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Box Of Secrets
Blood Red Shoes – Box Of Secrets
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 14:29
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Blood Red Shoes calls Brighton home and was made up by Steven Ansell and Laura-Mary Carter in 2004 after their previous bands called it a day (Cat On Form and Lady Muck). Yes, it’s just the two of them, like the White Stripes. That’s pretty much where the comparison with that act ends though. Because on “Box Of Secrets” they make a lot of noise that resembles Sub Pop artists like Mudhoney with a British sense of style. They both sing and along with the meaty rhythms and chunky guitars this results in solid songs like “It’s Getting Boring By The Sea” and “You Bring Me Down”. It does all kinda sound alike. Then again, when you race through 11 songs in 41 minutes, do you really need variation?

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.