Fresh from a series of triumphant festival appearances this summer, including performances at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bluedot and Deer Shed, She Drew The Gun have released the brand new single ‘Trouble Every Day’ on Skeleton Key Records. A reinterpretation of Frank Zappa’s original, She Drew The Gun frontwoman Louisa Roach has updated the lyrics to reflect our troubled times.
Louisa comments – I heard Trouble Every Day and thought it would make a great cover, Frank Zappa wrote it based on the TV coverage of the Watts riots in LA back in the ’60s, so I rewrote some of the lyrics to reflect what I’ve seen reported on the TV in more recent times, from English riots to the Extinction Rebellion protests. It takes a look at the issues that are facing us at the moment from the rise of the far right to the threat of climate change and the role the global media corporations play in supporting neoliberal ideology.
The revisions to the lyrics received the full blessing of the Zappa estate who were keen to hear the song adapted to suit contemporary times.
Listen to ‘Trouble Every Day’ – BELOW:
The new single accompanies the Trouble Everyday tour which is the Wirral band’s biggest UK tour yet and includes London’s Electric Ballroom on October 17th.
TROUBLE EVERYDAY TOUR
15th – The Crescent, York
16th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
17th – Electric Ballroom, London
19th – Ritual Union Festival, Oxford
20th – SWN Festival, Cardiff
22nd – Phoenix, Exeter
23rd – The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
24th – Concorde 2, Brighton
26th – Esquires, Bedford
27th – Sub 89, Reading
28th – Arts Centre, Norwich
29th – The Horn, St Albans (SOLD OUT)
30th – Academy 2, Manchester
1st – Summerhall, Edinburgh
2nd – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
3rd – The Garage, Glasgow
5th – Riverside, Newcastle
6th – The Welly, Hull
7th – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham
9th – o2 Academy, Liverpool
13th – Voodoo, Belfast
14th – Soundhouse, Dublin
She Drew The Gun have continued to raise their profile through the release of their celebrated second studio album ‘Revolution of Mind’ and a spring 2019 tour of the UK on which every date sold out. The latest album was a BBC 6 Music Recommends Album Of The Year 2018 alongside albums from IDLES, Kamasi Washington, and Arctic Monkeys among others.