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Thu, 14 Nov





Time & Location

14 Nov 2024, 19:30 – 23:30

Newport, 14 High St, Newport NP20 1FW, UK

About the event

Bryde aka Sarah Howells, is a woman and an electric guitar, playing fierce and fragile songs. Swaying from vulnerable to uncompromising within one verse and chorus, Bryde’s music is honest and furiously authentic.

Fans have compared the music to acts as varied as Stevie Nicks, The Cranberries, Jeff Buckley, Lucy Dacus and even Taylor Swift. Intrigued by psychology and the inner workings of relationships Bryde’s songs hold close a defiant and life-affirming quality. Described as being about “entangling and unravelling” they move from tender and delicate, to tough and unforgiving.

Bryde established her ethereal indie-rock sound early on, working with producers such as Jolyon Thomas ( Royal Blood) and Bill Ryder-Jones (Saint Saviour) Radio support reflected this coming from the likes of Huw Stephens on Radio 1, 6music, playlist on BBC Radio Wales.

Over the course of three albums Bryde has opened for Rufus Wainwright, played Green Man and Latitude festivals, sold-out several London headliners, and toured Europe and the US. Debut album Like an Island, mixed by Catherine Marks (Boy Genius, Alanis Morrisette) Third album Still, released in July 2021 was nominated for the Welsh Music Prize.

Since then Bryde has released a steady stream of songs from covers of the Tori Amos classic Silent All These Years The National’s Brainy, to recent release, Change Your Mind EP.

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