Blood Red Shoes

Biography

Once upon a time Ginger Rogers had to re-do a tap dance scene so many times that the camera man asked whether she'd changed out of her white shoes into some red ones. She hadn't. It turned out she'd danced so hard they were covered in blood.

Blood Red Shoes is two people, Laura-Mary, who wishes she were Spanish, and Steven who wishes he were French, only they both live in Brighton on the south coast of England. After their previous bands ceased activity (Lady Muck and Cat On Form respectively) in late 2004 they got together for a jam for fun, Steven took up the drum kit and Laura-Mary played her guitar. It was loud for just two people.

That day the first song was written (with no singing), someone asked them to play in two weeks' time, they stayed up all night emailing each other back and forth figuring out a name to go on the flyer, and a band was born. They got together and wrote two more songs, threw together some makeshift words and played the first set with three songs. Soon after, Jonson Family Records of London offered to release a 7" single, which sold out in a few weeks and got played on Radio One and XFM. Blood Red Shoes release their second single on Try Harder records on February 20th 2006. It sold out in advance of releases, and has been played by Steve Lamacq on Radio One.

Blood Red Shoes likes Babes in Toyland, Q and not U, cake, chocolate, childishness, Delta 5, zombies and horror, Nirvana, The Bangles, blood and gore, cups of tea, good shoes, dancing, knives, Huggy Bear, and being in a band.

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Blood Red Shoes - Speech Coma

22nd April 2014 -

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Blood Red Shoes have caused a stir with the gory video for their newest single 'Speech Coma' which is due for release on June 2nd 2014. The song is from their self-titled 2014 album and...

Radkey Announce Spring 2014 North American Tour With Blood Red Shoes

31st March 2014 -

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Radkey announce the release of 9 Lives At The 100 Club, a limited edition cassette-only release for Record Store Day. Recorded at the 100 Club in London March 5th, 2014 on the final date of...

Blood Red Shoes - Don't Get Caught

28th February 2014 -

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Blood Red Shoes - Grey Smoke

28th February 2014 -

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Blood Red Shoes - Cigarettes in the Dark

28th February 2014 -

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Blood Red Shoes - Welcome Home

28th February 2014 -

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Live At Leeds 2014 Line-Up Announced Including Albert Hammond Jr, Blood Red Shoes And More

30th January 2014 -

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Officially kicking off the UK Festival season, Live At Leeds is the first to bring you the bands that are going to break in 2014. The festival has established a peerless reputation for picking the...

Blood Red Shoes Announce B-Side Collaboration With Eoin From Drenge & Ian Clement. [Listen]

29th January 2014 -

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Blood Red Shoes have revealed a brand new track titled "Wretch" co-written and recorded with Eoin Loveless of Drenge and Ian Clement of Belgian outfit, Wallace Vanborn. Loveless takes the lead vocal over a dark,...

Blood Red Shoes - An Animal

21st January 2014 -

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Blood Red Shoes - The Perfect Mess

4th December 2013 -

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Blood Red Shoes - The Water EP Review

19th March 2013 -

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Hot on the trail of their third LP release at the start of last year, Blood Red Shoes have returned with new material in the form of EP 'The Water'. This Brighton duo have promised...

Pulled Apart By Horses & Blood Red Shoes release split covers 7" on March 11th 2013 'Get Off My Ghost Train'/'Heartsink'

23rd January 2013 -

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Blood Red Shoes and Pulled Apart By Horses have spent time touring together, share similar tastes and influences, enjoy drinking and also wrestling each other for sport. Therefore, it's only right that they should share...

Blood Red Shoes Announce New Ep 'Water' To Be Released January 21st 2013

10th December 2012 -

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Having just completed a lengthy UK tour with New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem following the release of their critically acclaimed album 'In Time To Voices', Brighton rock n'roll duo Blood Red Shoes are set...

Blood Red Shoes - In Time to Voices

6th September 2012 -

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The first time I ever came across Blood Red Shoes was way back in 2007 when they toured alongside Maximo Park and whilst Maximo Park have vanished from my iPod since then, Blood Red Shoes...

Blood Red Shoes Announce October 2012 Tour Dates With The Gaslight Anthem

23rd July 2012 -

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Hot on the heels of a sprawling, incendiary tour of the UK and the release of their third critically-acclaimed album 'In Time To Voices', Brighton rock n'roll duo Blood Red Shoes are back with a...

Blood Red Shoes, Interview

31st May 2012 -

 Interview

In Time To Voices is the third, and arguably best (so far) album from Brighton noisemakers Blood Red Shoes, who are currently in the midst of promoting the album through a string of dates across...

Blood Red Shoes - The Cockpit, Leeds 12/5/2012

16th May 2012 -

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As 9 o'clock draws ever nearer, the crowd push ever closer to the front as the last few songs play over the stereo, a stage with a red backdrop, vintage television and lights scattered across...

Blood Red Shoes - Lost Kids

15th May 2012 -

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Brighton rock duo Blood Red Shoes are to release their second single 'Lost Kids' on May 14th with V2/Co-Operative Music Records (The Black Keys, Smoke Fairies). This is the second single from their new album...

Blood Red Shoes Announce Details Of New Single 'Lost Kids' Out May 14th 2012

23rd April 2012 -

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Blood Red Shoes are set to release their new single 'Lost Kids' on May 14th via V2/Co-Operative Music.The second single to be taken from the Brighton duo's new album 'In Time To Voices', 'Lost Kids'...

Blood Red Shoes - Cold

15th March 2012 -

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Blood Red Shoes' new single, Cold, will be released on March 19th, 2012. It is the lead single from their upcoming third studio album, In Time To Voices, which will be released on March 26th,...

Blood Red Shoes New Single 'Cold' Out March 19th 2012

14th March 2012 -

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Brighton-based duo Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell will return this year with their 3rd album 'In Time To Voices' out on March 26th and a new single 'Cold', released on March 19th via V2/Co-Operative Music....

Blood Red Shoes - In Time To Voices

13th March 2012 -

 Review

The first time I ever came across Blood Red Shoes was way back in 2007 when they toured alongside Maximo Park and whilst Maximo Park have vanished from my iPod since then, Blood Red Shoes...

Blood Red Shoes Announce Spring 2012 Tour Dates

20th February 2012 -

 Press

Brighton-based duo Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell will return this year with their 3rd album 'In Time To Voices' out on March 26th and a new single 'Cold', released on March 19th via V2/Co-Operative Music....

Blood Red Shoes Announce New Album 'In Time To Voices' Out March 26th 2012

25th January 2012 -

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Brighton-based duo Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell will return this year with their 3rd album 'In Time To Voices' out on March 26th and a new single 'Cold', released on March 19th via V2/Co-Operative Music....

Blood Red Shoes - Light It Up

2nd December 2010 -

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Brighton-based band Blood Red Shoes have been working very hard recently. Already having released two albums, and toured over 12 countries, their real breakthrough was in 2008 with their debut album Box of Secrets. Light...

Blood Red Shoes Cancel Gig Over Murder Probe

27th October 2010 -

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British rockers BLOOD RED SHOES were forced to cancel a gig in Washington, D.C. last week (21Oct10) after the venue's owner was arrested as part of a murder investigation.The band was due to play at...

Blood Red Shoes - Heartsink

19th August 2010 -

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Brighton-based band Blood Red Shoes have been in the circuit for some time. Already having released two albums, and toured over 12 countries, their real breakthrough was in 2008 with their debut album Box of...

Blood Red Shoes - Fire Like This

5th May 2010 -

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Brighton based duo with a "total fascination for the cello", but tired of White Stripes comparisons, release their 'difficult second' album. Blood Red Shoes follow up to 2008's debut, Box Of Secrets, finds the...

Blood Red Shoes - Say Something, Say Anything

7th April 2008 -

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Blood Red Shoes Say Something, Say Anything Video Blood Red Shoes' brand new single 'Say Something, Say Anything' came out on 07/04/2008. The single will be followed by the band's debut album 'Box Of...

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31st May 2012

In Time To Voices is the third, and arguably best (so far) album from Brighton...

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