Blood Red Shoes are ecstatic to be playing the Trinity tonight and all of their fans rightly pack the place out. They open with older offering ‘It’s getting boring by the sea’ which sends the crowd into a frenzy. The band aren’t just hear though to play their classics though which included ‘Heartsink’ and ‘I wish I was someone better’ they have a new album to promote. The new songs have a more mature, anthemic sound and mix in rather well with the older, faster material. It’s a perfect mix of the memorizing Laura and her guitar colliding with the powerhouse drum beat of Steve Ansell. Steve who is the more talkative of the two takes time to introduce the songs and has the occasional message to the crowd. It’s a pretty faultless gig with them both in sync throughout.
It really does take a lot for a guitarist and drummer to make every song sound different, so fresh and exciting and tonight they do deliver. It’s a huge pleasure hearing the two thrash out tune after tune, the demolition of the drums and riffs you can fall in love with.
It’s a beautiful evening of loud noise and Blood Red Shoes more than set the bar with a template of what other bands should be doing. They don’t have attitude, they don’t have egos, they just get on and create perfect, cool, honest rock and roll. We all leave with big smiles on our faces aware of the fact we have witnessed something unique and rather rare.