New Ultra Records signees Black Boots aren’t the typical EDM outfit. The Las Vegas-based duo–producer Lightknife and vocalist/producer Mikey Francis–eschews neon for black leather, abandons mainstream polish for a punk aesthetic, and aims not only to move crowds but to create a movement. Lightknife and Francis’ sound joins full-bodied electronic production with raw indie-pop vocals, all fueled by a devil-may-care, rock ‘n’ roll attitude.”
—Lauren Lipsay, BILLBOARD.COM, 1/30/13
Buzzed-about electronic/rock duo BLACK BOOTS has exclusively premiered the official music video for their second single “Flash Of Light” onBillboard.com. The new single—available now on Ultra Music (http://bit.ly/VYvpS9)—features a hypnotizing melody that skillfully bridges the worlds of electronic pop and modern indie rock with equal parts after-hours club bounce and rock ‘n’ roll spirit. The video was directed by Jeremy Cloe and features a unique, first-person point-of-view which transports the viewer deep into the dangerous world of BLACK BOOTS. The video tells the story of one member of the BLACK BOOTS movement who is captured and contained in a laboratory in an attempt to erase his memory and regain control of his thoughts in accordance with the repressive rules of this futuristic dystopian society. Watch the “Flash Of Light” video here: http://youtu.be/CoLbeZpzIxg.
Las Vegas-based BLACK BOOTS—Lightknife (production) and Mikey Francis (vocals, production)—made their worldwide debut last November with their first single “Rebels In The Night.” Leading electronic music blog GottaDanceDirty.com wrote “…their debut single ‘Rebels In The Night’ falls somewhere on the musical spectrum between New Order, The Presets, and Swedish House Mafia, combining Mikey’s subdued but emotional voice with guitars and sweeping, euphoric hooks” (12/6/12). Additionally, the song earned the group inclusion on multiple “artists to watch in 2013” lists, including Vibe.com, who tagged them in their “30 DJs To Watch in 2013” feature, Las Vegas CityLife and Las Vegas Weekly. Listen to “Rebels In The Night” here: http://youtu.be/_yQLB20nnIM.
BLACK BOOTS made their Los Angeles performance debut Friday, January 18 with a powerful one-hour set in front of a sold-out crowd at the Avalon inHollywood as part of their celebrated EDM club series Control. Noted MusicYouNeed.net of BLACK BOOTS’ show, “Their set commenced and they got right into without hesitation. It was a super melodic and super fun set full of electro house bangers, progressive house beauty, and Mikey’s live vocals over top of their two hit singles ‘Flash Of Light’ and ‘Rebels In The Night’” (1/21/13). BLACK BOOTS also recently performed alongside M83 and Tiësto. More dates to be announced soon.