Tuesday saw Brighton two-piece Blood Red Shoes play their first ever album launch, despite their latest self-titled offering being their fourth album - something drummer and vocalist Steven Ansell addresses with the intimate throng gathered upstairs in Camden's The Black Heart - informing us it's taken them long enough to realise it was a good idea; no truer word spoken in jest.

Before that though, we're treated to a blistering set from another duo Slaves. Hailing from Tonbridge Wells with unmistakably thick Kent accents, this witty duo fill the place with a glorious noise; their brand of punk suiting the small venue perfectly. Their interaction with the crowd is cheeky and betrays the behaviour of stand up comedians more so than garage rockers and their tongue-in-cheek teasing of over zealous revellers can only be best described as "top bantz". Even if their music isn't your cup of tea, their amusing narrative helps both set the scene and tees up their musical punchlines with impeccable timing.

By the time we get to Blood Red Shoes it's fast becoming one of the sweatiest gigs I've been to in a long while, with Ansell shirtless and dripping in sweat in no time. As the crowd begin to get into the swing of things down the front, the humidity in the room builds to the point that my glasses begin to steam up. The night reminds me of some of my favourite live shows; lots of bouncing, lots of noise and most of all lots of fun.

I've been enjoying the eponymous new record for some time now - it's a real testament to the ability and chemistry of Ansell and Laura-Mary Carter that they can flawlessly recreate their studio produced sound on stage with only the occasional appearance of a session musician. The night isn't reserved solely for new material though, as a host of fan favourites are played too, including 'I Wish I Was Someone Better' and 'Light it Up'. The set is over a dozen songs long in total, ending with the wonderful 'Je Me Perds'.

Two-piece bands are often some of the most impressive live, so catching two in one night in such a great venue and with both being in different stages in their careers - the first about to release a debut album and the other on their fourth and only getting stronger - it was a great showcase of how healthy British rock music really is.