Bristol-based producer and creative indie powerhouse She Makes War has released her new single, London Bites, which is he second installment of the double A-side single Undone \ London Bites, which is available now on vinyl effect cd.
Opening with beautifully unnerving, ethereal vocals, London Bites is a brooding blend of melodic discord and cautionary lyrical wisdom, building into a chorus imbued with catharsis.
“This is about moving to the big city when I was a hopeful, naive 18 year old, and finding that the people I knew were worse than the people I didn’t”, She Makes War mastermind Laura Kidd explains. “My first boyfriend told me I couldn’t – and shouldn’t – sing, which dented my confidence for years. The lyrics are a list of wise survival tips for my younger self.”
The track follows the release of Undone, the first installment of this double A-side, which is an outpouring of palpable rage at the bad things that happen to good people, and an openhearted rallying cry against the British stiff upper lip brigade.
The previous single, Devastate Me, is an unrestrained commentary on the impact of our collective online presence on our lives. All three tracks are taken from the forthcoming album Brace For Impact, which is released on October 5th and is dedicated to both of Laura’s brilliant grandmothers, Constance and Julia, with thanks for always encouraging adventure.
She Makes War has built a strong live following, having played over 600 shows in the UK and Europe and receiving extensive online acclaim plus support from BBC 6 Music. Her last album Direction Of Travel earned plays from Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson, Chris Hawkins, Lauren Laverne and Gideon Coe, as well as John Kennedy at Radio X and Alex Baker at Kerrang.
A fiercely devoted, independent DIY force, She Makes War has crafted her success from a close relationship with fans, placing importance on her music’s physical form and an emphasis on the live experience.
Equally at home playing heartbreaking pin-drop solo sets and fronting her explosive five piece band, she brings the experience back to its core by constantly finding new ways of communicating songs to people, striving to make art a part of the fabric of everyday life.
She Makes War will be heading out on a headline tour in October with her full band. The full list of dates can be found below.
SHE MAKES WAR UK TOUR DATES
6th – London, Rough Trade East (matinee)
8th – Bristol, Rough Trade,
10th – Nottingham, Rough Trade
18th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
19th – Glasgow, Hug & Pint
20th – Manchester, Castle Hotel
23rd – Leicester, Firebug
24th – Norwich, Epic Studios
26th – Sebright Arms, London
27th – Brighton, Hope & Ruin
31st – Birmingham. Hare & Hounds
1st – Oxford, Jericho Tavern
2nd – Southampton, Heartbreakers
3rd – Bristol, Thekla