Blood Red Shoes deliver fuzz rock sixth album Get Tragic

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7.5

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8.9

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Fuzzy guitar, a bouncy beat, and seductive vocals – Brighton duo Blood Red Shoes have released their sixth album ‘Get Tragic’ on their own Jazz Life record label.

In classic rock band style, the sibling duo separated in order to find themselves. For singer-guitarist Laura-Mary Carter, this involved getting on a one-way flight to the USA and writing songs for pop producers but now they’re back in business. The pair has seems to have grown up and polished off their sound, its mature and sexy in a dark moody way.

Get Tragic marks the transition to a significantly heavier rock sound. It’s loaded with chugging bass riffs and fractured snatches of percussion, but also incorporates dark electronic elements, on tracks like ‘Mexican Dress’ and ‘Beverly’.

It’s a bold album that is something out of the ordinary of past efforts but lacks the untethered aggression. Get Tragic is raw in its honesty from a band that feel like that DIY rock no longer cuts through. The lyrical and instrumental balances out the rampant synthesisers tighten up this partnership. It’s big, it’s moody and it’s really trying to say something.

Some UK and European shows are yet to sell out read more about them below:

BLOOD RED SHOES TOUR

January
25 – Album Release pop-up @ Mary Wyatt, London
26 – Borderline, London *SOLD OUT*
27 – Acoustic instore @ Resident Records, Brighton
28 – Acoustic instore @ Bear Tree Records, Sheffield
29 – Rough Trade East, London
30 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester *SOLD OUT*
31 – Stereo, Glasgow

February
2 – Botanique, Brussels *SOLD OUT*
3 – Vera, Groningen *SOLD OUT*
4 – Molotow, Hamburg *SOLD OUT*
5 – Privatclub, Berlin *SOLD OUT*
6 – Sugar Factory, Amsterdam *SOLD OUT*
8 – Point Ephemere, Paris *SOLD OUT*

March
8 – Opera Club, St Petersburg, Russia
9 – Aglomerat, Moscow, Russia
10 – Monte Live, Kiev, Ukraine

Blood Red Shoes are:
Laura Mary-Carter – Guitar and vocals
Steven Ansell – Drums and vocals

Good

  • Fuzzy guitars
  • Seductive vocals
  • Gorgeous dark elements

Bad

  • Lacks aggression
  • Not their best work to date

Summary

Get Tragic marks the transition to a significantly heavier rock sound. It’s loaded with chugging bass riffs and fractured snatches of percussion, but also incorporates dark electronic elements, on tracks like 'Mexican Dress' and 'Beverly'.
7.5

ICM Rating