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ALBUM REVIEW: Get Tragic - Blood Red Shoes

This fifth album from Blood Red Shoes vibrates out of the speakers with a dark and moody vibe.

"You go missing, when you get bored, you never like to be ignored, ... what are you fighting for?" asks vocalist Laura-Mary Carter in the opening track Eye to Eye.

It's electro-rock that reminds me of early Garbage (led by Shirley Manson).

Blood Red Shoes' new album is called Get Tragic. (6450616)
Blood Red Shoes' new album is called Get Tragic. (6450616)

It's the sort of music you want to listen to in a dimly lit room and let it wrap itself around you. I especially liked the haunting track 'Beverly'.

It's a bit of a comeback album for the Brighton duo, made up of Carter and drummer Steven Ansell, after a temporary split following their fourth album.

They had been relentlessly gigging off the back of their 2014 self-produced and self-titled record. The pair took a break - from each other.

The duo are back with a more electronic sound. (6450618)
The duo are back with a more electronic sound. (6450618)

Laura packed her bags and went off to Los Angeles, where she 'fell in with a songwriter’s crowd' and penned tracks and collaborations with big-time pop producers, pitching songs for the likes of Rihanna.

But fate brought them back together and they've returned with a 'more melodic and synth-led sound' than any of their records to date - and I like it.

The album is out on January 25.

Reviewed by Zoe Myall


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