Cruise International Records,
Allerton Grange Vale,
She Makes War / Brace For Impact 12 Track Vinyl LP
Passionate about music finding its audience
There’s nothing worse than music lovers missing out on music they’d enjoy listening to, so here at Cruise International Records / Cruise Digital, we’re on a crusade to make sure older and newer top class music of various styles finds its audience.
With a genuine enthusiasm and interest in helping new artists create the best music they can and reach their audience, we’re committed to playing our part in making sure top quality music finds its way to those who’ll enjoy it.
Birth Name: Laura Kidd
Bristol, UK-based multi-instrumentalist Laura Kidd writes and produces her own music as She Makes War.
She Makes War’s sound has been dubbed ‘gloom-pop’. Her music has a rich cocktail of influences from early Echo & The Bunnymen to Belly, The Breeders, PJ Harvey, Blur, Elastica and Suede, Bikini Kill, Nirvana, Hanne Hukkelberg, Cat Power, Carina Round, Radiohead, My Brightest Diamond and Bon Iver.
She Makes War’s first two albums, Disarm and Little Battles, share stories from the personal to the political, dealing with matters of love, loss, birth, therapy, murder, abandonment, and hope. Their sonic and thematic collisions – analogue with digital, war with peace, and technology with the natural world – are underpinned by Kidd’s bewitching, pastoral vocals and violent guitars, and supported by a plethora of additional instruments from ukulele to autoharp, melodica, piano, violin, harp, saxophone and three-part recorder ensemble. Both albums were co-produced by Laura Kidd and Myles Clarke of Sparkadia, Kid Harpoon, and Belakiss.
Brace For Impact by She Makes War 12 Track Vinyl LP
01 Devastate Me
02 London Bites
03 Strong Enough
05 Then the Quiet Came
07 Weary Bird
08 Let Me Down
09 Dear Heart
10 Love This Body
11 Hold On
12 Miles Away