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they just split up in glasgow.
it seems quite final, but...who knows?
omg! cutting news!
it means projections could be back? yeah?
hmm, stresses of touring too much me thinks.
in a relatively short period? no wonder, eh?
sad faces, though...
to deliver me the master of the Projections album ;)
the album is really good, but i preferred the less-pop-more-grunge thing they had in the earlier days.
i was genuinely hoping they were shitting us :(
laura-mary did seem pretty pissed and bitter and steve was quite torn up. :(
and considering they're pretty much solidly booked for the next few months and their album just came out, it just seems like a really bad time to announce it. I honestly think it was a joke (or at least i hope so).
and some bands have split up before their first album ever comes out.
but i agree with you. all the other times i've seen them, laura-mary always came across as if she didn't really want to be there.
i mean, laura-mary may just be having her period or something... but saying "this is our last gig ever. ever." about ten times in one gig, then just walking off stage in the middle of a song, leaving your sole other band mate looking like a twat to finish off the song himself seems a bit final to me.
but maybe that was just... dramatic effect?
is it sad that i'm really glad i was the first DiSer to make a brs "OMG SPLIT" thread?
pretty shocking stuff considering how much they are touring and having just released an album.
so, basically, you're saying they announced they were splitting up during their gig tonight?
this one: http://bloodredshoes.freeforums.org/glasgow-abc2-18th-april-t533.html
unless my friend and i hallucinated the entire thing.
It seems like quite a shame, i was reading an article in NME yesterday which talked about how close they were. I spent some tiem afterwards thinking how unknown it is to meet someone who sincerely does know you inside out and holds the same values and ideas for the future.
.. this burst my bubble of an optimistic future!
I got that issue today. I reckon it's all one big DiS joke...
... they read the album review: http://www.drownedinsound.com/release/view/13045
If so, sorry!
but it was totally a joke. this thread got me all paranoid.
laura-mary drummed and steve played guitar for the encore. that was 'pretty special'.
they might work their shit out, they might not.
as i said "who knows?".
GET ON IT!
We need to know. :[
or getting really wasted and drowning their sorrows. we'll probably find out whether they cancel their future gigs tomorrow, since a european tour begins then...
so basically poptimusgrime = massive joker?
blood red shoes are one of my favourite bands. i wouldn't make a thread like this if i didn't suspect it to be true.
"but it was totally a joke. this thread got me all paranoid.
laura-mary drummed and steve played guitar for the encore. that was 'pretty special'."
they were just playing 'surf song', which is a b-side on their latest single.
i'm not saying they've split up for a joke. i just made this thread because, from what i saw at that gig, it looked pretty much like they'd split. but, y'know, they might not. i doubt Omgz1one knows as much as i do - unless, of course, she had just spoken to the band who said to her "it was all a joke".
but surely, if you were both watching the same gig, she knows just as much (or little) as you do?
but she seems pretty adamant that it was a joke. whereas i am less adamant about the whole thing.
i think i should've spent more time writing on this thread, anyway, but i couldn't be fucked relaying the whole story again.
I'm sure it'll all become clear in the morning. or on Monday. but until then...
i said this somewhere on the page. i really hope it isn't a total jip
i was being sarcastic...
look, i have faith in them that they're decnt enough people not to announce a break-up like that, okay? And it generally just seemed like a wry joke, okay?
seeing the arctic monkeys form a new band or something on jools holland but seeing blood red shoes 'split' bursts my bubble similar. will almost certainly not be going to the Children's Festival the day before Field Day For Grown-Ups now (I'm not even sure if they were confirmed, just, the line up is awful...).
all over the floor.
definitely would be ace...
People have left myspace comments saying how much they enjoyed the Glasgow gig - no mention of splitting
People on MySpace were saying how great a gig it was! No mention of any split!
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I prefer this one, far more eloquent than the one i just posted
is how that should have read
i heard it too. laura mary said 'this might be our last ever gig' about half way through the set. then she said near the end that it was their 'last ever gig' as well. i was confused. it didn't sound like a joke, but maybe they've just got a very dry sense of humour that i don't get.
so dry that steve even took to wandering around the venue with a bottle of wine, looking to be at the point of tears.
i can't believe some people are thinking i've made this up and it's all a joke. i'd be angry if i wasn't so apathetic
they've finally got the album out and i feel they have so much more to give once they do the festivals :(
then Kev Kharas would be all over it like a rash, yeah? He doesn't sleep, isn't it.
Kev Kharas has a nose for news like Daniella Westbrook did for cocaine. until she destroyed her septum, that is.
LMC just seemed a wee bit grumpy and was trying to get the crowd going.
also somebody on their message board aid they got a text from steve saying t's not true
The gig itself was very good but as has been said Laura-Mary did kind of storm off during the last song but I'm sure other people have said they've seen this happen before so probably just part of the show.
what a moody bitch.
they do split. It's not their relationship (massive egos), it's more that artistically they have no future beyond one album. One. Trick. Pony.
Here in Brighton we have countless more interesting bands.
what she needs is a damn good (censored). A trip over my knee would sort her out...
then realised their album was one of the most one dimensional efforts of recent times. then laura/steve/their/management ignored all my requests for an interview at a local gig. then i read this thread. </smug>
most bands make the effort to get back to me when i contact them a month prior.
hence no reply. The album isn't that bad though the production is a bit dull/dark
but then I wouldn'tve thought a one trick pony like BRS could afford to ignore a press opportunity. arf
just get over it. and yourself. who was the interview for?
i'm being flippant, lighten up.
sorry to disappoint the unbelievers here but we've not split up.
anyone who knows us knows that we're the kind of people who are pretty straight talking, we say what we feel when we feel it. we've been on tour for what feels like an eternity, and that coupled with the volume of work we have to do alongside playing (we're still making all the decisions about every release, artwork, every live advert or single ad, laura still designs 100% of the artwork, i'm still mixing all the recordings, we book our own hotels, write our own bulletins and mailouts, do a LOT of interviews) - basically we have a lot on. we are stressed. and we are utterly losing our minds because that's coupled with the fact we spend 24 hours a day in each other pockets which isn't that healthy.
so what i'm saying is, that's how we felt by the end of friday. it's not how we felt in the morning. this was not a publicity stunt, or a joke, or anything of the sort, it was us being 100% open about how we felt. then the next day we felt a bit silly as we sorted our shit out (tho we're still losing the plot). we're genuinely sorry for confusing anyone. we have every intention of making a lot more music, starting with the new EP we're just finishing writing and want to release later in the year.
on another note, the level of sexist bullshit on this board really saddens me. i can handle criticism and the inevitable "oh they were shit anyways" lines, but we're not living in the fucking dark ages. stuff about being a "moody bitch" or "she needs a damn good (censored)" (i don't even want to imagine what was originally written) is way out of line and as human beings you should know better. seriously it's fucking disgusting and it doesn't just happen on here it's other sites too.
and agreed on all the sexist shit. it's pretty much what i dislike most about this board.
i think some people here need to grow the fuck up.
glad BRS are still on
and thanks for signing my train ticket in Glasgow! You seem like really nice people, the sexist stuff on here is totally out of order.
I washed it, and soaked it in nice softener
It's folded neatly in the wardrobe
my last post was only meant as a joke, which quite possibly didn't translate as well on the boards as it did in my slightly immature thought processes. The (censored) bit was the way i typed it, i don't think DIS actually censors anything on here...
I actually quite like the band so glad there is no split.
So, um, apologies again!
Well, you can be sexist. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
Is that REALLY Steve?
How can we prove it?
are we all sexist dicks?
Are Blood Red Shoes the new Aphex Twin?
when I said 'moody bitch' I was being sarcastic. Truly the lowest form of wit.
Well, I'm glad they haven't split, and that there is a new album afoot!
They're proper lovely and adorable. Please don't be true :(
Now i feel silly
It had conflict, humour, plot twists, bad guys, an unreliable narrator, and an unexpected ending.
noboby made the joke about her being on her period when she said they were splitting up. That would have been incredibly sexist.
that makes it okay then,
thats the most stupid thing I've ever heard someone say. Moron.
to DeadWhores, he does say "not saying it's right".
to be expected in a 'largely male environment'
Don't they? what do you call a woman who masturbates anyway? whats the female equivalent of a wanker?
Anyway, i much rather have female musicians in band rather than 4 sweaty, ugly blokes.
Because you know, blokes are allowed to think cutes girls in bands are cute, the same way the ladies like cute blokes in their bands...
Lets agree to disagree. I always cringe at seeing people fight on message boards. Lets not, y'know argue not masterbate.
we all need sexual harrassment lessons.
Not to learn how to sexually harass someone of course, but a class to learn how not to inadvertently do that.
Anyone got any tips?
where he tells lynette from desperate housewives/the tranny from transamerica that he's really turned on when they argue, and then they all have to do sexual harassment training with van the "facilitator"?
thats exactly it!
My first tip: keep your penis in your trousers when talking to a member of the opposite sex. If they ask you for directions, they'd rather you used your finger to point the way.
we should talk about how fucking good frasier is!
watch fraiser, Scrubs, simpsons and arressted development episodes again and again, all day, even if i have already watched them.
Thats how good they are.
I totally agree, Paramount is god!
Put seinfeld in that list :D
does episodes of frasier all day. the best excuse to not get dressed and do stuff!
but I do have all of Arrested Development on DVD, so everything's not lost.
"storming off stage"