Thu Jul 18 2019

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

The Tin At The Coal Vaults

Units 1-4 The Canal Basin Coventry CV1 4LY

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Louisa Roach isn’t a protest singer. The ambitious, melodic psych pop this Merseyside artist makes under the moniker She Drew The Gun is too abstract for that label, more dreamy than didactic. But it’s fair to say this rising star – winner of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent contest in 2016 – works adjacent to that tradition, taking inspiration from the likes of underground folk legend Malvina Reynolds, and contemporary poets such as Kate Tempest and Manchester’s Toria Garbutt. 

“I’ve always felt drawn to music that says something,” explains Roach, “music that goes beyond simple love songs. As a songwriter, you’ve got the whole spectrum of human experience to draw from; half of that is the bigger picture stuff.” 

It’s mostly the latter that drives Roach’s music, from her promising 2016 debut, Memories of the Future ["Junkyard Scouse soul, built ingeniously on a Wirral council budget” ★★★★ Uncut] to her brilliant, forthcoming follow-up, Revolution of Mind, to be released October 5th on Skeleton Key Records. If there’s a central theme to this new record, says Roach, it’s liberation, in various guises: “Empowerment; resisting; arming yourself with knowledge; questioning the status quo, questioning your own state of mind and how it’s affected by the systems we live in…” 

Listen to Revolution of Mind, with its melodic choruses and stream-of-consciousness style verses delivered in Roach’s cool, Scouse-inflected vocals, and it’s clear where She Drew The Gun hail from – spiritually and geographically. “I love 60s music and Psychedelia, I’ve also been inspired by Liverpool bands like The Coral, The La’s and The Lightning Seeds. I think we’re somewhere along that continuum.” 

She Drew The Gun

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  • She Drew The Gun

    She Drew The Gun

    Psychedelic

    Having last week completed a sold-out UK tour, She Drew The Gun have today announced their ‘Trouble Everyday’ tour for October & November. The Wirral band’s biggest UK tour yet will include London’s Electric Ballroom on October 17th.
     
    She Drew The Gun will be performing at the BBC 6Music Festival in Liverpool on March 29th (at Eventim Olympia with Anna Calvi), and they have been confirmed for Latitude, Tramlines, Bluedot, Truck, Farmfest and Deer Shed festivals.
     
    Led by frontwoman and songwriter Louisa Roach, She Drew The Gun recently released new single 'Paradise', available digitally now and impacting at radio on 26th April. ‘Paradise’ is the third single to be taken from sophomore album 'Revolution Of Mind' following the BBC 6Music A-Listed tracks ‘Resister’ and ‘Something For The Pain’. Produced by The Coral’s James Skelly at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios. The album was chosen as a 6Music Recommends Album Of The Year 2018 alongside albums from IDLES, Kamasi Washington, and Arctic Monkeys among others.
     
    “Its like a bad advert for capitalism, as if it was a product in some grotesque 1950’s ad,” says Roach of ‘Paradise’. “The free market is so wonderful isn't it? It’s supposed to make everything great when really it’s just a paradise for the rich and privileged, but there’s trouble on the breeze because it’s completely unsustainable.

She Drew The Gun

Thu Jul 18 2019 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

The Tin At The Coal Vaults Coventry
She Drew The Gun
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All Ages

Louisa Roach isn’t a protest singer. The ambitious, melodic psych pop this Merseyside artist makes under the moniker She Drew The Gun is too abstract for that label, more dreamy than didactic. But it’s fair to say this rising star – winner of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent contest in 2016 – works adjacent to that tradition, taking inspiration from the likes of underground folk legend Malvina Reynolds, and contemporary poets such as Kate Tempest and Manchester’s Toria Garbutt. 

“I’ve always felt drawn to music that says something,” explains Roach, “music that goes beyond simple love songs. As a songwriter, you’ve got the whole spectrum of human experience to draw from; half of that is the bigger picture stuff.” 

It’s mostly the latter that drives Roach’s music, from her promising 2016 debut, Memories of the Future ["Junkyard Scouse soul, built ingeniously on a Wirral council budget” ★★★★ Uncut] to her brilliant, forthcoming follow-up, Revolution of Mind, to be released October 5th on Skeleton Key Records. If there’s a central theme to this new record, says Roach, it’s liberation, in various guises: “Empowerment; resisting; arming yourself with knowledge; questioning the status quo, questioning your own state of mind and how it’s affected by the systems we live in…” 

Listen to Revolution of Mind, with its melodic choruses and stream-of-consciousness style verses delivered in Roach’s cool, Scouse-inflected vocals, and it’s clear where She Drew The Gun hail from – spiritually and geographically. “I love 60s music and Psychedelia, I’ve also been inspired by Liverpool bands like The Coral, The La’s and The Lightning Seeds. I think we’re somewhere along that continuum.” 

She Drew The Gun

She Drew The Gun

Psychedelic

Having last week completed a sold-out UK tour, She Drew The Gun have today announced their ‘Trouble Everyday’ tour for October & November. The Wirral band’s biggest UK tour yet will include London’s Electric Ballroom on October 17th.
 
She Drew The Gun will be performing at the BBC 6Music Festival in Liverpool on March 29th (at Eventim Olympia with Anna Calvi), and they have been confirmed for Latitude, Tramlines, Bluedot, Truck, Farmfest and Deer Shed festivals.
 
Led by frontwoman and songwriter Louisa Roach, She Drew The Gun recently released new single 'Paradise', available digitally now and impacting at radio on 26th April. ‘Paradise’ is the third single to be taken from sophomore album 'Revolution Of Mind' following the BBC 6Music A-Listed tracks ‘Resister’ and ‘Something For The Pain’. Produced by The Coral’s James Skelly at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios. The album was chosen as a 6Music Recommends Album Of The Year 2018 alongside albums from IDLES, Kamasi Washington, and Arctic Monkeys among others.
 
“Its like a bad advert for capitalism, as if it was a product in some grotesque 1950’s ad,” says Roach of ‘Paradise’. “The free market is so wonderful isn't it? It’s supposed to make everything great when really it’s just a paradise for the rich and privileged, but there’s trouble on the breeze because it’s completely unsustainable.