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”
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 http://www.gigsandtours.com/go/brspresale
“Blood Red Shoes” is out now via Jazz Life: bit.ly/18zWrZ7