Taught and lean, bold and mean

This Brighton duo have always shown a predilection towards the grungier, more distorted end of the rock spectrum and ‘Fire Like This’ is an all together heavier experience than 2007’s ‘Box Of Secrets’, yet one which still manages to maintain a glossy sheen. Simon Ansell’s forays towards the microphone have increased to the point his vocals appear on nearly every song and his bombastic drumming causes tremors throughout. It is Laura-Mary Carter who gives Blood Red Shoes their edge though. Taught and lean, bold and mean, Blood Red Shoes are fighting fit and ‘Fire Like This’ might just be their knock-out punch.


Words by David Renshaw

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