In Time to Voices is the third album by Brighton duo Laura and Steven of Blood Red Shoes, the follow up to Fire Like This which was released in 2010. The album has been described as being more 'ambitious' than their previous efforts and it shows, their trademark sound still remains, but on this album the sound has matured into something bigger and louder.
The whole album feels like it could belong to a film soundtrack, many of the tracks have an almost anthemic feel to them, in particular recent single 'Cold' with its chorus that is sure to stick in your head for days.
There is still very much the alternative sound that the band have always maintained, but on this album there are also elements of blues with the song 'Slip Into Blue' and pure punk rock on 'Je Me Perds'.
In Time to Voices has a more 'polished' feel than their
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previous two albums, with Laura and Steven's vocals complimenting each other's perfectly yet there is also a darkness about the tracks that adds an extra dimension to their music which wasn't there before.
If this is how Blood Red Shoes have developed in the space since releasing their debut album Box of Secrets four years ago, than it would seem there is much more to come from this musically stunning duo. With each play, In Time to Voices creeps more and more into your subconscious until you already finding yourself humming along to the songs without even realising you're doing it.
Blood Red Shoes go on an extensive European tour straight after releasing the album, the tour includes dates in France and Germany as well as the UK. For full details see their website. They will also be playing the main stage at the Reading and Leeds festivals.
Review by Hayley Foster Da Silva
Watch the video for ‘Cold’