Undone is taken from new album Brace For Impact – out on 5 October.
Bristol based producer and creative indie powerhouse She Makes War just released her new single Undone, the first installment of the double A side Undone \ London Bites, taken from the forthcoming album Brace For Impact, which is out on 5 October.
The songs will be released in two stages, with Undone available online now and London Bites coming on 28 September. Analogue music fans are invited to order gorgeous hand packaged vinyl-effect CD singles direct from the artist via Bandcamp.
Poignant and powerful, the track is just over three minutes of fuzzy, punk infused intensity and was written in a daze the day after Laura’s grandmother Constance died last May. The monster guitars in Undone deliver a palpable rage at the bad things that happen to good people with the song acting as an openhearted rallying cry against the British stiff upper lip brigade.
“We need to give ourselves a break”, she says. “Giving ourselves time to feel devastated doesn’t make us weak.” ‘I was told I feel things too much’, she sang on 2016’s Paper Thin (featuring guest vocals by Belly’s Tanya Donelly), but with age, experience and the bitter state of the world comes confirmation empathy should be treasured as a rare strength.
It the follows the release of single Devastate Me, which is an unrestrained commentary on the impact of our collective online presence on our lives. The video celebrates various facets of life offline and is a reminder of the dangerous culture of digital reliance dominating modern life.
A fiercely devoted, independent DIY force, She Makes War has crafted her success from a close relationship with fans, placing importance on her music’s physical form and an emphasis on the live experience.
Equally at home playing heartbreaking pin-drop solo sets and fronting her explosive five piece band, she brings the experience back to its core by constantly finding new ways of communicating songs to people, striving to make art a part of the fabric of everyday life.
She Makes War will be heading out on a headline tour in October with her explosive live supergroup.
She Makes Ware UK dates:
18 October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
19 October – Hug & Pint, Glasgow
20 October – Castle Hotel, Manchester
23 October – Firebug, Leicester
24 October – Epic Studios, Norwich
26 October – Sebright Arms, London
27 October – Hope & Ruin, Brighton
31 October – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
1 November – Jericho Tavern, Oxford
2 November – Heartbreakers, Southampton
3 November – Thekla, Bristol