Hype: It's no surprise British electro-pop sensation Victoria Hesketh (aka Little Boots) gained fame for posting covers on YouTube of songs like Kate Bush's “Running Up That Hill” and then hit it big–in the U.K.–with her own (with help from a Bird and the Bee and a Hot Chip) oh-so-catchy single “Stuck on Repeat.” Her voice is breathtaking.
The Show: The venue was silent as the lights dimmed purple, hot and scented with heavy perfume in the smoggy air. Hesketh waltzed to the back of the stage with a large hood, her head pointed low to the ground. Her band followed her through the darkness, all mysteriously caped in black. The white lights blasted her face, pink-cheeked and bright-eyed while she pressed the piano lines to her song, “Ghost.” Dripping with darkness she sang, “Do you even know that I'm here. I might as well be a ghost. It's true you walk right through me.”