She Makes War is the gloom-pop solo project of multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Laura Kidd.

Described as blending “the emotional resonance of Elliott Smith with the barbed vigour of Sleater-Kinney”, latest album “Direction Of Travel” is a mix of gloom-pop anthems and heartstealing ballads with guest appearances from Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses) and Mark Chadwick (The Levellers).

Laura is currently hard at work on her fourth solo album.

Please contact My Big Sister with all booking enquiries.


Photo by Dina Karklina.

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

- Lauren Laverne, 6 Music

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

- Gigwise

"A pioneering revelation that will blow you away"


“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

"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