Dork Radio
Now playing:
In the mag...
Featuring Sigrid, Drenge, Sundara Karma, Indoor Pets and more.
Order a copy
March 2019
Album Review

Blood Red Shoes - Get Tragic

An excellent comeback that sees them explore new territory.
Label: Jazz Life
Released: 25th January 2019
Rating: ★★★★
Blood Red Shoes - Get Tragic
Published: 3:06 pm, January 23, 2019Words: Josh Williams.

It’s been almost five years since Blood Red Shoes released their last full-length, but new album ‘Get Tragic’ dispels all myths that the duo were finished.

The record sees an expanded library of sounds from Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell along with collaborations from some unexpected faces. Songs like ‘Howl’ and ‘Bangsar’ are tighter and more polished than their previous work but still maintain that core that makes Blood Red Shoes so good whereas ‘Nearer’ featuring Brighton group The Wytches sees the duo embrace an unexpected yet quality vibe.

The album’s high point comes with ‘Find My Own Remorse’ which sees the band embrace their electronic side with help from producer Clarence Clarity to great effect; indeed Ansell’s vocals tie everything together on this track over fragmented percussion, swelling synths, and Carter’s comforting guitar. Overall, it is an excellent comeback that sees them explore new territory while keeping what made their earlier records so engaging.

Give all this a try

“We missed so many deadlines…” - Drenge's third album is finally about to arrive
Feature

“We missed so many deadlines…” - Drenge's third album is finally about to arrive

Thankfully, ‘Strange Creatures’ is worth the wait.
Get Out - your weekly live music update, featuring Sigrid, Lewis Capaldi, Maggie Rogers and more
On tour

Get Out - your weekly live music update, featuring Sigrid, Lewis Capaldi, Maggie Rogers and more

Keep up with the latest show and festival announcements, tour news, ticket updates and more.
Like this? Subscribe to Dork and get every issue delivered direct to your door anywhere on the planet.
CONTACT PRIVACY ADVERTISE

© 2018 The Bunker Publishing