I don't normally write reviews for shows and I know writing is something I need to practice and do more of. In the spirit of a good challenge I agreed to cover a show for one of my photographer friends over at Pick-Up Productions, with the caveat of having to also write a review. Game on!
|Arriving late I walked into a very packed and sold out 9:30 Club to see bands I haven’t heard of before, but am very glad I know them now. I completely missed the openers You Won’t, but I made it in half way through Blood Red Shoe’s second song.|
The indie British garage rock band Blood Red Shoes were loud. Loud in that powerful, somewhat droney, yet in your face kind of loud. Consisting of only two members, Steven Ansell and Laura-Mary Carter, their music didn’t seem to lack anything and felt like a band with more than just two members. Carter and Ansell took turns singing, sang together, and all while filling the entire club and its audience with a full sound from only a guitar, drums, and vocals. Drummer Steven Ansell tipped his hat to The Joy Formidable by wearing their band shirt on their last performance with Joy Formidable’s tour, and in return guitarist Rhiannon “Ritzy” Bryan of The Joy Formidable returned the favor by wearing Blood Red Shoes’ hat through their performance.