Four years of Penfriend!!!

Four years of Penfriend!!!

Four years ago TODAY I launched my Penfriend solo project after 10 years of releasing music under another name.

People told me it would ruin my career, that starting a new music project at the age of 39 was a doomed endeavour, that no-one would be able to find me online any more. But I knew I had to make a change – and with that change, my creativity blossomed again.

I have no regrets.

Sometimes I wonder whether fans of my previous project She Makes War think I fell off the edge of the planet, but then I remember they probably know how to use a search engine.

Things would have been very different if I hadn’t cultivated a mailing list, so here’s your semi-regular invitation to receive a FREE 12-track album and 31-page zine when you sign up.

You’re ace. Thank you!

Laura xxx

PS tonight I’m celebrating sea-themed songs from six solo albums in a FREE online gig called “She Sings Sea Songs”. Sailor hats optional, lispy tonguetwisters definite.

Music starts at 8pm, hang out in the chatbox from 7.45pm.

PPS the song that ended up being the transition between She Makes War and Penfriend is “Seashaken”. Grab the SMW demo recording here and watch the brand new Penfriend music video here, shot on the North Friesan island of Sylt in early March.

PPPS I wrote about my reasons for changing artist name here.

PPPPS – just kidding. Maybe sea you tonight? Xxx


I’m proud and very thankful to be a fully fan-funded artist, so if you’d like to stay involved and continue to support the making of new music, writing and videos:

🎁 Get your FREE 12-track album + 31-page PDF zine of stories, photographs and artwork here.

❤️ Get immediate access to my entire digital archive (close to 200 tracks!) plus additional ongoing Member Perks by joining The Correspondent’s Club on Patreon!

🎸 Listen to my latest solo album “Exotic Monsters” and browse my back catalogue.

🎥 Watch my videos for adventures in sound & songwriting.

💬 Chat with me on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

See you soon xo

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