SHE DREW THE GUN

 'SOMETHING FOR THE PAIN'

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Having recently completed a UK tour supporting The Coral, SHE DREW THE GUN will hit the road in February for an extensive headline tour, which includes London’s Garage on March 7th. Many of the dates are already sold-out, with the Glasgow gig being moved to Mono, a bigger venue.

Watch the video for their 6Music A-Listed current single 'Something For The Pain'. The stylish black & white video was produced and directed by Johnny Gregory and shot in Liverpool.

“The song is about a conversation with a refugee set in the future,” says Louisa Roach, She Drew The Gun’s frontwoman, guitarist and songwriter. “At the point where the refugee crisis has become so big and automation so ubiquitous, that what is left of the first world finally make the decision to become a people rather than profit based society, one that treats everybody as citizens giving them their basic needs. In the video we played with the idea of that future exchange using ‘Jenny Holzer' style text art to create a narrative and dancers to represent the conversation. 

‘Something For The Pain’ is the second single to be taken from the Wirral four-piece’s acclaimed second album 'Revolution Of Mind', a BBC 6Music Album Of The Year, which also includes lead single ‘Resister’.

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ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM  ‘REVOLUTION OF MIND’

OUT NOW ON SKELETON KEY RECORDS LISTEN TO LEAD SINGLE ‘RESISTER’ HERE

HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR 2019

 

Produced by James Skelly (The Coral) at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios. ‘Revolution Of Mind’ is the follow-up to She Drew The Gun’s acclaimed 2016 debut ‘Memories Of Another Future’ ("Junkyard Scouse soul, built ingeniously on a Wirral council budget” ★★★★ Uncut), which contained the BBC 6Music playlisted singles ‘Poem’, ‘Pit Pony’, ‘Since You Were Not Mine’ and ‘No Hole In My Head.’

 

If there’s a central theme to the new record, it’s liberation, in various guises: “Empowerment; resisting; arming yourself with knowledge; questioning the status quo, questioning your own state of mind and how its affected by the systems we live in,” explains Louisa Roach, She Drew The Gun’s frontwoman, guitarist and songwriter. 

 

Wirral-born Roach draws inspiration from the likes of underground folk legend Malvina Reynolds, Manchester poet Toria Garbutt, and contemporary voices like Kate Tempest, Nadine Shah and Courtney Barnett. “I crave music that says something,” she says, “music that goes beyond simple love songs.” 

 

Roach has always been drawn to the Othered, from the outcast characters in the Irvine Welsh books she’d read as a teen, to the marginalised grafters and survivors of Theresa May’s food bank Britain. She sings from a place of kinship and empathy on songs like ‘Something For The Pain’ and ‘Between Stars’. “I believe in questioning the rules and asking who they’re there to serve in the first place, says Roach.  I think some of that is down to being queer, and not conforming to rules around gender.” 

 

Roach believes art and imagination offers us a way out of the system and the struggle, influenced by sci-fi visionaries like Kurt Vonnegut and Marge Piercy, authors who urge us to dream the futures we want into being. ‘Revolution of Mind’ is Roach’s contribution to our collective dreaming, an electric collection of songs that urge us to meditate on “the present, the past and the future; possible worlds; solidarity; love; and peaceful, artful, revolutionary practice.”

 

Roach started playing guitar at 13 and was soon performing covers at friends’ parties. However, making music was a passion that fell by the wayside as teenage life and, a little later, motherhood took over.  “Having my son meant I had to try and get my shit together,” she says. “Before that I’d spent time out of work and in low-paid shit jobs that I hated.”

 

Roach moved across the Mersey to Liverpool to study for a degree in Psychology as a mature student. It was during this period that she picked up the guitar again, performing at open mic nights. Her career began to take off after a mutual friend introduced her to James Skelly, who promptly signed her to his Skeleton Key label. 2016 was She Drew The Gun’s breakthrough year, as well as releasing ‘Memories Of The Future’, they won Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent competition. Last March, they were invited to perform at SXSW Festival on the BBC 6Music Stage, subsequently embarking on their biggest UK headline tour to date.

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ANNOUNCE ALBUM & UK TOUR 'MEMORIES OF ANOTHER FUTURE' OUT MARCH 17 ON SKELETON KEY RECORDS 

INCLUDES THE BBC 6 MUSIC PLAYLISTED SINGLES 'POEM', 'PIT PONY' & 'SINCE YOU WERE NOT MINE' + NEW SINGLE 'HOLE IN MY HEAD' 

She Drew The Gun have announced details of their album ‘Memories Of Another Future’ and upcoming UK tour. Released March 17 on Skeleton Key Records and produced by James Skelly (The Coral), ‘Memories Of Another Future’ contains the singles ‘Poem’, ‘Pit Pony’ and ‘Since You Were Not Mine’. A new version of the Liverpool quartet’s 2016 debut ‘Memories Of The Future’, the album features three brand new recordings - two original new songs, ‘Sing’ and ‘You’, plus new single ‘No Hole In My Head’, a cover of a 1960s protest song by US folk singer Malvina Reynolds.

 

“Malvina Reynolds is someone who’s really inspired me,” says She Drew The Gun’s singer-songwriter-guitarist Louisa Roach. “I love her music and her story. She only started her music career in her late forties, but wrote all these meaningful songs and became a legend of the folk song movement.”

 

Following the album’s release, She Drew The Gun will embark on their biggest headline UK tour to date. The tour includes London’s Oslo on March 24, their first headline show in the capital since selling out The Moth Club last October. Ahead of the UK tour, the band will make their debut appearance at SXSW Festival in Austin TX, where they play the BBC 6 Music Stage on March 16.

 

2016 was a breakthrough year for She Drew The Gun, who won Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent competition. Festival co-organiser Emily Eavis said “they stood out in the most brilliant way – spiked indie with biting lyrics. Intense and great.” She Drew The Gun’s subsequent appearance on the John Peel Stage drew the biggest morning crowd of the weekend.

 

Roach began by performing solo in 2013, gradually building the band around her. Her career began to take off after a mutual friend introduced her to James Skelly, who signed her to his Skeleton Key label in 2015. Working from the bare bones of her songs - poetic narrative lyrics set to haunting riffs and melodies - they built up the tracks, developing an electronic element into Roach’s sound. The result is a dark but dreamlike collection of stories which have seen She Drew The Gun win fans all over the country, including DJs at Beats1 (Zane Lowe), Radio 1 (Huw Stevens) along with Radio X and BBC 6 Music who have both playlisted their last three singles.

 

After spending last summer performing at festivals across the UK, She Drew The Gun were invited to perform at Zandari Festa in Seoul, South Korea, as part of the Liverpool Sound City Takeover, and finished the year on a high, supporting The Coral on their UK tour. 

 

She Drew The Gun are Louisa Roach (vocals, lead guitar), Jack Turner (bass), Siân Monaghan (drums) and Jenni Kickhefer (keys).

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SHE DREW THE GUN ANNOUNCES MARCH UK TOUR

Confirmed for Deershed Festival 2017!

 

SHE DREW THE GUN, FRONTED BY SINGER-SONGWRITER LOUISA ROACH OFFER DREAMY LYRICALLY EVOCATIVE PSYCH-POP FROM THE BANKS OF THE MERSEY. THEY RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE IN APRIL 2016, THE RECORD IS THE RESULT OF LOUISA ROACH MEETING WITH PRODUCER JAMES SKELLY IN 2015 AND WORKING WITH HIM AT INDEPENDENT RECORD LABEL SKELETON KEY RECORDS. TAKING THE BARE BONES OF THE SONGS- POETIC NARRATIVE LYRICS SET TO HAUNTING RIFFS AND MELODIES, THEY BUILT UP THE TRACKS, DEVELOPING AN ELECTRONIC ELEMENT INTO ROACH’S SOUND. THE RESULT IS A DARK BUT DREAMLIKE COLLECTION OF STORIES FROM THE SONGWRITER’S LIFE AND IMAGINATION CAUGHT IN A BUBBLE OF PSYCH-TINGED POP. EXPLORING MORE CONVENTIONAL SUBJECT MATTER LIKE DELICATE AND DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS, UNREQUITED LOVE AND LOSS, BUT ALSO VEERING OUTSIDE THE NORM WITH SCI-FI PROTEST SONGS, OR MORE SUBTERRANEAN SUBJECTS, LIKE DRUGS, ALCOHOL, ADDICTION AND INEQUALITY.

THE LINE UP HAS SHAPE-SHIFTED AND EVOLVED INTO A FULL BAND SINCE ITS INCEPTION AS A SOLO PROJECT IN 2013. SIAN MONAGHAN WAS FIRST TO JOIN, AND THE BAND HAVE PLAYED IN A NUMBER OF FORMATIONS. THEY SUPPORTED FINK ON A MONTH LONG UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR IN AUTUMN 2015 AS A THREE PIECE WITH JACK TURNER ON GUITAR, LATEST ADDITION JENNI KICKHEFER COMPLETES THE LINE UP ON KEYS. AS A FOUR PIECE THEY HAVE TRAVELLED THE UK ON A RECENT HEADLINE ALBUM TOUR, SUPPORTED THE CORAL, AND PLAYED THE JOHN PEEL STAGE AT GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL AFTER WINNING OVER THE JUDGES AT THE EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION 2016. THEY HAVE JUST ANNOUNCED ANOTHER STRING OF UK DATES FOR MARCH 2017

 

 

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