She Makes War Biography (Wikipedia)
Laura Kidd is a record producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, formerly known as She Makes War. After releasing five full length albums between 2010 and 2019, She Makes War was formally disbanded in December 2019 with the release of And Peace. Kidd cited a desire to “keep putting out the most honest, thoughtful and brave music I have inside me long into the future” with the new project expected to be launched in Spring 2020.
Her fourth album, Brace For Impact, was released in October 2018. She has released three previous albums Disarm (2010), Little Battles (2012) and Direction Of Travel (2016).
She Makes War's indie rock sound combines grungey riffs with orchestral soundscapes. She's been described as "a modern musical Boudica", and as "The emotional resonance of Elliott Smith colliding with the barbed vigour of Sleater-Kinney" (Gigwise). Her music has been influenced by early Echo & The Bunnymen as well as Belly, The Breeders, PJ Harvey, Blur, Elastica and Suede, Bikini Kill, Nirvana, Hanne Hukkelberg, Cat Power, Carina Round, Radiohead and My Brightest Diamond.
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