Welsh songstress Bryde will bring her “powerful pop songcraft” to the Bodega, Nottingham on 21 April, as part of a 17 date UK & Eire tour.
Hailed as “sensational” by The Sunday Times for her “Feral Guitar [and] Torn-from-the-chest lyrics”, this bright new talent is readying the release of her debut album ‘Like An Island’. Recorded between LA and London, the album will be released on her own independent and female-centric label Seahorse Music this April. Striking a masterful balance between spacious atmospherics and out-and-out rock, Bryde comes recommended for fans of Warpaint, PJ Harvey, Big Thief…
Bryde delivers her brutally cathartic debut LP ‘like an island’ on 13th April, preceded by lead single ‘To Be Brave‘.
After setting up her label Seahorse Music to publish records by like-minded women and help make them more visible in a male-dominated industry, BRYDE finished up her debut LP Like An Island flitting between London and LA.
Exploring themes of independence, liberation, and relationships, her inimitable brand of candid indie rock is realised with mixing help from Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, PJ Harvey and St Vincent), and mastering by Mandy Parnell.
Lyrically, London based Bryde finds intense internal poetry in everyday adversity. While concentrating thematically on life and human interaction, her songwriting persona wears her bruised yet resolute heart on her sleeve.
For the Wales-born songwriter, it’s not just the technical precision of her lyrics that resonate with a widening fan base, it’s also her vocal delivery. On her latest song, To Be Brave, Bryde’s voice carries us beyond the imprecision of words into feelings we all know but can’t delineate.
As she says: “To Be Brave was written as kind of a soft squeeze of the hand to many friends who have, like me, been through many a dark period and put on a brave face and just got on with it. It’s a comment about how we all live out certain episodes of our lives in such a public setting these days that I feel we almost edit them to appear flawless, nothing but smiles.”.
To Be Brave is a shock to the system of preconceived notions about the style of artist Bryde is. She’s rock and roll for sure, but protean and poetic, a rocker in the vein of Patti Smith.
So far industry support for Bryde has come from Nylon, DIY, TLOBF, the
‘Like An Island‘ comes out on Bryde’s own label Seahorse Music on the 13 of April and will be available to preorder. Support in the form of Women Make Music fund from PRS has been awarded to assist its release.
Bodega, Nottingham on 21 April