Words Of DIY Wisdom From Blood Red Shoes

Drowned in Sound has up a fantastic article on the buzz band Blood Red Shoes, who have dispensed some amazing DIY advice to up and coming groups that you don’t get to hear everyday. A fantastic read with great advice like the tidbit below.

“This is a sad fact because there are people around our band, and a lot
of bands, who really believe in what they’re doing and will work
fantastically hard to make things happen. I have a lot of love for these
people. A lot of folk in the music industry are not evil contrary to
popular belief. Actually they mostly start out really genuine music fans
who want to work in a music environment and the issue is actually the
system itself, which like everything else under capitalism, is set up so
the workers are the ones getting ripped off the most. Nevertheless,
no-one will quite feel like you do about your band, nobody will have
that 10 minutes of suicidal end-of-the-world depression you get after a
shit gig. Or that utter disappointment when you see they’ve printed your
album sleeve on the wrong kind of paper.”

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.