By now it’s been proven by Brighton duo Blood Red Shoes that having only guitar, vocals and drums between you doesn’t mean you have to sound like half a band shouting in a vacuum.
Prolific as they are, BRS’s latest single doesn’t waste anytime bursting into life thanks to Laura Mary Carter taking pains to emphasize her guitar with a delay pedal while drummer Steven Ansell provides the danceable backbeat. By contrast to the lightness of ‘It’s Getting Boring’, the minor chord explosion of b-side ‘Box of Secrets’ is more tantalizing and Goo-like as it breaks and twists around their sinister shared vocals. Teetering on the brink of collapse, you can understand why these two can hold their own during support slots with Lightning Bolt and yet remain dancefloor friendly.
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