UK, Band of the Week You know how it is with some bands -- a series of whoops, cheers and hoopla that, once faded away, reveal a whole lot of nothing that leaves you scratching your head and wondering what all the fuss was about.And then you get someone like Brighton duo Blood Red Shoes. Having left a sizeable mark on 2008 with the combustible guitar noise of 'Box of Secrets' and a series of memorable gigs and incendiary festival appearances, the pair -- singer/guitarist Laura-Mary Carter and drummer/singer Steven Ansell -- are set to return in early 2010 with 'Fire Like This', an album that delivers on the scuzzed-up promise of it predecessor, 'Box of Secrets.
In Part One of our interview with Blood Red Shoes, Laura Mary Carter and Steve Ansell talk about how their overwhelming desire to break-out of their comfort-zone and push the boundaries led to the creation of their third album, In T... Read Post
To be honest, I had never heard of Blood Red Shoes before watching their video for “Cold.” The Brighton band has since left their mark on me with the aggressive single off their forthcoming album, In Time To Voices. It’s a loud, kil... Read Post
The beautifully brooding San Diego band Ilya took a break for a while, but came roaring back—delicately, that is—earlier this month with a new album, In Blood. The downtime has rejuvenated the group, as well as made room for a coupl... Read Post