lucy-catherwood

You're Out

Dead Disco didn’t last long. They never even put out an album. I’m not sure why one of my favorite new bands called it quits, especially when things were looking so promising back in 2007. After two years of gaining attention and releasing four popular songs in England (“You’re Out” being the final and best of the bunch) they disbanded. 

Victoria Hesketh (vocals and synthesizer), Lucy Catherwood (guitar) and Marie France (bass) met at the University of Leeds, Yorkshire in 2005 and started playing gigs together. They must have performed a lot of cover songs with so few singles. Or maybe, fingers crossed, there’s still some Dead Disco lost music out there somewhere.

After the split lead singer Hesketh became known as Little Boots, with some degree of success. After two albums she’s built up a large following, even here in the U.S. I’ve seen Boots in concert three times, so she definitely is one of my favorites. But I still miss her first band too.

“You’re Out” was produced and co-written by pop god Greg Kurstin. You might not know his name, but when he’s attached to a song or artist it’s cause for excitement. He’s worked with Kylie Minogue, Sia, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Kelly Clarkson, Lily Allen and Pink and produced Little Boots’ first album. He obviously appreciates the modern day pop diva.