See: Blood Red Shoes; Banned video ‘Speech Coma’

I sometimes wonder why they have buttons on remote controls that allow you to change channels, switch it on or off etc. Why? Because it would appear that some people don’t think you are capable of making that judgement for yourself. People such as MTV who have decided for you that the new video from Blood Red Shoes is not something you should watch. Rather than granting you with the intelligence to make your own decisions, such as change channel, turn off, or indeed stay tuned and watch, they’ve taken the decision for you and banned it.

Here at Backseat Mafia we have a simple view – if you don’t like it, don’t watch it, but it’s your choice.

So what’s so controversial? The video for new single ‘Speech Coma’ due for release on June 2nd via Jazz Life features a cabaret singer bleeding to death on stage. Laura-May explains… ‘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.

Blood Red Shoes are currently mid-way through a UK wide tour. ‘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. The new album is full of songs that we’ve been aching to play live since we finished recording. 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 Death rays and Slaves playing every night, so it’s a two-piece guitar and drums overload tour. Intensity in ten cities”

Live Dates:

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

Tickets available from

“Blood Red Shoes” is out now via Jazz Life:

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