Two of my favourite bands from a few years ago were Blood Red Shoes and Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly. I got to see both bands in Cork in tiny venues (The Whisky, formerly the Blues Bar, and The Savoy lounge respectively).

Since those days, Blood Red Shoes have made a second album and become big around Europe. Get Cape, aka Sam Duckworth, made a poorly received second album, but continued to preach about politics, and was involved heavily in anti-racism moves.

Both have made new videos. BRS released the video for ‘Heartsink’ last week. Taken from Fire Like This, it certainly sounds like they have lost none of their edge.

The Get Cape video for ‘Collapsing Cities’ is taken from the soon-to-be-released third album, which is self-titled. Have a look below.

Have either band changed enough to win over new fans?