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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…

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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,…

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As Dr Janosz Poha proved in [i]Ghostbusters II[/i], it’s sometimes easy to be captivated by volatile characters. But while he was proselytised by the great mind of Vigo The Carpathian,…

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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…

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…

Recently there was a documentary on Channel 4 called [i]Wild Child[/i], about kids who were brought up by dogs in Russia. It was an incredibly saddening account of human depravity…

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…

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…

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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…

It takes a certain amount of bravado to be in a two-piece band. There’s not a lot of space, really, to vacate your position onstage and run along the front…

Sometimes its worrying how two people can make so much noise, and so much darn tuneful noise at that. Grinding, pulsing dancefloor punk rarely gets better. If Beth Ditto ditched…

“AOOOTAKEMYBRAAYYNNTOANUVVADIMEN SHYEEUUUNN! WOOOOOOO!!!” NEE-NAW-NEE-NAAAWWW! A rapid response squadron screeches to a halt outside Camden tube station. The cops have heard reports, see, that clearly “under the influence” Camden Market stoneheads…