New album and UK Tour for Merseyside band She Drew the Gun
One of our favourite local bands , She Drew The Gun have announced details of their album ‘Memories Of Another Future’ and upcoming UK tour which will see them play Liverpool Central Library on Saturday 25th March.
“Malvina Reynolds is someone who’s really inspired me,” says She Drew The Gun’s singer-songwriter-guitarist Louisa Roach. “I love her music and her story. She only started her music career in her late forties, but wrote all these meaningful songs and became a legend of the folk song movement.”
Following the album’s release, She Drew The Gun will embark on their biggest headline UK tour to date. The tour includes London’s Oslo on March 24, their first headline show in the capital since selling out The Moth Club last October. Ahead of the UK tour, the band will make their debut appearance at SXSW Festival in Austin TX, where they play the BBC 6 Music Stage on March 16. 2016 was a breakthrough year for She Drew The Gun, who won Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent competition. Festival co-organiser Emily Eavis said “they stood out in the most brilliant way – spiked indie with biting lyrics. Intense and great.” She Drew The Gun’s subsequent appearance on the John Peel Stage drew the biggest morning crowd of the weekend.
Roach began by performing solo in 2013, gradually building the band around her. Her career began to take off after a mutual friend introduced her to James Skelly, who signed her to his Skeleton Key label in 2015. Working from the bare bones of her songs – poetic narrative lyrics set to haunting riffs and melodies – they built up the tracks, developing an electronic element into Roach’s sound. The result is a dark but dreamlike collection of stories which have seen She Drew The Gun win fans all over the country, including DJs at Beats1 (Zane Lowe), Radio 1 (Huw Stevens) along with Radio X and BBC 6 Music who have both playlisted their last three singles. After spending last summer performing at festivals across the UK, She Drew The Gun were invited to perform at Zandari Festa in Seoul, South Korea, as part of the Liverpool Sound City Takeover, and finished the year on a high, supporting The Coral on their UK tour.
Thu 16 SXSW Festival, Austin TX – BBC 6Music Stage
Thu 23 St Albans, The Horn tickets
Fri 24 London, Oslo tickets
Sat 25 Liverpool, Central Library tickets
Sun 26 Newcastle, The Cluny tickets
Tue 28 Bath, Komedia Arts Café tickets
Wed 29 Bristol, The Exchange tickets
Thu 30 Manchester, The Deaf Institute tickets
Fri 31 Hebden Bridge, Trades Club tickets
Tickets on sale now