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Introducing She Drew The Gun

January 5, 2015



Debut single ‘If You Could See’ from Liverpool ‘collaborative’ performer, She Drew the Gun

 Tales of otherworldly wisdom set within ‘glacial lullaby-blues’. Words that carry the weight of the world and melody that creeps far beneath the skin makes for a stop-you-in-your-tracks debut on James Skelly’s Skeleton Key Records Emergent former-bedsit songbird and musical pied piper, She Drew the Gun spreads her wings and flies high on debut single, If You Could See, released on Monday 23 February on Skeleton Key Records.

Liverpool songwriter, Louisa Roach stands at the heart of this evolving collaborative project as an artist of distinctive, expressive freedom and rising acclaim. After hours plugged in to Leonard Cohen records, Roach brings weighty wordplay into songs wrought with raw beauty, akin to Laura Marling with echoes of Portishead. The result is to make enigmatic storytelling through song sound effortless.

 If You Could See stands as a prayer to whatever lies above or within us for guidance as the world continues in conflict, greed and injustice, creating the original soundtrack for our compromised consciences.

Quietly launching a set of tracks into the internet wilderness in early 2013, Roach’s magnetism within her home city has been in no small part thanks to triumphant live outings at Liverpool Sound City and support slots with the likes of James Yorkston. Stunned, open-mouthed silence has routinely greeted her lo-fi live sets, winning attention of The Coral singer-songwriter, James Skelly.

So taken with Roach’s tongue-tripping poetry, pure vocals and graceful melodies, he and producer, Richard Turvey retreated with her to ‘The Coral Cave’ and Parr Street Studio, Liverpool to lay down She Drew The Gun’s debut album.

As a ‘collaborative’ performer, Roach has collected contributions from live drummer and permanent ‘band’ member, Sian Monaghan, Turvey (keyboards/Moog) and Skelly (guitars) to nurture delicate home recordings into expanded masterpieces. Ian Skelly (The Coral), Tim Cunningham (The Sundowners) and Jack Turner (Raw City) contribute on drums, keyboards and guitar respectively.

‘If You Could See’ Release details:

Track: If You Could See

Release date: Monday 23 February 2015

Label: Skeleton Key

Catalogue Number: SKLD017

Format: download only

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