Pembrokeshire- born, London-based Bryde aka Sarah Howells, Is a girl and an electric guitar playing fierce and fragile songs. Now two EPs into her career, having released the stunning, Bill Ryder-Jones produced “EP2” in November 2016, early comparisons have been Sharon Van Etten, Ben Howard and PJ Harvey.
Featuring the amped-up singles “Honey” and “Wouldn’t That Make You Feel Good?”, the release received press coverage from the likes of Sunday Times, Consequence Of Sound, The Line Of Best Fit and CLASH and airtime on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6. Alongside “EP1” it has cemented Bryde’s position at top table of new electric guitar-wielding, lyrically-biting female artists alongside the likes of Angel Olsen, Mitski and St. Vincent.
Bryde’s music deals with human psychology and the darker side of broken relationships but with an infectious defiant and life-affirming quality. Described as being about entangling and unravelling, it sways from tender and delicate, to tough and unforgiving, drawing reviews that reflect this. Early radio support come from the likes of 6music, playlist on BBC Radio Wales and supported by Maz on Radio X & Huw Stephens on Radio 1.