Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Blood Red Shoes

The third time I have seen Blood Red Shoes and the second time that there has been a vast improvement in their performance from the last time. What's different? Mostly, that they seem to have calmed down a little bit. It is odd that this has made them a better band, when one of the things which is so attractive about them is their frenetic energy. The plus side of this, though, is that the music sounds clearer and you can actually understand what Laura-Mary is singing.

The new approach certainly works. They draw one of the biggest crowds of the weekend to the NME/Radio 1 stage and are greeted rapturously. Steven apologises for having almost lost his voice, but you really cannot tell. With only half an hour to fill, they stick to the tried and trusted and only throw in one new song, but frankly it doesn't matter when you have songs as good as 'I Wish I Was Someone Better' and 'Its Getting Boring By The Sea'.

Cheese says: Wow! I love their music. I couldn't stop bouncing and was exhausted by the end.


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