Blood Red Shoes' Laura-Mary Carter shares new single 'Ceremony'

With her eagerly-awaited debut solo mini-album now less than a month away, Blood Red Shoes' Laura-Mary Carter has now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from her upcoming collection.

The new single 'Ceremony' comes accompanied by a stunning new live video, shot in Jimi Hendrix's bedroom and backed by a band consisting of Seb Rochford (Polar Bear, Electric Ladyland, Patti Smith), Jack Flanagan (The Mystery Jets) and Patrick Walden (Babyshambles). It follows on from the previously shared title-track in previewing her new release 'Town Called Nothing', which is out on the 3rd December.

Speaking about the new offering, she said, "The song is about my career. It’s about being in debt to someone and trying to break free. It's about the feeling of not having a choice but to make music because that's who I am but that sometimes comes with a price or with massive sacrifices. It's about making peace with the choices and decisions I have made over the years and moving forward."

And of the writing process, she adds, "Ceremony started with the bass-line and I really enjoyed the feel as it reminded me of The Pink Room, a track from the David Lynch movie “Fire Walk With Me”.

"I created the song around the groove, which is very different to the rest of the mini album as the other songs all started with the guitar and voice. I wanted it to be percussion driven so I found random stuff I could hit, shake, smash that would add interesting layers and create an uneasy feeling. I wanted the guitars to sound like violins that bite like rattlesnakes. I always imagined it to be the last song on the record, so it fades out at the end like the end credits of a movie."

Check out the new live video for 'Ceremony' in the player below.

More News

Death Cab For Cutie announce new album 'Kintsugi'

Having founding member Chris Walla leave the band last year, Death Cab For Cutie are still looking to continue on by announcing the details... 7 years 5 months ago

Django Django share new single 'First Light'

After nearly three years without any new material, indie four-piece Django Django return with their new single 'First Light'. The band released a... 7 years 5 months ago

Aphex Twin announces new EP 'Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2'

Despite releasing 'SYRO', his first studio album in 13 years last year, Aphex Twin is already due to release some new material in the form of a... 7 years 5 months ago

Django Django tease new release 'First Light'

Despite having been relatively quiet over the last few years, it seems that Django Django are prepping a new release for next week. The band... 7 years 5 months ago

Years & Years named as BBC's Sound Of 2015

London-based trio Years... 7 years 5 months ago

Kindness streams new 'Who Do You Love?' remix EP

Landing himself the #3 spot on our Top 50 Albums Of 2014 list with his latest album 'Otherness', Kindness has now unveiled the remix EP for his... 7 years 5 months ago

Ghostpoet announces new album 'Shedding Skin'

Despondent, brooding vocalist Ghostpoet will return later this year with his third studio album 'Shedding Skin'. The follow-up to his 2013 effort... 7 years 5 months ago

Years & Years share new single 'King'

Having already been named as one of the acts to watch in 2015, Years... 7 years 5 months ago

The White Stripes to release new live album 'Under Amazonian Lights'

Despite having being broken up for many years, The White Stripes are soon to be returning with the release of an archived live album and boxset.... 7 years 5 months ago