Bryde, real name Sarah Howells, is a welsh singer-songwriter who is probably best known for being one part of indie-folk band Paper Aeroplanes. Bryde is the solo project which Howells started in 2015, and since then she has had airplay on BBC Radio 1, as well as being named BBC Introducing’s Artist of the Week.
Howells has featured across many genres, probably most famous for her folk and indie sound, but she has made notable waves in trance music. Her work has been picked up by Armin Van Buuren, who played ‘Out of the Sky’ in his ASOT 500 broadcast, and included it in his compilation album A State of Trance 2008.
The singer describes herself “as a girl [with]an electric guitar singing fierce and fragile songs”, which couldn’t be more apt. Her unique combination of strength and sorrow aligns her as a female Ben Howard, but with more gusto. Her voice is light like Laura Mulvey, but her powerful delivery positions her with PJ Harvey.
Her new single, ‘Less’, has been making huge waves. It’s even been praised by saying that “there is nothing else quite like ‘Less’ around right now.” Her hard-hitting vocals with her raw, personal delivery make her one to watch, not just in the metaphorical sense but the literal too.
Her upcoming tour is spanning across the UK, starting in Camden on the 19th of April, and is not one to be missed.
Grab your tickets here.