She Makes War

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She Makes War
Origin London, England
Genres Indie Folk
Alternative Rock
Associated acts Tricky, A-Ha, The Penelopes, The Young Punx, Alex Parks, Miss Black America, Djevara, Birdeatsbaby
Website www.shemakeswar.com
Members Laura Kidd

She Makes War is the gloom-pop solo project of multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Laura Kidd, who is based in Bristol, England.

History[edit]

She Makes War's music is largely characterized by layered guitars, ukeleles, autoharps, melodica, piano, violin, harp, and saxophone[1] alongside Kidd's vocals "reminiscent of psychedelic indie band Warpaint with the grungy lean of Shirley Manson.”[2] Her two singles, "Let It Be" and "I Am" were followed by her debut album “Disarm” in September 2010. "Disarm" was also followed by 5 videos homemade by Kidd. The second album “Little Battles” was released spring of 2012. Both albums were co-produced by Laura Kidd and Myles Clarke of Sparkadia, Kid Harpoon, and Belakiss.

She Makes War has repeatedly been recognized for its DIY ethos in the London music scene. She Makes War has appeared on various panels discussing digital do-it-yourself projects, the live music industry, punk, politics, and artist development for organizations including Unconvention, Norwich Sound & Vision, and Music 4.5. John Robb of Louder Than War described She Makes War as "a fiercely independent spirit who makes music on her own terms and is the perfect example of digital DIY – a modern musical Boudica who won’t take no as an answer and sings these dreamy, heartfelt songs that envelop you with their raw beauty and textural melodies.” [3][4] Kidd has also given lectures and seminars at numerous UK music colleges on social media for musicians.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Disarm, 2010
  • Disarm: Remixed, 2011
  • Little Battles, 2012
  • Rattlesnake Live (live album), 2013
  • Live at The Half Moon (live album), 2013
  • Live at The Islington (live album), 2013

EPs[edit]

  • Three...Two...One.., 2009
  • Disarm: The Live EP, 2010
  • The Butterflies Audiovisual EP, 2013

Singles[edit]

  • Let This Be, 2010
  • I Am, 2010
  • In This Boat, 2012

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