She Makes War aka Laura Kidd is pleased to share her brand new video for upcoming single Drown Me Out, which will be released on March 25th 2016 via The state51 Conspiracy.
The video premiered on Louder Than War and is also available to watch via She Makes War’s YouTube channel now.
You can also stream the track via She Makes War’s Soundcloud page.
Drown Me Out is taken from She Makes War’s much anticipated new album Direction Of Travel, which is out on April 8th 2016 via The state51 Conspiracy. The single combines an unabashed love of 90s alt-rock with the gothic undertones of Sisters of Mercy and early Echo & The Bunnymen. Shimmering, grungey guitars bolster Laura’s urgent vocals as she tells a tale of suffocation and revenge – it’s a bold statement of intent and a great introduction to She Makes War’s ambitious new album.
The album was recorded in the winter months of 2014/15 in Bristol, Brighton and London. Produced by She Makes War, mixed by Dan Austin (Doves, Pixies) and featuring guest appearances from Tanya Donelly and Mark Chadwick, most of the instruments on the album were played by Laura herself, added to by a cast of supporting musician friends including Clive Deamer and Andy Sutor on drums, The McCarricks and Nicole Robson on strings and Cajita on piano.
The songs on Direction Of Travel reveal widescreen ambition, deepening the glittery, grunge-inflected guitar driven sound of She Makes War’s back catalogue while exploring new worlds of cinematic orchestration and heartfelt, confessional songwriting. The songs vibrate with sadness but the album’s message is hopeful – we can all become strong enough to reclaim ourselves, to escape from suffocating situations, process sadness and sorrow and emerge all the stronger for the experience.
At the end of 2015, She Makes War teased listeners with the release of five track EP Disarm:15, which received praise from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Gigwise and Songwriting Magazine. Laura has also received support from BBC 6Music’s Lauren Laverne and Tom Robinson and has toured with artists such as tUnE-yArDs, Gruff Rhys, Nadine Shah and Suede.
Drown Me Out is out on March 25th 2016 via The state51 Conspiracy.