Blood Red Shoes’ video to new single ‘Speech Coma’, out through Jazz Life on 2nd June, has been the focus of considerable controversy. Directed by ‘Brian and Karl’, the disturbing video portrays a singer bleeding to death on stage and has been banned by MTV. Commenting on the video, Laura-Mary explained; “with Speech Coma we wanted the video to represent the unsettling nature of the song. We liked the idea of it being gory, weird and unnerving”. Taken from their new, eponymously-titled album, the gruesome video can be viewed above.
Blood Red Shoes, who are currently playing sold-out shows in Europe, will embark on a UK tour later this month. The dates will be the band’s first since playing at Shepherd’s Bush Empire last January and will feature DZ Deathrays and Slaves as rotating main support acts.
“This tour comes nearly a year and a half since our last UK shows so it’ll be great to finally get back into it on home turf,” enthuses Steven. “The new album is full of songs that we’ve been aching to play live since we finished recording, so April can’t come around soon enough for us. We’ve also decided to ban bass players from the stage and hook up two of our favourite bands of the moment as our revolving supports – we’ve got DZ Deathrays and Slaves playing every night, so it’s a two-piece guitar and drums overload tour. Intensity in ten cities”
Tues 22nd Nottingham Bodega
Wed 23rd Bristol Trinity
Thurs 24th Birmingham Academy 2
Fri 25th Brighton Concorde 2
Sun 27th Glasgow Oran Mor
Mon 28th Manchester Club Academy
Tues 29th Norwich Waterfront
Wed 30th London Electric Ballroom
Fri 2nd May Leeds Cockpit