Artist : She Makes War

She Makes War is the gloom-pop solo project of Laura Kidd: multi-instrumentalist, visual artist and geek. Debut album "Disarm" was released in September 2010 to high praise, gaining SMW an ardent international following and leading to support slots with Midge Ure, Viv Albertine and Tom Williams and the Boat. In 2011 around touring South America as Tricky's bassist and singing in Carina Round's band SMW won Soundcloud's Backstage Pass Award and ran a wildly successful Pledge Music campaign to raise part of the funds for recording the followup to "Disarm", due for release in early 2012 and featuring some extra special musical guests including Chris T-T and Tasmin Archer. Blending urgent, grungey guitars with processed beats, heady pop melodies and a liberal dusting of glitter, She Makes War has drawn comparisons to artists from Blur to Blood Red Shoes, Melissa Auf der Maur, Eels, Bat For Lashes and Thom Yorke. www.shemakeswar.com