April 14, 2008 15:17

Blood Red Shoes confirmed for Glastonbury

Alt-rock duo also show their support for Jay-Z

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Blood Red Shoes have confirmed they are to play Glastonbury festival on the weekend of June 27-29.

Drummer Steven Ansell also explained that he's looking forward to seeing controversial headliner Jay-Z.

"Glastonbury is the one that I want to go to loads," he said. "When we did Reading last year, that was Laura [Carter, guitarist/vocalist] ticking a box; like a teenage dream come true, and Glastonbury is the one for me."

Ansell pledged his support for Jay-Z, telling Radio 1 Newsbeat: "To be honest, I would rather watch Jay-Z than The Verve. Jay-Z is going to go up there and he's going to be the smoothest dude that ever walked the stage. It’s going to be great."

The drummer explained that the band hope to put out an EP of completely new material following the release of their debut album, 'Box Of Secrets', out today (April 14).

"Because we've been playing loads, during soundchecks we've been jamming and have got some new songs. We didn't want to sit on them for ages and wait until we had an album's worth. They are quite rocking, though."

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