Having just completed a lengthy UK tour with New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem following the release of their critically acclaimed album 'In Time To Voices', Brighton rock n'roll duo Blood Red Shoes are set to return in 2013 with a brand new three-track EP and a headline appearance at the 02 Empire in Shepherd's Bush January 22nd. Also joining them on the bill will be Rolo Tomassi and Wet Nuns.
Titled 'Water' and released January 21st through V2 on 10" vinyl and download, the three new tracks were recorded in Dallas TX this October by John Congleton (The Roots/The Walkmen/Explosions In The Sky).
"One of the first times Laura and I actually met was at a show that John Congleton's band The Paper Chase were playing in London 8 years ago," explains Steven Ansell. "We've known John since then and always been in touch about doing some recording sometime....so we finally made it happen at the end of our recent US tour. We did it super fast down at his studio in Dallas Texas, straight after our last show of the US tour. The songs themselves are some of the most out-and-out rock riffs we've ever written, inspired a lot by driving around the USA and pure badass rock n roll immediacy - they're much looser, faster, and less considered than 'In Time To Voices' and we wanted to capture that feeling and not make it too perfect.
The EP features the following tracks:
1. Red River
2. Black Distractions
3. Idle Hands