Box Of Secrets
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The highly anticipated 2008 debut from this Brighton duo. The pair have recorded an album that embraces their plaudits and emerges resplendent in all its glory. Taking influence from the likes of Nirvana and PJ Harvey, Steven Ansell (drums/vocals) and Laura-Mary Carter (guitar/vocals) create a sound that can switch from lightning fast indie Rock 'N' Roll to soft Pop in a heartbeat. Catchy hooks and clever guitar patterns make this a great first outing for the band. 11 tracks including the singles 'You Bring Me Down' and 'Say Something Say Anything'. Mercury.
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The formula for this band's music is deceptively simple, with Laura-Mary Carter [vocals/guitar] and Steven Ansell [vocals/drums]. Despite this, their actual music style is difficult to pinpoint. Through listening to them, you can tell that their influences go much deeper than those that might be associated with the mainstream bands of the broad terms of 'alternative' and/or 'indie punk' to be stuck on them. For instance, these are a few of the bands mentioned as influences on their official MySpace Music site: PJ Harvey, Joy Division, The Velvet Underground, The Fall, Queen, Smashing Pumpkins, Gang of Four, Neu, Devo, and on and on; it's quite a variety. They aren't cursory music listeners, and, as follows, their own music is complex and engaging.
Their lyrics are catchy and frequently witty, with a very British, anthemic quality about them ("Forgive Nothing" might be the best example of this). I fell in love with their music immediately. This band initially seemed to me to have a similar vibe as Death From Above 1979, which is also a two-piece band (I highly recommend that band's album, You're a Woman, I'm a Machine). There's the moody sarcasm, the DIY ethic of old-school punk bands of the 70s, combined with a fierce, firey energy. As they've described themselves, they're making the kind of music that *they* want to, not what the public expects or what the music industry demands. Though 'Box of Secrets' is a great album, there's still a lot more raw, untapped power that Blood Red Shoes has yet to reveal.
imagibe the power of that powerful band, in those kids, with a catchy lyrics, amazing guitar, awsome drums, you cannot go wrong!
Box of secret is one of my top played cd's in my collection, i heard those kids on the radio singing "its getting boring by the sea" and i simply COULD NOT get it outta my head, i tried so hard to forget it because i had to work that day, but i ended up ditching work, getting a copy from the next door store, and when my boss cought me! i gave him a copy!
he loved it too! and he is like 43!
i'm 19, yes i bit young, but i know good music!
this is worth your money people!