The Bowery Presents
The Fratellis

The Fratellis

Blood Red Shoes

Wed, May 16, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Brooklyn Steel

Brooklyn, NY

$25 ADV/$30 DOS

This event is 16 and over

The Fratellis
The Fratellis
Glasgow based The Fratellis released their first album 'Costello Music' in 2006 which charted at #2 in the UK Album Chart with over 1million sales and received much critical acclaim, with the band winning the 'Best British Breakthrough Act' award at the 2007 BRIT Awards. They followed this with the release of their second album 'Here We Stand' in 2008 which won them 'Best British Band' at the 33rd Silver Clef Awards that year.

The Fratellis third album 'We Need Medicine', recorded in Glasgow's West End and produced by Jon Fratelli and Stuart McCredie, who also mixed the record, is an 11-track record of bluesy rock anthems.
Blood Red Shoes
Blood Red Shoes
Consisting of Steven Ansell and Laura-Mary Carter, Blood Red Shoes formed in late 2004 after their previous bands (Cat On Form and Lady Muck respectively) had broken up and they decided to "have a jam".

In an interview in Berlin, Laura-Mary explained that the band's name was taken from a Ginger Rogers/Fred Astaire musical, in which Ginger Rogers had turned a pair of white dancing shoes red with blood due to the amount of dancing she had done practising for the role.

The band cite a large swathe of US-based underground punk and rock music as their primary influence, drawing inspiration from Babes in Toyland, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Q and not U, Pixies, Fugazi and Sonic Youth, although they also regularly highlight English artists Blur and PJ Harvey as music heroes. The band frequently distance themselves from current English guitar music and consider themselves to be a punk band, in ethos and attitude, if not in their immediate musical style. Blood Red Shoes deal with themes of frustration, anger, alienation, boredom, doubt, psychosis, confusion, escape and ultimately the hope of freedom or change, in their lyrics.

The band openly support anti-fascist campaigns such as Love Music Hate Racism, contributing on the second CD of the 2007 LMHR compilation album with the track "Can't Find the Door", and have also played the feminist festival Ladyfest in the past.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Steel
319 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11222