ALBUM REVIEW: Blood Red Shoes – Ghosts On Tape | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Velveteen Records

Released: 14.01.22






The last Blood Red Shoes album, Get Tragic, heralded something of a rebirth, with a broken arm for Laura-Mary Carter forcing her to put the guitar down for a bit, which made for a synth-heavy record. They’re continuing their explorations on Ghosts On Tape, pushing them even further to create something deliciously dark in mood.

It’s never more ominous than in the menacing pulse of Morbid Fascination or the almost oppressive brood of Sucker. Old-school fans may be gratified by the level of aggression on the record too, exemplified by the dominant 1/2 of Steven Ansell’s vocal and drumming on I Am Not You and Give Up. This is a powerful record which reminds you just how brilliantly Carter and Ansell work together.


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