• Live Shows: Part 2

    Mar 8 2010, 1:53 di Ben_Wilkins_III

    Wednesday, 3 March 2010 – Blood Red Shoes (with Underground Railroad)
    Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

    I was quietly looking forward to this one. Blood Red Shoes aren't among my absolute favourite bands, but they make great music. The band consists of just two members--guitarist Laura-Mary Carter and drummer Steven Ansell, with no bassist at all--both sharing the vocals. The stage was refreshingly uncluttered as a result, and they played a setlist that comprised of songs mostly from their new album (they ended up playing nine out of the ten tracks from it) sprinkled with a few favourites from their debut like "It's Getting Boring by the Sea" and "I Wish I Was Someone Better". Because their sophomore, Fire Like This, had only been released two days ago in the UK, I was concerned that the crowd might not appreciate the songs as much. In truth, no matter what the song, the majority of people near the front stood absolutely still much like the crowd when I saw Future of the Left in January. …