This is the official music video for the song “Ready for the Floor” by Hot Chip:
This cover version played on the Tenori-on has 100,407 views:
Greg describes the situation this way:
I came across the Tenori-on a while back because of Little Boots. She’s a YouTube phenom who use it and quite a strong voice to do excellent covers […]. It’s interesting how the game-nature of the tenori-on masks what is a relatively sophisticated beat programming and singing performance on her part.
More Little Boots:
Choice LB quote:
fun is the new cool. Fuck if she isn’t right. Goddamn that’s a great way of articulating the YouTube esthetic.
Let us bask in the glow of Little Boots.
Little Boots is from Blackpool, England.
[…] let’s assume she’s not hiding a debut album of dire, mid-paced, excitement-killing — quote-fingers! — mature songs, throwing it all away already.
Popjustice writes, “Little Boots is a totally bullet-proof 21st century popstar. This is Kylie and the Pet Shop Boys all in one person.”
Little Boots is, in other words, a single girl’s celebration of pop. Modern but not pretentious. Sophisticated but not snide. Fantastic in a bright, talented, left-field, sometimes ridiculous, and promisingly unique sort of way.
Little Boots wants us to believe that she will never let us down.
Little Boots can make pop a better place.
Little Boots says, “Fun Is The New Cool”.
2 thoughts on “gamestrument star”
I hadn’t seen that “fun is the new cool” quote. Pretty damn perfect. After finding that Hot Chip cover link for my earlier comment, I fell into a Little Boots Tube Hole and ended up coming across an amazing little contrast. First, you’ve got her doing her song “Meddle” at home in her bedroom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcc8gE54Md8&feature=related That vid is dated July 3, 2008. Then on Nov 7, 2008, you’ve got this video of her doing the same song on this upclass british music show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktYM10hkVlo&feature=related You can tell she’s a little nervous in the second clip and the up ‘do and sequiny gown bring out her youth, but damn if that isn’t a fast journey from bedroom to mainstream TV!
The Tenori-on reminds me of the ’80s Roland drum machines’ interfaces.