Blood Red Shoes

Here it is, the official first post in the run up to Lowlands 2008! Coming week is the much anticipated time when the Lowlands organisation usually releases the bulk of the artists that have been confirmed for this year, so I will be hitting F5 on their website every ten minutes probably.

There has been a handful of official confirmations so far. Some very interesting (British Sea Power, The National, Roisin Murphy, Tunng, The Kooks) and some less so as far as I’m concerned (Korpiklaani, Killswitch Engage, Volbeat, Houdouken!). The of course there is the rampant rumour circuit, it’s highlight so far a very persistent yet totally fabricated story about Depeche Mode’s supposed appearance at the festival this year. But there are many rumours that are very likely to be true, because the artists/ bands in question have confirmed themselves in the media or on their myspace or websites.

One of the bands that are set to play Lowlands on Saturday the 16th of August according to the touring schedual on their myspace, is Blood Red Shoes. This makes me very happy indeed! This band from Brighton, Laura-Mary Carter on guitar and vocals and Steven Ansell on drums and vocals, kicks out some unbelievably powerful stuff for a mere two-piece setup! I can’t wait to see what they do live, but there’s no doubt in my mind it will be raw, fiery and have everyone shouting along and contorting on the dancefloor. Alternative Blog crowned them the highlight of the recent London Calling festival, describing them as an indiepunk steam-roller that had crowdsurfers reaching the bar all the way at the back of the room.

Check out their excellent single Say Something, Say Anything: