Video Of The Week – Blood Red Shoes – Mexican Dress

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In the increasingly frantic arena of modern life with everybody and everything competing for your attention its possible to lose your way, to lose focus or in my case forget just what a great fucking band Blood Red Shoes are. But now they are back to their brilliant best and the video for their latest single “Mexican Dress” brings back into sharp focus the visceral propulsive power, and melodic splendour Steven Ansel and  Laura Mary-Carter can summon when they get together.

According to Carter, the song is “This song is about the lengths people will go to for attention, whether it’s online or in real life – small hits of validation and the feeling of having all eyes on you have become our generation’s biggest drug problem.”

The band have had a break after a near implosion following almost a decade of incessant close proximity. “We got to the end of the fourth record and were like, ‘F**k you, I never want to see you again’,” Steven adds, half-laughing, half-sighing.

Laura Mary-Carter packed her bags and bought a one-way flight to Los Angeles, and a complete radio-silence between the two bandmates stretched on for months.  As well a working in  song writing  out in L.A.  Laura also got together with Natalie Chalal (Miss World) and released a few wonderful tunes under the Shit Girlfriend moniker which comes highly recommended ( check it  out here – Shit Girlfriend Bandcamp)

Steven, conversely “went out and took drugs and went clubbing for about half a year,” he laughs. “I don’t remember a lot about it. Classic break-up move, right?”

“That’s the whole running theme of this record,” says Steven. “The reason we called it Get Tragic is that we realised that everything we’ve been doing over the last three years is kinda tragic! Just like, ‘Ooh, I hate you, I’m going to America to find myself’, and like ‘Ooh, I’m gonna party for the rest of the year!’ Everything about it is such a cliché – we were like, ‘We’ve turned into a f**kin tragedy!’”

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Jan 2019
Sat, 26 UK, London, Borderline
Fri, 30, UK, Manchester, Soup Kitchen
Thu, 31 UK, Glasgow, Stereo Cafe Bar

Feb 2019
Sat, 2 Belgium, Brussels, Rotonde @ Botanique 
Sun, 3 Netherlands, Groningen, Vera
Mon, 4 Germany, Hamburg, Molotow
Tue, 5 Germany, Berlin, Privatclub
Wed, 6 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Sugar Factory
Fri, 8 France, Paris, Point Ephemere

BLOOD RED SHOES are:
Laura Mary-Carter – Guitar and vocals
Steven Ansell – Drums and vocals

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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