Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Blood Red Shoes

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[Photo Credit: Alan Bell]

Myspace // "How To Pass The Time"
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I don't understand why the Brits are obsessed with Kate Nash when they have bands like Blood Red Shoes gracing their stages. Comparing the two, Blood Red Shoes wins in a landslide... and that's not just because Laura-Mary Carter (vocalist/guitarist of Blood Red Shoes) is like three hundred percent hotter. It's because their music is actually good--it's fresh and exciting, not some tired rehash of Lily Allen.

Blood Red Shoes play an aggressive, yet hooky brand of post punk that's full of wailing vocals and distorted guitars layered over pounding drums.
Their music is so punchy and rhythmic that it feels almost math rock-y at times, similar in many ways to other British upstarts like iForward, Russia! and Foals. The band has a bunch of really fun and powerful songs that I'm sure sound fantastic live... so make sure to catch Blood Red Shoes when they come to your town. They'll be touring the UK and Europe through the end of February, followed by the release of their debut album on V2 Records later this spring.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

we're not obsessed by the child like tunes of kate nash... though we should pay more attention to blood red shoes. Sadly the lowest common denominator is generally more popular...

5:07 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This could be their year...
They work hard enough to deserve it.

5:32 AM EST  
Anonymous enigmatica1 said...

Well, I'm actually a UK fan of BOTH Blood Red Shoes and Kate Nash, and I can tell you that the public over here are not obsessed with Nash, they just happened to like "Foundations" a lot. I don't agree with your Lily Allen comments, but that's another blog...

As for BRS, I LOVE these two. I'm actually going to see them tonight for the fourth time (at time of posting), and should be another good night. It's annoying that we now have to wait until May for the album to be released, but best things to those who wait and all that...

And yes Laura-Mary is hot, but her mean guitar playing is far better than her looks...

2:56 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have indeed been going for a while...seen them a few times live including a few weeks back..The young lady L-M needs to get some stage presence if they are really going to get a larger fanbase going..Not that they'd care but hey! they sound great on record.

Good luck to 'em

9:09 AM EST  
Anonymous liveon35mm.com said...

check them live on liveon35mm.com

7:23 PM EDT  

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