Brighton, England's Blood Red Shoes features Laura-Mary Carter (vocals/guitar) and Steven Ansell (drums/vocals), two enthusiastic punk-inspired brawlers who channel the clamor of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Duke Spirit, and Huggy Bear. Ansell, who performed with Cat on Form, and Carter, a former member of Lady Muck, came together in late 2004 upon the demise of their previous bands. With one song in tow, the angsty duo landed a gig and Blood Red Shoes was born; the name is reminiscent of Ginger Rogers, who allegedly had to redo a tap dance scene so many times that her white dancing shoes ended up covered in blood. By mid-2005, Blood Red Shoes readied the release of their debut 7" EP for the London indie imprint Jonson Family. With BBC Radio 1 and XFM championing songs such as the shouty "Victory for the Magpie" and "Don't Always Say Yes," the EP sold out in just weeks. Follow-up singles "ADHD" and "Stitch Me Back" arrived on Try Harder in early 2006. Select U.K. dates with MaxÃ¯mo Park, Panic! at the Disco, Metric, and the Rumble Strips followed in the fall. ~ MacKenzie WilsonPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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