She Makes War is pleased to announce her Direction Of Travel album launch tour, which will take place in May 2016 across the UK.
She Makes War will be supported on tour by Bryde – a Brixton-based Welsh artist who creates stunningly fierce and fragile songs about freedom and personal exploration. In London, Laura will be joined by MALKA aka Tamara Schlesinger, who combines elements of worldbeat with a fresh and slick electro-pop sound.
‘Direction Of Travel’ was recorded in the winter months of 2014/15 in Bristol, Brighton and London. Produced by She Makes War, mixed by Dan Austin (Doves, Pixies) and featuring guest appearances from Tanya Donelly and Mark Chadwick, most of the instruments on the album were played by Laura herself, added to by a cast of supporting musician friends including Clive Deamer and Andy Sutor on drums, The McCarricks and Nicole Robson on strings and Cajita on piano.
The songs on ‘Direction Of Travel’ reveal widescreen ambition, deepening the glittery, grunge-inflected guitar driven sound of She Makes War’s back catalogue while exploring new worlds of cinematic orchestration and heartfelt, confessional songwriting. The songs vibrate with sadness but the album’s message is hopeful – we can all become strong enough to reclaim ourselves, to escape from suffocating situations, process sadness and sorrow and emerge all the stronger for the experience.
Catch She Makes War at the dates below to celebrate the release of her forthcoming album ‘Direction Of Travel’, out on April 8th 2016 (online) and April 29th 2016 (physical) via The state51 Conspiracy.
26th March – Album Launch – Thekla, Bristol – Tickets
12th May – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton – Tickets
13th May – Fallow Cafe, Manchester – Tickets
15th May – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow – Tickets
16th May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – Tickets
17th May – OPEN (Club Room), Norwich – Tickets
18th May – Ort Cafe, Birmingham – Tickets
19th May – Sebright Arms, London – Tickets
20th May – Notes Cafe, Southampton – Tickets
21st May – Cavern, Exeter – Tickets