She Drew The Gun, aka Louisa Roach, has released her new dystopian disco single ‘Panopticon’ via Submarine Cat Records.
Louisa shares how the track is, “Inspired by the Panopticon, a type of institutional building designed by English Philosopher Jeremy Bentham in the 18th century and later used as a metaphor for the modern disciplinary society by French Philosopher Michel Foucault. It’s a bit of a surreal dystopian disco about resistance and the power of psychedelic experience in raising consciousness.”
A powerful socialist, feminist, and proud working class scouser, she uses punk-infused psych-pop as a vehicle for exposing injustice and for advocating for a fairer and more tolerant society, and new album Behave Myself very much reflects the societal circumstances surrounding its creation, decrying corruption, abuse and the continued divide between rich and poor, all of which have only worsened during the pandemic.
Listen to ‘Panopticon’ by She Drew The Gun on the Shoot Music New Releases Playlist on Spotify.
She Drew The Gun will be touring the UK in 2022 with dates in Carlisle, Hebden Bridge,
Cardiff, Bristol, Sheffield, Glasgow, Oxford, Cambridge, Norwrich, Brighton, Nottingham,
Stoke on Trent, and ending in York.
Under the moniker, songwriter Louisa Roach began by playing solo gigs around Liverpool, she quickly caught the attention of The Coral’s James Skelly who she began working with at Skeleton Key Records, recruiting band members along the way.
Roach was late to music, releasing her first LP Memories Of Another Future after a decade of motherhood and studying at college. The second LP Revolution of Mind, released October 2018, continued the fine work laid out on her 2016 debut.