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SHE DREW THE GUN + Special Guests

24
Feb

Starts:
7:30 pm

“I believe art should provoke a reaction.”

Passionate, principled, and refreshingly plain-spoken, Louisa Roach will not be cowed into silence. As She Drew The Gun, the Wirral-based singer-songwriter has spent the last seven years cementing her reputation as a vital voice in the alternative scene, using punk-infused psych-pop as a vehicle for exposing injustice and for advocating for a fairer and more tolerant society. That message is more potent than ever on Behave Myself, her incendiary third album due in September 2021.

A proud socialist, feminist, bi-sexual and mother of one, Roach was born in Birkenhead and raised in a working class, single-parent family.

She Drew The Gun’s debut album – the Skelly-produced Memories Of The Future – arrived to acclaim in April 2016. Shortly after, they saw off more than 5000 competitors to win the Glastonbury emerging talent competition, and were rewarded with the opportunity to open the John Peel Stage at that year’s festival. Later in the summer, Roach played a series of rallies in support of Jeremy Corbyn’s prime ministerial bid, having been personally selected by the late-comedian/activist Jeremy Hardy.

In October 2018, She Drew The Gun released the follow-up to Memories Of The Future, Revolution Of The Mind. Once more produced by Skelly, and recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios, it found Roach expanding her horizons with a more eclectic set spanning from subdued folk to serrated post-punk, and further sharpening her thematic focus, inspired by lyricists like Malvina Reynolds and Kae Tempest. It was subsequently named one of 6Music’s Albums of the Year.

The much-anticipated follow-up, Behave Myself represents another giant leap forward for Roach. Drawing on Orton’s expertise with bands like Working Men’s Club, the synth-heavy set encompasses glittering, dystopian disco (‘Panopticon’), Chemical Brothers-inspired electronic-rock (‘Next On The List), spaced-out dream-pop (‘Roses Tale’) and frenetic, electro-flecked punk (‘Cut Me Down’), and features Roach’s most impactful melodies to date.

Tickets on sale from 10am Fri 29th Oct via The Sugarmill  Music Mania  or Gigantic.

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