The Butterflies Audiovisual EP

by She Makes War

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Juju Sophie Laura. Laura. This is the work of an artist who works so bloody hard at what she does that you can do nothing else but respect her. For this new EP she has made videos for each song, sat down and learned the software, all by herself. Amazing. Incredible even. Most of the time she records by herself but it is great to hear some live tracks with a full blown sound. It opens up her art and finds a great new depth. Very punk and very different from the dream world of Butterflies. Favorite track: Minefields (Live from Lightship95).
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    + 6 videos to accompany the tracks! The promos for Butterflies + Delete + live performance videos of the rest.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Vinyl CD version of The Butterflies Audiovisual EP featuring double A side singles Butterflies and Delete plus four live band versions of Butterflies, In This Boat, Exit Strategy and Minefields recorded on a pink boat on the Thames at the end of 2011 + a downloadable video to accompany each track!

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Butterflies Audiovisual EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • REPRINT of Retro In Your Hands CD/DVD package
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Due to overwhelming demand for the first batch of 50 CD/DVD packages, here's version 2!

    As before, this is a limited edition (of 50) hand decorated, signed and numbered CD/DVD sets of The Butterflies Audiovisual EP featuring double A side singles Butterflies and Delete plus four live band versions of Butterflies, In This Boat, Exit Strategy and Minefields recorded on a pink boat on the Thames at the end of 2011 + a special DVD with a video to accompany each track!

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Butterflies Audiovisual EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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A six song, six video audiovisual extravaganza!

Featuring double A side singles "Butterflies" and "Delete", taken from my second album "Little Battles", plus four live versions of album tracks "Butterflies", "Exit Strategy", "In This Boat" and "Minefields" performed with The Olympians, my shadowy backing band featuring members of Hysterical Injury, Gabby Young and Other Animals, Talk In Colour, Dana Jade and Djevara.

Six videos accompany the EP - two brand new promos for the double A sides shot in summer 2013 and four never-before-seen live performance videos shot on a pink boat moored on the Thames.

Order the EP in its entirety to get the six video bundle plus extras or cherry pick your favourite audio. The live videos for "Minefields" and "Exit Strategy" will remain exclusive to this EP until at least 2014.

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released August 26, 2013

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She Makes War Bristol, UK

She Makes War is the gloom-pop solo project of Laura Kidd: multi-instrumentalist, visual artist and digital polymath. Blending urgent, grungey guitars with processed beats, heady pop melodies and a liberal dusting of glitter, She Makes War has drawn comparisons to artists from Blur to Blood Red Shoes, Melissa Auf der Maur, REM and Bat For Lashes. ... more

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Track Name: Butterflies
Butterflies
Lead me with your lovely lies
With lonely lips and heavy hips I've tried
But I'll always lose to butterflies

But I don't mind
I'm not wasting my time
And though I won't be fine
I'll find a way in
I'll find a way in

Butterflies
Lead me with your lovely lies
With open seams and scattered dreams I've tried
Bye bye bye
Track Name: Delete
Don't stop
Pass by
We didn’t know that we’d survive
A simple start
I wasn't expecting to fly

I’d like to delete myself
Don't like to repeat myself
I’d like to delete myself
Don't like to repeat myself

It's no
But don’t go
Everyone’s getting old so quickly, what are we gonna do with this now
I’m so tired
I wasn’t thinking about kids and the future

I’d like to delete myself
Don't like to repeat myself
I’d like to delete myself
Don't like to repeat myself
Ohhh

Don’t stop the clock
Don’t mention the time
Eyes front and we’ll all be fine
Some sorry state
You left me in
Tearstained, scuffed and dazzling

I’d like to delete myself
Don't like to repeat myself
I’d like to delete myself
Don't like to repeat myself
Track Name: Minefields (Live from Lightship95)
Stranger. Lover.
Suck air and water
Minefields and murder
His breath I long for

I'm in the wrong place, my stomach is sick
As I flounder around trying not to lose sight of it
Nothing feels right – he's too far away
Let the planets collide cos there's no point in fighting them now

Ice flows through my veins
Hot love will soothe me
Steep hills and slate skies
My eyes in your eyes

I'm in the wrong place, my stomach is sick
As I flounder around trying not to lose sight of it
Nothing feels right – he's too far away
Let the planets collide cos there's no point in fighting them now
My eyes in your eyes

I'm in the wrong place, my stomach is sick
As I flounder around trying not to lose sight of it
Nothing feels right – he's too far away
Let the planets collide cos there's no point in fighting them...
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Track Name: In This Boat (Live from Lightship95)
In this boat I look for signs of morning
In these sails a bond I cannot keep
In this heart I hear a siren calling
Set to sea I turn my salty cheek

Don't wake up
Don't cry out

In these arms I hope for sweet surrender
In these veins I hunt for poetry
In this vessel floating to the future
Weeping weather fills the cold grey sea

Don't wake up
Don't cry out
Don't make a sound

Let tempest come
His won't be done
Illuminate my arrow

In this boat is all we ever needed
In this storm I know we will not drown
In this battleship far from homeland
Rock this body
I'll ride the wave back down

Don't wake up
Don't cry out
Don't make a sound

Confusion go - protect my home
On land or sea they won't take me
Let tempest come
His won't be done
Illuminate my arrow

You are an anchor
I am a wave
Track Name: Butterflies (Live from Lightship95)
Butterflies
Lead me with your lovely lies
With lonely lips and heavy hips I've tried
But I'll always lose to butterflies

But I don't mind
I'm not wasting my time
And though I won't be fine
I'll find a way in
I'll find a way in

Butterflies
Lead me with your lovely lies
With open seams and scattered dreams I've tried
Bye bye bye
Track Name: Exit Strategy (Live from Lightship95)
Sometimes I’m only talking to myself
Yeah I know you’re getting worried for my health
Leave it
I’m just a solitary soul

Sick of these pleasantries

All right
You can watch as I dissolve
But when I wake
I want you here to have to hold

You’re so tired of these
Drama queen tendencies

So I face my pretty tragedies
I contrive, survive
Little battles in my mind
Yeah I make my exit strategy
I deny, I don't try, I don't try

You say there’s nothing to fight
Ohoh but sometimes
All I can do is scream fire! fire! fire!

Squealing and wolfbiting
I’m tearing skin got to push all the good back in

And so I face my pretty tragedies
I contrive, survive
Little battles in my mind
Yeah I make my exit strategy
I deny, I don't try, I don't try

Blood and treasure
I love, I lose
Delivering
The blackest bruise
Saving face
Let’s beat retreat
Withdrawal doesn’t mean defeat
Track Name: Delete (Radio Edit)
Don't stop
Pass by
We didn’t know that we’d survive
A simple start
I wasn't expecting to fly

I’d like to delete myself
Don't like to repeat myself
I’d like to delete myself
Don't like to repeat myself

It's no
But don’t go
Everyone’s getting old so quickly, what are we gonna do with this now
I’m so tired
I wasn’t thinking about kids and the future

I’d like to delete myself
Don't like to repeat myself
I’d like to delete myself
Don't like to repeat myself
Ohhh

Don’t stop the clock
Don’t mention the time
Eyes front and we’ll all be fine
Some sorry state
You left me in
Tearstained, scuffed and dazzling

I’d like to delete myself
Don't like to repeat myself
I’d like to delete myself
Don't like to repeat myself