholic tension and an effortless way with hooks. Here in the U.S., Little Boots has already drawn unprecedented acclaim for an artist yet to release a debut album. “(Hesketh) writes exquisitely constructed pop songs so innately appealing,” wrote New York Magazine, “you’re certain you danced to them at your prom.”Little Boots' new EP becomes available nationwide on June 9th. We have five EPs to give away and one pair of tickets to her NYC club date. Enter to win by commenting on this post. Only enter once and please remember to leave your email address in the text of your comment. Entries close at midnight Wednesday, west coast time. Publicists: if you'd like to take part in Swag Tuesday on JMG, please email me. Below is Little Boots' hot first single, New In Town.