She Drew The Gun – No Hole In My Head

screen-shot-2017-02-25-at-11-35-15This isn’t the first (and I’m sure it won’t be the last) time that I’ve drooled over She Drew The Gun and I make no apologies for my unending love for the Liverpool quartet. As well as putting on an incredible live show at London’s Moth Club last year, they’ve yet to release a track that hasn’t had me playing it so much to death that the neighbours haven’t been caught humming it as they put the bins out.

They’re getting the recognition they deserve with appearances on Soccer AM, at Glastonbury and having Steve Lamacq being as much of a fanboy for them as myself. Good. This latest outing sees them cover a 1960s protest song by US folk singer Malvina Reynolds – somewhat fitting given there’s not a band in the country who seem to have embraced the protest spirit as much as this lot. Driving force Louisa Roach should be the voice of her generation. She’s more switched on than anyone else you’ll hear on the radio, with a moral compass so intently stuck on north that she’ll be needing to layer up in good time before she hits the pole. The guitars on this cover are sublime, the drumming as routinely powerful as you might expect and the whole band come together with such unbridled desire for their cause that you’d expect them to be at the forefront of the revolution.

My words can never quite do this lot justice but I urge, nay, BEG you to play this loudly and proudly to everyone you know. She Drew The Gun are simply the best.

Ciarán Steward

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