One of the week’s two big re-releases – alongside I Was A Cub Scout’s ‘Pink Squares’ – Blood Red Shoes’ ‘You Bring Me Down’ is typically bombastic, but completely in keeping with the Brighton duo’s repertoire to date – breathlessly running to its end with scant regard for noticeable development or arresting alterations from the song’s past issuing, via DiS in 2006.
It is_ a better recording, though – scrappy, but full-blooded; scratchy, but the sort that goes for the eyes rather than the back of your sofa. As an alert to an already leaked debut album it’s semi-effective – immediate but lacking lingering resonance – but to anyone well into BRS’s material it feels like an opportunity lost. Something _really new might’ve been a more appealing purchase.
Newcomers out there, though: step on here for a brief but blistering ride.
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