She Makes War

Brace For Impact

£7.99 £20.99
  • She Makes War - Brace For Impact
5th October 2018 / CD & LP / My Big Sister Recordings

She Makes War

Brace For Impact

£7.99 £20.99

Right now, the world needs a warrior. Town by town and tour by tour, She Makes War has been widening her battle stance and soothing tortured souls with her no holds barred, peaceful protest music. Armed with songs to persuade and words that bite then linger with the sweetest aftertaste, She has a message – wake up world and 'Brace for Impact'.

“People still live in fear of persecution and violence every day for the “crime” of being themselves,” attests the nom de plume of melodic visualiser, storyteller and creator Laura Kidd. “With everything that’s going on in the world, adopting a brace position to protect ourselves from external forces is more important than ever.”

From broken hearts to broken bones, Laura was given plenty of time for rumination when she broke her right foot moments before supporting The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Tumbling off a darkened stage during soundcheck, adrenaline kicked in and, ever the fighter, the show went on. With barely enough time to visit A&E, a face full of glitter and steely resolve, she performed a slew of summer festival sets and a BBC 6Music Marc Riley session sporting a fetching knee crutch.

“Having my mobility stolen from me was exhausting and depressing. I’d come up with the album title while driving on tour, daydreaming about what it must be like to be in a high-speed car crash – I’d wondered whether there would be time to apologise to my passenger if we got in an accident…it was a bit dark”, she recalls. “After struggling through the summer with that phrase in my mind, then finding it written in the venue toilets at the end of a tour in Brighton, it just had to be the album title.”

The songs brim with the powerful personality of 90s Britpop babes Dubstar, Echobelly, Blur and Elastica via the gutsy riffage of Weezer, Soundgarden and Sleater-Kinney with a brazen nod to Nirvana.

+ Both vinyl pressings are limited to just 300 copies.
+ Indie edition LP is on clear vinyl.
+ Standard LP is on white vinyl.

Devastate Me
London Bites
Strong Enough
Then The Quiet Came
Weary Bird
Let Me Down
Dear Heart
Love This Body
Hold On
Miles Away

Format /CD & LP
Released /5th October 2018
Catalogue / MBS1805LPC
Barcode / 666017328010
Artist / She Makes War
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