Blood Red Shoes

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Blood Red Blues

Straight forward punk never sounded so good. The Brighton, UK, duo consisting of Steven Ansell and Laura-Mary Carter never wanted to be big stars, they just wanted to be in a band.

One of those all-too-common random browses on Myspace a couple of years ago brought me to Blood Red Shoes, it must have only just been after they even made the thing. I remember they didn't have many friends, but I liked them. I played their early song Meet Me At 8 over and over on my computer, even put it on mix CDs for people, though I eventually forgot about it and moved on.

But the band kept on going, gigging and writing and recording nonstop – their website's bio boasts they've worked with five labels now! And they've been touted by NME... Yet they still continue to make spirited, biting, inspiring post-punk prettiness for our ears, which is why I still respect them, and still dig their anguished songs. In fact, they're only getting better, and they still don't care about fame or glory. Wicked! Here's to you, Blood Red Shoes! The band nice enough to email me – a spirited little fan back in the day – personally, back and forth, for the pure fun of it.

Enjoy some of their stellar songs...

Blood Red Shoes – Meet Me At 8: MP3

Blood Red Shoes – Can't Find The Door: MP3

Blood Red Shoes – You Bring Me Down: MP3

Blood Red Shoes – Bless His Heart: MP3

Blood Red Shoes – Myspace


At 7:51 am, February 29, 2008, Blogger Divinyl said...

I love Blood Red Shoes! You're so right...there seems to be so little pretension. And I didn't have 'You Bring Me Down', despite being into them for ages and ages...bonus! :o)

At 8:50 am, February 29, 2008, Blogger Sarah Gooding said...

That's actually a new song, it rules huh! Thanks so much for the comment :)

At 10:44 am, February 29, 2008, Blogger Divinyl said...

It's new? It seems terribly familiar...hmmm. But yep, very good indeed...punky and accessible, not trying too hard. These guys always seem to be improving :o)

At 1:38 pm, April 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its not actually a new song, Its been around for a while, originally getting released in Nov 2006....then they re-released it a while ago. See, I know stuffs :)


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