Blood Red Shoes have just recently dropped their new EP, Ø. Now in their 17th year as a band, the new EP was created through a personal drive to make music, not for any kind of statement but from their sense of being themselves and not trying to be anyone else. With this and a headline tour on the horizon early 2022, which includes King Tut’s in Glasgow, The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss reception and favourite venues.
TF: You have a new EP out, what has the reception been like to Ø?
Our fans have been really happy with the music but they hate us for the name coz none of them know how to say it. And that was half the reason we named it with a symbol. They’ve come up with all these options of what it means, like “closed loop” which is apparently mathematics, and one French fan said it represents “eux” which means “them”.
TF: And can you sum up the record in one sentence?
Yes I can but I won’t.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, I note a live gig?
Yeah actually we’ve had a few which are sadly falling like dominoes one by one! We’ve said yes to some live dates we’ve been asked to play, despite knowing that it’s pretty unlikely they will happen…so yeh probably not any live dates this year. Just gonna keep writing and recording new music.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
There are a few places around the world that we really hold up high, actually Glasgow Barrowlands is one of them. Amazing venue. It’s always been an ambition of ours to headline there after we did opening slots in our early days. We’ll make it there at some point. Might be like album ten, but we’ll get there.