She Drew The Gun have announced details of their album Memories Of Another Future and upcoming U.K. tour. Released on March 17th on Skeleton Key Records and produced by James Skelly (The Coral), Memories Of Another Future contains the singles Poem, Pit Pony and Since You Were Not Mine. A new version of the Liverpool quartet’s 2016 debut Memories Of The Future, the album features three brand new recordings – two original new songs, Sing and You, plus new single No Hole In My Head, a cover of a 1960s protest song by U.S. folk singer Malvina Reynolds.
“Malvina Reynolds is someone who’s really inspired me,” says She Drew The Gun’s singer-songwriter-guitarist Louisa Roach. “I love her music and her story. She only started her music career in her late forties, but wrote all these meaningful songs and became a legend of the folk song movement.”
Following the album’s release, She Drew The Gun will embark on their biggest headline U.K. tour to date. The tour includes London’s Oslo on March 24, their first headline show in the capital since selling out The Moth Club last October. Ahead of the U.K. tour, the band will make their debut appearance at SXSW Festival in Austin TX, where they play the B.B.C. 6 Music Stage on March 16th.
Ms. Roach began by performing solo in 2013, gradually building the band around her. Her career began to take off after a mutual friend introduced her to James Skelly, who signed her to his Skeleton Key label in 2015. Working from the bare bones of her songs – poetic narrative lyrics set to haunting riffs and melodies – they built up the tracks, developing an electronic element into Roach’s sound. The result is a dark but dreamlike collection of stories which have seen She Drew The Gun win fans all over the country, including DJs at Beats1 (Zane Lowe), Radio 1 (Huw Stevens) along with Radio X and B.B.C. 6 Music who have both playlisted their last three singles.
She Drew The Gun will also be performing at the Central Library on March 25th as part of this new tour.