Over fifty hardcore Blood Red Shoes fans stand on a waste ground somewhere in London, some have traveled from only a few streets over, others from as far afield as Portugal, Holland or Berlin. They clutch what will soon be bits of broken and twisted metal, torn paper and burnt clothing. For now these items are intact, VCRs, school uniforms, mix tapes, ornamental plates, Instamatic cameras, guitars, love letters. These fans are here for one purpose to smash, trash, destroy or burn an item that means something to them, whether that item is something they hate or love is up to them……. Their stories, halting and shy at first, came rolling out like confessions – and so is the concept behind the new video to ‘Heartsink’ the new single release from Steven Ansell and Laura-Mary Carter, out on August 16 2010.
Check out the making of the video below
The track “Heartsink” is a prime example of the DIY spirit that runs throughout the album. Recorded on analogue at Liverpool studio, The Motor Museum, the tracks frantic harmonies and scorching guitars creates a perfect rock song as Steven explains:
"We took the energy and simplicity of that four to the floor beat and layered it with a guitar sound as aggressive and industrial as possible. We never want to make anything too easy to get into, it'd be boring. It's a pop song that we tried to destroy from the inside out basically”
The single comes backed with the track 'Into The Night', a cover from an episode of one of the duos biggest influences; “Twin Peaks”. Originally recorded for a session on Zane Lowe, the reaction to the cover was so positive that making it a b-side made perfect sense!.
The band will play the below UK festival dates and will also play two headline dates this Autumn in London & Manchester:
Upcoming live dates –
27 August- Reading, Festival Republic Stage 8pm
29 August- Leeds, Festival Republic Stage 8pm
6 October- Manchester, Club Academy
7 October- London, Electric Ballroom