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).
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.
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