“A record of steely conviction in uncertain times” **** Q

“It’s like an angry, Scouse-inflected PJ Harvey. Ie: bloody brilliant” Sunday Telegraph

Having last week completed a sold-out UK tour, She Drew The Gun have today announced their ‘Trouble Everyday’ tour for October & November. The Wirral band’s biggest UK tour yet will include London’s Electric Ballroom on October 17th.

She Drew The Gun will be performing at the BBC 6Music Festival in Liverpool on March 29th (at Eventim Olympia with Anna Calvi), and they have been confirmed for Latitude, Tramlines, Bluedot, Truck, Farmfest and Deer Shed festivals.

Led by frontwoman and songwriter Louisa Roach, She Drew The Gun recently released new single ‘Paradise’, available digitally now and impacting at radio on 26th April. ‘Paradise’ is the third single to be taken from sophomore album ‘Revolution Of Mind’ following the BBC 6Music A-Listed tracks ‘Resister’ and ‘Something For The Pain’. Produced by The Coral’s James Skelly at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios. The album was chosen as a 6Music Recommends Album Of The Year 2018 alongside albums from IDLES, Kamasi Washington, and Arctic Monkeys among others.

“Its like a bad advert for capitalism, as if it was a product in some grotesque 1950’s ad,” says Roach of ‘Paradise’.

“The free market is so wonderful isn’t it? It’s supposed to make everything great when really it’s just a paradise for the rich and privileged, but there’s trouble on the breeze because it’s completely unsustainable.”

She Drew The Gun Links: Website | Facebook | Spotify

Watch the official music video for ‘Resister’ here:

Formed in Chester, England in late 2014, three piece indie-pop band PEANESS are the kind of instantly likeable, warm and creative people that can get away with having radio DJ’s blush like a peach every time they have to say the band’s name on the airwaves. Lucky really, as it’s a phenomenon that’s becoming increasingly more common with spins racking up at BBC Radio One, BBC6 Music, Radio X and more as this burgeoning bunch of friends grow quickly into the big shoes that the early press-hype has set out for them to fill.

Referencing the likes of Sex Bob-Omb, Courtney Barnett, Death From Above 1979 as influences in the early days, the band say the key ingredients for the perfect Pea-pop song are “slow-punk, fuzz-pop, indie pop and DIY – it’s got to have that punk ethic, but be a bit more polished”, and whilst much of their material is packed with melody and feel-good choruses, their lyrical content treads a smart line of light-hearted commentary on some timely social and political themes.

The trio started performing live in July 2015 and since then have gone on to play alongside the likes of We Are Scientists, The Cribs, The Big Moon, Dream Wife, The Pastels, PAWS, The Spook School, Yak, Goat Girl and The Lovely Eggs, with festival appearances at TRUCK, 2000 Trees, Indietracks, Handmade Festival, A Carefully Planned Festival, Wales Goes Pop!, Focus Wales and Sŵn Festival.

Peaness Links: Website | Facebook | Spotify

Watch the official music video for ‘Same Place’ below:

Previously in the electro-pop duo Field Harmonics, since going solo Bryony has developed and refined her music over the past three years. This new musical direction has resulted in Bryony being highlighted as one of the ‘25 to watch in the Midlands in 2019’ by BBC WM and her latest single, ‘Little Tree’ made their Track of the Month (May 2019). Along with receiving national airplay amongst Tom Robinson’s Mixtape (BBC 6 Music), her critically acclaimed EP, Conscious became shortlisted for ‘Best Record’ by Birmingham Music Awards 2019.

Throughout her musical career so far, Bryony has shared the stage with the likes of Hazel English, Stevie Parker, Martha Ffion, Japanese Breakfast and The Goon Sax. While spending this summer breaking through into festival season, performing on the BBC Introducing stages at Camper Calling and The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival.

Performing solo or with a band, Bryony’s music has developed into dreamy, hook laden indie-pop-folk soundscape; taking influence from the likes of Anna Calvi, Cocteau Twins, Marika Hackman and Radiohead. Bryony’s music is also a reflection of her personal politics and belief in feminism and the need to break the patriarchal industry structures, and so Bryony founded the female music collective GRRRL GROANNN – all while completing her Masters’ degree in Media & Cultural Studies.

GG operates primarily as a music zine publication, documenting touring acts within the UK’s indie landscape and has since expanded into a DiY record label with Bryony releasing her latest two singles, ‘Little Tree’ and ‘Silhouette’. It has ambitions to accommodate other aspiring musicians regarding P&D, press, and artist management.

Bryony Williams Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify

Watch the official music video for ‘Frequency’ below: