Laura-Mary Carter (Blood Red Shoes) shares “Ceremony” from debut solo mini-album

By November 9, 2021 Listen, News


Laura-Mary Carter, best known as one half of rockers Blood Red Shoes, will make her solo debut this December with the release of mini-album, Town Called Nothing.

A much quieter and more contemplative sound than her usual guitar-shredding anthems, Town Called Nothing was written in between tours at various sublets and studios in the UK and Los Angeles.

“I found a beat up acoustic guitar and without thinking about it songs just started to come to me,” she shares. “The idea of writing on an acoustic guitar was new to me, I’d always written songs for my band which has a very heavy disposition. I realised that writing in this intimate way exposed my voice and changed the way I was writing and singing lyrics.”

Following title-track “Town Called Nothing“, today Laura-Mary shares new single “Ceremony“. The accompanying video sees her performing the song in Jimi Hendrix’s bedroom, backed by a band consisting of Seb Rochford (Polar Bear, Electric Ladyland, Patti Smith), Jack Flanagan (The Mystery Jets) and Patrick Walden (Babyshambles).

“We all felt really good playing in that room, it definitely added some magic to what we were playing.. I fell in love with the blue curtains and apparently Jimi got them from John Lewis (I had no idea John Lewis was around that long!). You learn something everyday.”