Red hair and attitude – “A-Hole” Live from the Archive (2008)

Red hair and attitude – “A-Hole” Live from the Archive (2008)

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🎶 “Disarm” and my second album “Little Battles” are available on limited edition coloured vinyl – for the first time EVER – plus CD/download from my shop.

🎶 Browse my entire back catalogue – She Makes War and Penfriend – here.

This is a serious blast from the past, and I don’t even remember filming it, but I’m glad I did!

In 2008 I lived alone in a studio flat in Peckham (then I got my amazing dog Mister Benji and never lived alone again!), and was working hard to pull together songs for my debut album.

I recorded “Disarm” in winter 2009, so this is a very early performance of “A-Hole”, which is still one of my favourite songs from that album.

“Disarm” was released under the name She Makes War in September 2010. I made four and a bit albums under that name, putting music out from 2009-2019 before launching Penfriend in 2020.



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Sailor stripes and vocal loops – “Olympian” Live from the Archive (2012)

Sailor stripes and vocal loops – “Olympian” Live from the Archive (2012)

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Another previously unseen video from my sprawling archive, this live and loopy performance of “Olympian” was recorded in my first dedicated home studio space in South London in 2012. My friend painted the walls my favourite colour for me, but I forgot to push all the clutter *behind* the camera. Oops.

The loop pedal used in this video is the Boss RC20XL. I love the RC30 too. They’re all great, really. “Olympian” appears on my debut album “Disarm”, released under the name She Makes War.


🎶 “Disarm” and my second album “Little Battles” are available on limited edition coloured vinyl – for the first time EVER – plus CD/download from my shop.

🎶 Browse my entire back catalogue – She Makes War and Penfriend – here.


“Olympian”


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Live from the Archive – “Let This Be” and “Slow Puncture” from 2010

Live from the Archive – “Let This Be” and “Slow Puncture” from 2010

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In June 2010, three months before the release of my debut She Makes War album “Disarm”, I was invited onto The Painter’s Radio Show for a chat and to play some songs.

I was pretty terrified, having never done such a thing before in my solo guise, but looking back across the years I think the hint of outward nerves are pretty sweet, really.

The songs in this video are “Let This Be” and “Slow Puncture”, both from my debut album “Disarm”, released under the name She Makes War. Scroll down for the DIY pop videos I made for each song!


🎶 “Disarm” and my second album “Little Battles” are available on limited edition coloured vinyl – for the first time EVER – plus CD/download from my shop.

🎶 Browse my entire back catalogue – She Makes War and Penfriend – here.


“Let This Be” starring Regé-Jean Page (yep!)


“Slow Puncture”


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“Exotic Monsters” Live from The Launchpad

“Exotic Monsters” Live from The Launchpad

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On 29th June 2022 I beamed an online gig from my home studio The Launchpad into the homes of lovely music fans all around the world, celebrating one year of my album “Exotic Monsters”.

Here’s the title track reimagined for solo guitar and vocals.

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“Exotic Monsters” is the title track of my album “Exotic Monsters”.

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