Biography

© Ania Shrimpton 2018

© Ania Shrimpton 2018

She Makes War is the solo project of Bristol based multi-instrumentalist producer and visual artist Laura Kidd. Blending urgent indie rock with melancholy torch songs, her latest album “Brace For Impact” was released on 5th October 2018 via My Big Sister Recordings and reached #15 in the Official Independent Album Chart.

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“A triumph of gorgeous melodies, slashy guitars and processed beats” – Rock Sound

“Why just sing songs, when you can build worlds?” – The Quietus

“She Makes War is fucking amazing” – Amanda Palmer

“A pioneering revelation that will blow you away” – DIY

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“It’s brash, unapologetic rock and I love it”

- The Independent

“twists of humour and a measure of hope…propulsive, darkly beautiful”

- Kerrang ***

“Reminding us of Medúlla-era Björk… she’s ace”

- Lauren Laverne, 6 Music

“A fearless performer matching Marika Hackman’s edgier singer songwriter style with Wolf Alice at their most grungy”

- The Music Radar

“The emotional resonance of Elliott Smith colliding with the barbed vigour of Sleater-Kinney”

- Gigwise

"A pioneering revelation that will blow you away"

- DIY

“A combination of musical talent and digital smarts worthy of an English Amanda Palmer”

- Tom Robinson, 6 Music

“Why just sing songs, when you can build worlds?”

- The Quietus

“There's no hiding from She Makes War”

- Everett True

[Brace For Impact is] “an inspirational, motivating and sonically stunning record”

- Tap The Feed

"One of the South West’s most cherished songwriters"

- Bristol Live Magazine

“A modern musical Boudica who sings these dreamy, heartfelt songs that envelop you with their raw beauty and textural melodies”

- John Robb, Louder Than War

“‘Little Battles' is a triumph of gorgeous melodies, slashy guitars and processed beats"

- Rock Sound

“Absolutely wonderful”

- Midge Ure, Ultravox

“You’re amazing”

- Amanda Palmer

"Damn superb every show"

- Chris T-T

“The way she indefatigably smashes new ground as an independent solo artist is a constant inspiration to us”

- Hope & Social