She Drew The Gun release their new album Revolution of Mind today ahead of a Manchester gig at The Albert Hall supporting The Coral.
Revolution Of Mind is release through Skeleton Key Records and features lead single Resister.
Produced by James Skelly (The Coral) at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios, Revolution Of Mind is the follow-up to She Drew The Gun’s 2016 debut Memories Of Another Future.
Speaking about the themes running through the album, frontwoman, guitarist and songwriter Louisa Roach states it hinges on “Empowerment; resisting; arming yourself with knowledge; questioning the status quo, questioning your own state of mind and how its affected by the systems we live in.”
Roach believes art and imagination offers us a way out of the system and the struggle, influenced by sci-fi visionaries like Kurt Vonnegut and Marge Piercy, authors who urge us to dream the futures we want into being. ‘Revolution of Mind’ is Roach’s contribution to our collective dreaming, an electric collection of songs that urge us to meditate on “the present, the past and the future; possible worlds; solidarity; love; and peaceful, artful, revolutionary practice.”
Roach started playing guitar at 13 and was soon performing covers at friends’ parties. However, making music was a passion that fell by the wayside as teenage life and, a little later, motherhood took over. “Having my son meant I had to try and get my shit together,” she says. “Before that I’d spent time out of work and in low-paid shit jobs that I hated.”
Roach moved across the Mersey to Liverpool to study for a degree in Psychology as a mature student. It was during this period that she picked up the guitar again, performing at open mic nights. Her career began to take off after a mutual friend introduced her to James Skelly, who promptly signed her to his Skeleton Key label. 2016 was She Drew The Gun’s breakthrough year, as well as releasing Memories Of The Future, they won Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent competition. Last March, they were invited to perform at SXSW Festival on the BBC 6Music Stage, subsequently embarking on their biggest UK headline tour to date.
When do She Drew The Gun perform at Manchester’s Albert Hall?
She Drew The Gun support The Coral at the Albert Hall, Manchester, on Saturday 13 October 2018.
Author: Editorial Team
Live Manchester editorial team