BLOOD RED SHOES Surprise release new EP ‘Ø’

BLOOD RED SHOES – Following on from recent single ‘A Little Love’, the band surprise release a brilliant, brand new EP ‘Ø’ out now digitally (18th June), and available to pre-order on vinyl, CD or cassette

Listen to, stream or pre-order the new EP – HERE
Watch the video for new single ‘Misery Loves Company – HERE

UK and European headline tour for 2022 announced,
on sale Wednesday 22nd June

“We never seem to take the easy road and we never seem to fit in. We are never in step with what is going on, we’re always the weird kids, with our own weird ideas, following our own weird path.” – BLOOD RED SHOES

Much loved and acclaimed Brighton duo BLOOD RED SHOES return with an incredible, surprise new EP ‘Ø’ which is both announced and released today digitally, with pre-orders for vinyl, cassette and CD versions all available for pre-order now available.

Stream, listen to or pre-order the EP – HERE

The band have also today announced a full UK and European headline tour for 2022. All dates are below, and tickets go on sale Weds 22nd June.

BLOOD RED SHOES UK and European headline dates, 2022:
January 18th, 2022: Fleece, Bristol
January 19th, 2022: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
January 20th, 2022: Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
January 21st, 2022: Academy 3, Manchester
January 24th, 2022: King Tuts, Glasgow
January 25th, 2022: St Dom’s Social Club, Newcastle
January 26th, 2022: Chalk, Brighton
January 27th, 2022: Garage, London
January 29th, 2022: La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
January 31st, 2022: Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France

February 1st, 2022: Stereolux, Nantes, France
February 2nd, 2022: Le 106, Rouen, France
February 3rd, 2022: Zappa, Antwerp, Belgium
February 4th, 2022: Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
February 5th, 2022: Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
February 7th, 2022: TV Pandora, Utrecht, Netherlands
February 8th, 2022: Muziekgietrij, Maastricht, Netherlands
February 9th, 2022: Gloria, Cologne, Germany
February 10th, 2022: Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
February 11th, 2022: Metropol, Berlin, Germany
February 12th, 2022: Technikum, Munich, Germany
February 14th, 2022: Flex, Vienna, Austria
February 15th, 2022: Culture Factory, Zagreb, Croatia
February 18th: Aurora, St. Petersburg
February 19th: Aglomerat, Moscow

Now in their 17th year as a band, the new ‘Ø’ EP was created through a personal drive to make music, not for any kind of statement but from their sense of being themselves and not trying to be anyone else. As they explain, “Over the past few years we’ve really come to love and accept this about ourselves, and take pride in our outsiderdom, instead of seeing it as a problem or a weakness, or seeing ourselves as difficult.”

This new EP for the duo is them “releasing our energies by jamming out good n loud and writing songs about psychopathic killers, about the grim reaper coming to get you in the night, about fear of intimacy, about those boring damn people who complain online 24/7 but never leave their armchair. It is us, being us, recorded, produced, mixed and everythingfuckingelse by us.”

On why the EP is called ‘Ø’, they explain “We called it Ø because it’s the symbol on audio equipment to invert the signal. The flip switch. When you push the Ø button, positive becomes negative and negative becomes positive. Which feels very us. And it also makes it quite difficult for people to know how to say the name. Which is also very, very….us.”

The band have already recently released the track ‘A Little Love’, and today release a new video for ‘Misery Loves Company’, which you can watch – HERE or by clicking the image below.

Speaking about ‘Misery Loves Company’, the band explain; “You talk in big old words but you got nothing to say”. A friendly little STFU to the armchair warriors. Those with the overactive thumbs. The ones who tell anyone and everyone that they’re doing it wrong, but never get up and do anything to help. Boring.”

The band have also been keeping busy with Laura Mary launching her own, trans Atlantic podcast ‘Never Meet Your Idols’. (listen to that HERE). Steven has been producing a host of exciting new acts like Circe, Arcc, Ciel and AA Sessions

BLOOD RED SHOES – ‘Ø’
1. WATER
2. MISERY LOVES COMPANY
3. A LITTLE LOVE
4. CLOSER
5. XØXØ
6. ON THE HOOK

BLOOD RED SHOES are:
Laura-Mary Carter – Guitars and vocals
Steven Ansell – Drums and vocals

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