The emotional resonance of Elliott Smith colliding with the barbed vigour of Sleater-Kinney
Will Butler

12:46 25th November 2015

Make peace, not war - so the expression goes. Without opening a can of geopolitical worms, we can probably agree that resisting war is easier said than done. Laura Kidd of She Makes War has been waging emotional warfare through her songwriting for five years now, and is releasing an EP to reflect on her experiences, and the emotional battlegrounds she's conquered. Listen to 'I Am' below, exclusively on Gigwise.

The new collection of tracks is, paradoxically, titled Disarm:15. After five years of relentless touring with 400 shows under her belt, Kidd has set out to rework the tracks on her debut album for this new collection. A task that avoids embellishment on in favour of a mature reflection - Kidd aims to showcase how far she has developed as an artist. 

With her new album, Direction Of Travel, slated for a release early next year, this part-old, part-new EP will come as a relief for any fans itching for new material. You can check out the raucous unrequited love-letter here as Kidd croons: "You kissed my heart, then you ripped it away" over dissonant guitars.

Listen to She Makes War's 'I Am' below 

Disarm:15 is due for release on 4 December via My Big Sister Recordings, and you can pre-order the EP here. If you like what you hear and want to check out She Makes War live, see her upcoming tour dates below.

Tuesday 01 December - Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
Wednesday 02 December - Manchester, The Castle Hotel
Thursday 03 December - London, Sebright Arms
Friday 04 December - Bristol, The Louisiana

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