She Makes War Biography (Wikipedia)
Multi-instrumentalist Laura Kidd writes and produces her own music as She Makes War. Her third album, Direction Of Travel was released in April 2016. She has released two previous albums Disarm (2010) and Little Battles (2012).
She Makes War’s sound has been dubbed ‘gloom-pop', ‘a modern musical Boudica’, and as ‘The emotional resonance of Elliott Smith colliding with the barbed vigour of Sleater-Kinney’ (Gigwise). Her music has a rich cocktail of influences from early Echo & The Bunnymen to Belly, The Breeders, PJ Harvey, Blur, Elastica and Suede, Bikini Kill, Nirvana, Hanne Hukkelberg, Cat Power, Carina Round, Radiohead, My Brightest Diamond and Bon Iver.
She has received support from BBC6 Music’s Lauren Laverne (‘She’s Ace’) and Tom Robinson, plus The Line of Best Fit, Gigwise, and Songwriting Magazine among others. Drown Me Out, the first single from Direction of Travel, received its premiere exclusively at The Line of Best Fit on 12 February 2016.
She Makes War Tracks