Amazing session from the Liverpool band
She Drew The gun are a 4-piece dreamy psych pop outfit from Liverpool fronted by singer/songwriter Louisa Roach. They flew to Dublin to record this session especially for Paul McLoone ahead of their gig in The Workmans Club Dublin on Feb 12th.
Louisa Roach started playing guitar at 13 and was soon performing covers at friends’ parties. However, making music was a passion that fell by the wayside as teenage life and, a little later, motherhood took over. “Having my son meant I had to try and get my shit together,” she says. “Before that I’d spent time out of work and in low-paid shit jobs that I hated.”
Listen to the session here;
Roach has always been drawn to the Othered, from the outcast characters in the Irvine Welsh books she’d read as a teen, to the marginalised grafters and survivors of Theresa May’s food bank Britain. She sings from a place of kinship and empathy on songs like ‘Something For The Pain’ and ‘Between Stars’. “I believe in questioning the rules and asking who they’re there to serve in the first place, says Roach. I think some of that is down to being queer, and not conforming to rules around gender.”
Roach believes art and imagination offers us a way out of the system and the struggle, influenced by sci-fi visionaries like Kurt Vonnegut and Marge Piercy, authors who urge us to dream the futures we want into being. ‘Revolution of Mind’ is Roach’s contribution to our collective dreaming, an electric collection of songs that urge us to meditate on “the present, the past and the future; possible worlds; solidarity; love; and peaceful, artful, revolutionary practice.”
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