Blood Red Shoes - 'Blood Red Shoes'

Blood Red Shoes - 'Blood Red Shoes'

Blood Red Shoes have been together for 10 years now, and without wishing to sound cruel, sometimes you wonder what compels them to keep going. It’s never exactly been a barrel of laughs: the way drummer Steven Ansell tells it, he and Laura-Mary...

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Blood Red Shoes - 'Water EP'

Blood Red Shoes - 'Water EP'

After last year’s ‘In Time To Voices’ found Blood Red Shoes’ brand of bratty punk polished to a high shine, the Brighton duo have now made a bid for “pure, badass, rock’n’roll immediacy”. Their words. In a way, they’ve been...

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Blood Red Shoes - 'In Time To Voices'

Blood Red Shoes - 'In Time To Voices'

As Dr Janosz Poha proved in Ghostbusters II , it’s sometimes easy to be captivated by volatile characters. But while he was proselytised by the great mind of Vigo The Carpathian, we’re spellbound by the fiery relationship of Blood Red Shoes...

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Blood Red Shoes - 'Cold'

Blood Red Shoes - 'Cold'

In which Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell summon the spirit of ‘Rated R’-era QOTSA to sumptuous effect, and end up with their most thrilling single yet. Transforming them into ‘The Kills it’s OK to like’ in three minutes and 30...

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Blood Red Shoes - 'Cold'

Blood Red Shoes - 'Cold'

Anyone with an aversion to drums should probably look away now, because this track is full of them: tom-toms tearing up the intro like a jackhammer through tarmac, cymbals slicing without remorse, and the brutal rampage of a bass drum on a...

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Live review: Blood Red Shoes

Live review: Blood Red Shoes

Recently there was a documentary on Channel 4 called Wild Child , about kids who were brought up by dogs in Russia. It was an incredibly saddening account of human depravity at its most extreme. But you have to wonder, after seeing Steven Ansell...

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Album review: Blood Red Shoes - 'Fire Like This' (V2/Co-operative)

Album review: Blood Red Shoes - 'Fire Like...

It’s as superfluous as suggesting that The Darkness ’ ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ is probably as good as any song you could drop a dart into on the back of an AC/DC greatest hits collection. But, although, yes, they wouldn’t...

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Blood Red Shoes

Blood Red Shoes

NME is crammed into Blood Red Shoes’ tiny tour van. Laura-Mary Carter is unconscious on the back seat and to our left Steven Ansell is snoring, his eye-mask bearing the glittered legend ‘Fuck Off’. We’re buzzing down the autobahn towards...

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Blood Red Shoes

Blood Red Shoes

Blood Red Shoes are like the impossibly cool kid you spy on your first day of Freshers’ Week. The one who has a vinyl copy of the Repo Man soundtrack under one arm and a battered notebook scrawled with declarations of love for Sonic Youth under...

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Blood Red Shoes

Blood Red Shoes

Last year must have been amazing for Blood Red Shoes, because they’re repeating it. Releasing ‘You Bring Me Down’ at the end of 2006 earned them a place in every respectable Ones To Watch list, so why not whack it out again, eh? Christ! Have...

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