The internet has changed the road to stardom. Armed with little more than a laptop, webcam and internet access, anyone can be a star; thanks to Youtube, no talent goes unspotted. Without the site, we might never have heard of Victoria Hesketh or her electrifying alter-ego Little Boots. In 2007, the 24-year-old English popstrel started recording covers and remixes of pop and electric tunes and putting homemade videos on sites like Youtube and Myspace. She covered everything from Blur and MGMT to Girls Aloud and Miley Cyrus, surprising netizens with her refreshing arrangements which often involved the Japanese electronic instrument the Tenori-on or a piano. The singer garnered huge exposure and fast became a Web sensation. Within months, her Youtube profile was among the most frequently subscribed to in the UK, and statistics showed she was one of the 'most blogged-about artists'. Little Boots started playing piano aged five, tried her hand at almost every genre from jazz to punk and indie-pop, and took part in Pop Idol at 16, getting eliminated in the third round. But the failure didn't stop her from pursuing her dream, joining an indie-pop girl band called Dead Disco at university, and writing her dissertation on Jamie Cullum. After leaving Dead Disco, Little Boots decided to go solo - and mainstream. She produced her debut Hands with help from Greg Kurstin of The Bird and the Bee, Hot Chip's Joe Goddard, and RedOne, the man credited with the success of Akon and Lady Gaga. After Hands, the promising singer was voted the winner of BBC Sound of Music 2009, joining a star-studded list of previous winners including 50 Cent, Keane, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mika and Adele. The first half of the album is filled with instantly appealing, highly danceable electro beats. The mindless mentions of the dance floor are frustratingly unimaginative, but songs are rescued by the singer's optimism about love. New In Town, Earthquake and future second single Remedy are richly-layered highlights. Stuck On Repeat is probably the best known, catchiest song on Hands. It wouldn't be out of place on a Kylie Minogue album, and equals the pleasant addictiveness of Minogue's Can't Get You Out of My Head. But it's the second half of the album that reveals the real Little Boots. She bares her quirks in the melancholy Ghost, while 80s disco anthem Symmetry is an astonishing duet with Human League's Philip Oakey. Mathematics is a fun love song which uses maths as a metaphor in lines like 'Your x is equal to my y/ But equations pass me by/ So will you'. Closer No Brakes is a Pet Shop Boys-esque, heartfelt ballad, and is followed by a hidden track that shows off the singer's vocal and piano talents. If her talent and zeal remain unchanged by fame, Little Boots is set for big things.