Blood Red Shoes know you don't need a whole string section to denote 'emotional', or a whole horn section to do 'rousing'. They know rock music doesn't need to be smothered in effects or laced with devious studio tricks to make an impact. There is another way, a way to make music that really resonates. It involves boiling songs down to their essence – just raw guitar riffs and drum hits presented crisp and unadorned. Blood Red Shoes are Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell.