There are some bands today who make real singles, not just edited album tracks and Blood Red Shoes have exactly that with this little belter. They seems to understand that you can’t have a number that is just bombast and bluster and the double-tracked vocals over fizzing and exploding guitars and pounding drums leads to the chorus and the drop of power after – you get a roller-coaster of a number that sounds as though it will be great live. Steven Ansell gives an insight: “This was written bang in the middle of the "London Riots". At the time the images on TV were of streets on fire and smashed up buildings, and strangely Laura and I were fighting like crazy at this point. It just felt like there was a lot of destructive, frustrated energy in the air, but we didn't want to write about it as an overtly political song, so this is an attempt to bring together all of that into one. It does feel like there are many lost souls in the world right now.”
They are live around the country at the moment: MAY 5th Academy 2, Manchester, UK Tickets: www.gigandtours.com / Box office - 01618 321111 7th Zanzibar, Liverpool, UK Tickets: www.ticketline.co.uk / Box office - 01517 070633 8th Cluny, Newcastle, UK Tickets: www.ticketweb.co.uk / Box office - 01912 304474 9th Tunnels, Aberdeen, UK Tickets: www.gigsinscotland.com / Box office - 08444 999990 10th King Tuts, Glasgow, UK Tickets: www.gigsinscotland.com / Box office - 08444 999990 12th The Cockpit, Leeds, UK Tickets: www.lunatickets.co.uk / Box office - 01132 436743 13th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK Tickets: www.alt-tickets.co.uk / Box office - 01912 304474
Blood Red Shoes will be playing the main stage at Reading on Saturday 25th and Leeds on Sunday 26th August. www.readingfestival.com/ / www.leedsfestival.com/
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