She Drew The Gun – Brighton stop for biggest ever UK headline tour
She Drew The Gun return to Brighton after a sell out shows at The Prince Albert and earlier this year at Patterns both venues in Brighton.
Fresh from a series of triumphant festival appearances this summer, including performances at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bluedot and Deer Shed, She Drew The Gun have released the brand new single ‘Trouble Every Day’ on Skeleton Key Records. A reinterpretation of Frank Zappa’s original, She Drew The Gun frontwoman Louisa Roach has updated the lyrics to reflect our troubled times. Louisa comments – The revisions to the lyrics received the full blessing of the Zappa estate who were keen to hear the song adapted to suit contemporary times. She Drew The Gun have continued to raise their profile through the release of their celebrated second studio album ‘Revolution of Mind’ and a spring 2019 tour of the UK on which every date sold out. The latest album was a BBC 6 Music Recommends Album Of The Year 2018 alongside albums from IDLES, Kamasi Washington, and Arctic Monkeys among others.
And so the outfit hailing from Liverpool, She Drew The Gun brought their unique punk-influenced psych-pop to back to Brighton, and this time one of the cities larger venues, Concorde 2.
She Drew The Gun: The Band
As much as we try to always give you the names of all the musicians involved sometimes we are beaten – so here are the band making up She Drew The Gun – and if someone can supply the names it would be very much appreciated.
Taking to the stage, She Drew the Gun opened their set with Resister. Lyrics and imagery projected onto the back wall behind vocalist Louisa Roach as she sang the opening number. Now dear reader, I have to put my hands up and admit to not knowing much of their catalogue and I missed them when they were last in the city. So this was to be the first time for me, and that’s how I like it.
Something For The Pain was up next and this track, like the first, is from their latest album Revolution Of Mind. Two songs in, and the sticky guitars and vocals had me hooked. Two songs! The band immediately let you know they are a class act, and they are a band definitely on the rise.
So, next up a couple of older tracks, older? They were released in 2016 so not that old really! Where I End And You Begin, Memories Of The Future and Wolf & Bird. So She Drew The Gun were back in the city, filling a bigger venue each time they play. This is their first big headliner tour, and it is to promote the new album and after hearing three songs from that album, well, I can safely say they just nailed it down. They have a an armoury of good solid songs, a great outlook. The band made up of guitars, drums and keys pulled it together to give a really well honed and very polished performance.
The smoke machine was on double time tonight which was a shame as at times we couldn’t see the musicians very well through the thick smog. Someone had adjusted the fans before the set, pointing them to where Louisa was due to stand. This in turn blew the smoke away from her so we could all see her perfectly.
The title track from the album was up next, Revolution Of Mind and that led to an ep track Russian Doll. The tour, the ’Trouble Every Day’ tour follows a Summer of triumphant festival performances, from Glastonbury and Latitude to Blue Dot and Deer Shed. The Wirral band have also just shared the brand new single Trouble Every Day, a reinterpretation of Frank Zappa’s original recently updated by frontwoman Louisa Roach to reflect our troubled times. It sounded great.
The band just seemed to grow in stature as the set progressed. Louisa is confident up there. She has a knack of presenting her material whether spoken or singing using some presentation techniques you learn after being on the road over a period of time. That, and her supremely distinctive voice were a heady mix. At times she can almost sound alone and exposed to the world. A strong and inspiring role model for any female musicians out there.
A superb set. I will not miss these guys next time around. They are getting a fair bit of radio air play and well deserved coverage. You can see and hear tonight the quality that all of their hard work has produced. Congratulations to SDTD.
The strong set continued to build, and the levels went up for the second half of the set as the last song Sweet Harmony closed proceedings and left the crowd feeling well and truly satisfied. A most enjoyable 90 minutes set.
The band showed why this gig was sold out. If these guys play near you, then you really should go.
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