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Sunday, 24 January 2010

Track of the Week 2010: #4

Blood Red Shoes – 'Light It Up'

There's a lot of decent stuff appearing at the moment. So much so, in fact, that it was hard to pick the best one out for this weeks Track of the Week. In the end, to make up for for my past mistakes with this band, I've gone for 'Light It Up'.

I missed the boat with Blood Red Shoes when their first album came out. For some reason when I saw then at Sheffield's Fuzz Club I was unimpressed with what must have been an actually impressive show. I say 'must have been' because their début album Box of Secrets is a cracking blast of a rock record, and astonishing that it's done by just two people. For some reason when I saw them I evidently just 'didn't get it'.

Being a comeback single it's good to hear how BRS have progressed since we last heard from them. It seems to be that they've turned everything up to 11 and done more with the male-female vocal interplay as well as digesting a lot of Pixies material. In other words I think 'Turn It Up' is brilliant and easily the first great ROCK song of the decade.

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