During time away from Blood Red Shoes, Laura-Mary began writing songs in a different vein to their usual style, discovering an independent voice in her own material.
Laura-Mary Carter from the band has designed the record sleeve for every release by the band.
After their autumn-winter tour of 2008, which covered over 12 countries, the band took a performance stop in the first months of 2009 to write songs for their next record.
Hailing from London, Laura-Mary spent her teens borrowing guitars from friends in order to teach herself how to play and develop her own sound.
Influenced by strong female rock icons of her youth, she began working with drummer Steven Ansell, and soon established herself as the guitar-thrashing half of internationally revered British punk-rock duo Blood Red Shoes.
We feel like a totally different band now.” The band toured worldwide in support of the album and released it via Downtown Records in North America in July 2012.
An EP of new songs, entitled Water, was released on 21 January 2013 as a follow up to In Time to Voices.
Her solo work speaks from the deceptively peaceful eye of a storm, from someone whose adult life has been in constant motion.
All the faces of all the people she’s met along the way, and the anonymous locations she’s passed through, echo throughout the work; moments of intimate honesty manage to bring life into sharp focus.
It was leaked to private torrent trackers in November 2007, several months before its retail release date.
The band have commented that although they have no issue with file sharing and downloading free music, having their début album become available outside of their control and without the intended artwork and lyric booklet was a disappointment.
Recorded over a 6-month period in Berlin, the album was entirely self-produced and engineered by the band themselves.