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Pembrokeshire-born now London-based Bryde aka Sarah Howells is a woman with 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. Here she is performing songs from her 2018 debut album ‘Like an Island’. An Album that has been released to a host of glowing reviews, many comparing her to the likes of Radiohead, The XX, Warpaint, and Jeff Buckley. The album reached No.38 in the Official Indie Chart. Accompanied with a sold-out London show and a 35 headline tour of Europe followed by a long list of summer festivals and support shows with Joy Formidable. Bryde is on a roll and appears to have no intention of slowing down.

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Like An Island’ is the debut album from Bryde. Having spent the last 2 years building a solid fanbase and recognisable sound, this body of work showcases her stunning mix of light and dark, beautiful and heart-breaking, isolated and communal. ‘Like An Island’ was written between London and LA and credits include Bill Ryder Jones, Catherine J Marks (Wolf Alice, St Vincent, PJ Harvey) & Mandy Parnell (The XX).

‘Like An Island’ is released on the 13th of April via Bryde’s own label Seahorse Music. Bryde founded it to publish records by like-minded women and help make them more visible in a male-dominated industry. A sensibility of deep emotion and unbridled nature, not unlike that of Kate Bush, infuses Bryde’s work. This is her first album, but her previous two EPs are also top-notch. Her music lies at the mysterious nexus of folk, pop, and alternative rock.

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Bryde will set off on her biggest UK, IRE and EU tour so far. It’s a sprawling 30 date stretch in April and May that will see her peddling her inimitable brand of incisive lyricism and raucous rock and roll to her widest audience yet. This will be followed by a summer of festivals including Latitude, Boardmaster, Y Not, Standon Calling and more.

Classy, mature pop/rock from Sarah Howells – the mesmeric voice of Paper Aeroplanes. Featuring excellent songwriting and fine production, “Like an Island” is top quality music from beginning to end.

Emotion is central to Welsh-born Sarah Howells’ solo project Bryde, whether potently exalted, or hushed and tempered, Howells expresses with ferocious clarity and a strength of being that could withstand a hurricane. The full-length debut album collects a selection of already-released singles alongside a host of rather impressive new cuts, proudly chest baring the title: Like An Island.

The record lifts its title from a lyric nestled in track six [‘Euphoria’], illustrating the importance of language and meaning within the Bryde universe.”Coming out of the dark like an island,” Howells delivers hesitantly over a raw minor-key melody that incrementally softens to reach a blustered resilience. In a song which tackles internal darkness as an effort to overcome struggle, there’s something very admirable and inspiring to name a record in response to this acutely human pain: To admit the suffering but resist breaking under pressure. Possibly the most crucial element of Howells’ songcraft is her urgency and defiance to carry on, to never yield or break in spite of adversity. It is a powerful resistance that echoes great resonance to all who heed Howells’ sincere verse.

The record carefully allies tenderness adjacent to spiky dissonance, fragrant imagery with calmness of voice, transparency with volatile tugs of musicality. Bryde’s world is a harsh one but true, moments of comfort and recline rarely break through during its run-time, yet once they do, they offer versatility for the artist [‘Steady Heart‘ being one of these languid trailblazers]. Other highlights include blustery slow-burner ‘To Be Brave,’ wild-riffer ‘Flesh, Blood and Love‘ and crowd-pleasing tension-builder ‘Handstands.’

Howells masterfully examines the human condition on Like An Island: the self-editing, destructiveness, liberation, resilience, and overwhelming self-discovery. Told from a place of intimacy and recorded closely to detail every slight change in tone or cadence, Howells expertly captures the breadth of feeling the songs convey. Storms brew and distill a sensational, idiosyncratic performer on tracks like ‘Less‘ and ‘Peace.’ Through push and pull of heavy intensity vs. steady tranquility, the tracks offer a refreshing polarity in what makes Bryde’s work so interesting and compelling – as well as the prospect that each song structure will provide a plethora of twists and turns for its listener.

Although billed as a solo project, the landscape in which Bryde works is vast and expansive, and cannot be resigned to the makings of one single individual [the full-band live shows are just one example of this]. Howells heads the ship but she is one of many working behind the scenes to create this visceral exploration, with Catherine Marks and Mandy Parnell respectively assisting with mixing and mastering the album. Nevertheless, Howells writes and performs these songs – every word, every instrumental, every arrangement has poured out of her mind and onto the page, and this achievement alone deserves acknowledgement and due credit.

Like An Island in no respect feels like a debut record. Its astute self-awareness is not to be taken lightly, sculpting a passionate presentation of indie rock and singer-songwriter grit, fortified by a vocal ability of exceptional presence and a credibility that assures the artist’s longevity. Like An Island is a record of the heart: Sometimes heady, sometimes peaceful, sometimes restless – but never quiet.

‘Like An Island’ is released on 13th April 2018 via Seahorse Music

Bryde is Pembrokeshire-born, London-based Sarah Howells and an electric guitar, singing fierce and fragile songs about entangling and unravelling. Earning comparisons to Sharon Van Etten, PJ Harvey and Jeff Buckley, her powerful vocals, sharp, evocative lyricism and searing guitar tones have won plaudits.

“Wait” and “Help Yourself” from her debut EP were lauded by blogs and supported by Radio 1, BBC Introducing in Wales.

Summer 2016 saw Bryde perform at a number of UK festivals, including Green Man, Dot to Dot and How The Light Gets In, as well as embark on a whistle-stop tour of the US, taking in New York, Nashville and LA.

Whilst in LA she recorded a song for EP2 with Rufus Wainwright’s producer Chris Sorem. She then completed the EP recording three songs with Bill Ryder-Jones at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool. Its two singles, ‘Honey’, and Wouldn’t That Make You Feel Good? have already seen radio support from BBC 6music,

Bryde’s first offering is a tender, wiry piece of tearjerk folk-pop. The swirling, swollen textures and rippling electric guitars “..atmosphere builds, and twinkling teardrops of light appear – an electronic sound that somehow feels totally organic. If this is Bryde’s early work, there’s plenty to look forward to”.

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BRYDE – ” Desire “

Posted: December 11, 2017 in MUSIC
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Hello from the short days and long, lingering dark evenings of East London..
We made some moving images to accompany the release of “Desire”. Inspired by the idea of our least healthy desires and how they can ‘smother everything’. Thanks to Furball Films for their hardwork in creating this vision.
Also in case you missed it on-line, we announced our biggest ever European tour. Heading to everywhere from Galway to Ghent in Belgium. Very excited to meet some of you for the first time.

Filmed and directed by Rhys @ Furball Films Assisted by Jamie Ahye Produced by Bryde

 

The Deer Shed Festival is a truly fantastic, family-friendly festival that somehow manages to retain a quality of music and band choices, Its true to its roots, where other festivals sometimes feel like a compromise. It fills a great gap between a serious festival for music lovers like myself who like to see the newer bands on the gigging circuit and also find that hidden newcomer, plus where else can the kids have fun rather than having to send them to the usual token and half-hearted kids field/tent like you get at other festivals. Where else do you have a whole football sized area for swingball or make cardboard boxes into something from your imagination.  From the whole heap of things to make in the science marquees to running around the perimeter of the park for you morning run.

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My Pick of Bands to check out over the weekend

Friday

It could be a difficult evening ahead, as there is such a huge array of talented bands on all stages Teenage Fan Club are such an iconic indie band surely not to be missed having released their 10th album this year, but we have some returning bands both with terrific album releases this year to the festival Honeyblood are a duo I’ve seen many times now, they played the festival two years ago, Stina Tweeddale’s is a great guitar player with her distorted ringing guitar and vocal performance to match, the band present rage-filled, but beautifully written, songs along with Cat Myers’s powerful drum beats constantly driving them forward. Stina is a great front person and for just a duo their sound is huge.

Happyness are a 3-piece alternative rock band from London, All 3 members write the songs, they also have played Deer Shed previously and have a real charm, their latest album is just another stunning collection full of wonderful power pop tunes  which finally followed up their great debut album “Weird Little Birthday” that included one of the best songs about Arcade Fire ever “Montreal Rock Band Somewhere” . LP2 is called “Write In”, and it finds the UK indie rockers continuing to explore the lackadaisical, sardonic indie rock pastures .

In The Dock Stage, Manchester band Cabbage a five piece serving up an idiosyncratic, satirical attacks in the form of discordant neo post-punk.Cabbage have been the festival band of the year drawing huge crowds to the stage as the year progressed .

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Lets Eat Grandma Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth are another big addition with a very visual stage presence.

Jesca Hoop has a  captivating voice her set with Sam Beam at the End Of The Road last year was possibly one of the best musical and magical moments of the last year, Hoop has released another stunningly good album earlier this year “Memories Are Now” the resulting combination is powerfully evocative, with overarching themes of biology, nature and humanity.

Over on the Obelisk stage Hopefully avoiding line-up clashes the headliners here are a folk duo not to be missed are the beautiful Folk-Rock vocals of Josienne Clarke and the guitar talents of her bearded band mate Ben Walker. Together, Clarke and Walker , both 34, are one of Britain’s biggest folk acts, with five albums of beautifully textured, twilight songs, plus many years of treading the dusty boards of folk sessions and festivals, and a coveted Radio 2 folk award for best duo between them. Original songs have been part of Clarke and Walker’s arsenal since day one, and their latest album, “Overnight”, includes seven of them: beautifully drawn miniatures full of a melancholy reminiscent of early-70s singer-songwriters. Clarke writes the songs, “the squishy, lyrical stuff”, while Walker’s the arranger and planner.  If you love bands like Pentangle or Fairport Convention and the voice of Sandy Denny Don’t miss this twosome ,

The other artist not to be missed on the friday is Bryde, aka Sarah Howells of the band Paper Aeroplanes  Praise for the Welsh songwriter has been well-bestowed,  Bryde music deals with human psychology and the darker side of broken relationships with an infectiously defiant and life-affirming quality. Described as being about entangling and unravelling, it sways from fierce to fragile.

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I really hope there isn’t any clashes as if you can get to see these above bands already its as good as it gets a superb first day at the Deer Shed.

Saturday 

My picks for Main Stage would have to be King Creosote  also known as independent singer-songwriter Kenny Anderson from Fife with his current album “Astronaut Meets Appleman”. The first track to be shared is the album’s opener ‘You Just Want’. A seven-minute piece of hymnal drone-pop, its touchstones are the art of patience, scenes of mild bondage and Venus (in Furs) . On Astronaut Meets Appleman, King Creosote is still upsetting apple-carts and dealing with the fallout, still appraising love and life, the moon, the stars; tide tables, bagpipe scores, zeros and ones; mathematics, ticking clocks and the beat of our hearts.

Saturday includes one of my favourite bands  The Big Moon are a band I’ve seen this last two years around fifteen times great indie-pop songs full of fun and just glorious girls to boot. Based in London the four-piece girl band formed in 2014 by Juliette Jackson.[ Their debut album, “Love In The 4th Dimension was released early April 2017, containing a number of singles previously released on their EP, The Road.

The band is signed to Fiction Records and have toured internationally. The Big Moon played as backing band for Marika Hackman’s second album, I’m Not Your Man, concluding in live dates across America recently,

Check out the first artist to hit the Main Stage on Saturday Nilufer Yanya her set at Latitude was considered the best of the weekend intricate guitar work weaves around the West Londoner’s soulful vocals and jazz-flecked instrumentation.  She started performing at 18, the same year she released debut single “Waves” which she made for a college project. Rejected twice from a popular music degree, she took an artist development course and steadily graduated from the city’s open-mic scene to cooler stages, eventually supporting artists like Mitski and headlining her own shows.

Listen to the ‘The Florist’, the standout from recent EP ‘Plant Feed’ is a propulsive gem

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In the Dock Stage My other pick of the day is Goat Girl who bought out a cracking single earlier this year Their debut release track ‘Country Sleaze’ which you can hear below, was one half of a double A-Side released on Rough Trade Records last October . ‘Sleaze’ is probably an apt description for the gritty new track which packs a sludgy bass line, jangling guitar and some pure unchecked, uncensored criticism of the world right now: “I’m disgusted, I’m ashamed of this so-called human race”.

On the Lodge Stage make sure you catch the Liverpool band Hooten Tennis Club, The band’s second album ‘Big Box of Chocolates’ was produced by Edwyn Collins If their debut album, Highest Point In Cliff Town, was the band’s statement of intent, Big Box of Chocolates  is a record that retains all the colour and invention of their debut, while being elevated by richer instrumentation and lyrics that hint at slightly heavier themes: love and loss, nihilism and the ‘non-spaces’ of Northern England, all delivered in the band’s typically laconic, bittersweet style. The dozen tracks continue the band’s knack of combining catchy off-kilter riffs with droll storytelling; album narrators – vocalists and guitarists Ryan Murphy and James Madden – seem to straddle optimism and uncertainty with their lyrics, whether singing about their internal worlds or commenting on a motley cast of characters who turn up across the album’s 41 minutes to amuse, tempt or torment them. Whether fictional (the awkward genius Jimmy ‘looking shifty in his new shoes’) or real (Ryan’s ex-housemate immortalised in first single ‘Katy-Anne Bellis’), each character shares an equal platform, all revered in Hooton’s own low-key way.

The giant of a man B.C Camplight the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Brian Christinzio is the perfect showman with his dynamic and diverse take on BC Camplight’s epic pop pizzazz and simmering balladry combining eloquent songwriting with a self-destructive bent, he’s described himself as, “the guy who blew it.” Christinzio started playing piano aged just four, inspired by his mum’s Jerry Lee Lewis and Nilsson records and his Dad’s classical collection. But this sublime talent with the keening vocal and fearless approach to lyrical introspection has another chance.

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His album ‘How To Die In The North’, recorded in his newly adopted home of Manchester, England, is a fantastically rich, stylistically diverse trip. From dramatic, layered pop to a haunted take on Sixties sunshine-pop Beach Boy’s style, from blue-eyed soul to speedy surf-pop, from sparser piano balladry to psychedelic showstopper and a grand finale that’s part Nilsson and part Broadway showtune.

Sunday

Neil Hannon

The Main Stage headliner the Divine Comedy with the superb songs of Neil Hannon a welcome return from hyper-literate songsmith. With a new album “Foreverland” out now is another iteration collection of The Divine Comedy’s virtues – sumptuous, orchestral pop laced with lyrical acerbity. The new album highlight is the brilliantly song titled and perfectly judged Sinatra pastiche “I joined The Foreign Legion (To Forget)”.without a doubt they are the suitably ideal band to close the festival .

With the shimmering sounds of guitar-synths indie pop band Teleman ‘Brilliant Sanity’ was definitely one of the top albums of the year last year, the bands minimal sound has grown into something solid and substantial with constant touring and last years sold out tour. Teleman are currently working on their third album and therefore just playing just a few select festivals this summer.

Earlier in the day plus singer songwriter Hannah Lou Clark. Its a shame that the Dock Stage has no music whatsoever on the Sunday I would love to see another 4 bands present their talents to make the day and weekend complete . In the Lodge Stage I love the sound of the Sunderland based songwriter  Martin Longstaff  under the name The Lake Poets and then later the rockier psychedelic sound of Flaming Gods, Juanita Stern could be a hidden gem if you recall the band Howling Bells who made a great record on the Bella Union label then seemed to disappear she returns with her debut solo album ‘America’ to be released late july.

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So lots to see and so many things to do especially for the kids, my only criticism is I would like to see even more music each stage could do with one more band, to make this more than the perfect festival especially when there are bands like Lewis Capaldi, George Taylor ,Estrons, Girl Ray, Gurr, Dream Wife, Blaenavon, Pumarosa, The Wharves, Palace ,Our Girl (Sophie From The Big Moon’s other band), Mammut, Japanese House, Shame , Keir, Flyte , Stevie Parker, Lemon Twigs and Lucy Rose all crisscrossing the country this weekend , The Big Moon are playing three festivals just that day as are Cabbage plus I would love to see a few more USA artists passing through.

Spoken Word & Literary line-up

Owen Jones, Tim Dowling, Stuart Heritage, Amy Liptrot, Woody Woodmansey, Ken Scott, Vanessa Kisuule, Rob Cowen, Anthony Clavane, Kate Pankhurst, Dominic Berry, Rowan McCabe, Kate Fox, Paul Cookson, Lorna Mallet, Jenna Drury, Hoglets, Say Owt Slam Poetry, Shed Talks, Pip Theatre, Mud Pie Arts and A Thoughtful Place To Be.

The highlight to look out for here is Woody Woodmansey and Ken Scott From The Beatles to Bowie, Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust. Ken Scott best known as Beatles engineer and producer of no less than five classic David Bowie albums. Woody Woodmansey, meanwhile, is the Yorkshireman drummer from humble Driffield who boarded Bowie’s spaceship and became A Spider From Mars.

This unique event reunites them both. Ken will be talking about his new book Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust and Woody will wow Deer Shedders with tales from and not from his recent autobiography, before a joint audience Q&A. If you ever wanted to know what it was like to be in the studio with Beatles or share a bus with Ziggy Stardust, this is a very special chance to find out.

Comedy line-up .

John Shuttleworth, Hal Cruttenden, Justin Moorhouse, Ivo Graham, Josh Howie, Bec Hill, Tom Parry, Sarah Bennetto, Scummy Mummies, Nick Doody, Edd Hedges, Patrick Monahan, Dan Nightingale and Hannah Silvester.

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Welsh songwriter Bryde has attracted plenty of international acclaim in recent months and on recent single ‘Less’ she’s somehow reached another level. With the backing of BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and support from the Sunday Times, The Line Of Best Fit and Consequence of Sound momentum is increasing rapidly and her capacity show at The Great Escape last weekend has done nothing to suggest otherwise. Praise for the Welsh songwriter aka Sarah Howells has been well-bestowed since deciding to go solo from the band Paper Aeroplanes.

Leading the UK collection of rock revivalists and sparking obvious comparisons to acts including Mitski, Angel Olsen and Whitney with her heartfelt lyricism, Bryde’s reputation is growing .

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Produced by Bill Ryder-Jones.

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Bryde is used to being compared to certain Alternative Rock acts of the nineties – namely, PJ Harvey and Smashing Pumpkins. So, with that in mind ,and to accompany the live session of her Grunge-y song ‘Less’ the acts that influenced her formative years as a songwriter – the acts, she says, you Need to acquaint yourself with (if you’re too young to have known them the first time around).

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Sarah’s top of your Ten Women of the 90s playlist?
PJ Harvey! ‘Rid of Me’ is what I’ve aspired to ever since I first heard it – it’s so visceral. Also check out ‘Dress’, ‘Down By the Water’, ’50 Ft Queenie’, ‘Joe’ and ‘Sheela-Na-Gig’.
One of my other favourites next when I discovered Tori Amos..
I bought a cassette of her third album, Boys for Pele, during my school French exchange, and it literally changed my life! Then I discovered ‘Crucify’ – the first track from her debut album..
That’s my favourite Tori song too! Alongside ‘Northern Lad’..Then there was L7 – ‘Pretend We’re Dead’..
Well, if you haven’t heard about the time Donita Sparks pulled out a used tampon and threw it into the crowd at Reading Festival (in 1992), you have now. Enough said.

Also some Riot grrrl bands next?
Bikini Kill! Before Dream Wife, there was Kathleen Hanna. But if, like me, you were too young to fully embrace the Riot grrrl movement at the time, dive into a Bikini Kill album immediately.
En Vogue. Classic. Why ‘Don’t Let Go (Love)’?

Over halfway through – which brings us to Alanis Morrisette – ‘Forgiven’..
why Alanis is on this list, go and watch her sing ‘You Oughta Know‘ (Hyde Park, 1996) with Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins on drums! When I was much younger, I thought I’d never be a singer because I couldn’t sing as high as Alanis. So every time my parents went out, I’d try and sing along to Jagged Little Pill – I think it was quite painful for the neighbours!
Hole – ‘Doll Parts’. I remember jumping on my bed to it! I thought Courtney Love was so cool, because she went to fancy LA parties with chipped nail varnish! My first-ever band learnt ‘Celebrity Skin’ and played it three times at one gig.
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. I loved that album. ‘Ex-Factor’ will always be a classic.
Garbage. Shirley Manson was a Huge icon for aspiring female musicians.
And finally, Björk! a genius, in my opinion. Not only is she one of the world’s best producers, but she captures human emotion like no one else. And she’s been making music for over forty years. I bought the CD single of ‘Hyperballad’ and listened to it a million times. Vespertine is one of my top five albums of all time.
thats a great collection of Inspiration it’s a great list!
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Honeyblood – Babes Never Die

Honeyblood are back in formidable form. The Glasgow two-piece – front-woman Stina Tweeddale and drummer Cat Myers release their second album, the emphatically titled Babes Never Die. The follow-up to their eponymous debut, Honeyblood which arrived in 2014 as a surprise splash, crash-landing into many of the year’s most revered Best of Lists, with near-perfect score reviews from everyone from NME to DIY, and Mojo to Uncut. Ready for The Magic is a remarkable introduction to Honeyblood 2.0. Both one of their most intense and most intensely catchy tracks to date. It’s detuned doom riffage and disco-punk rhythms make space for a tornado of a chorus ode to “the explosive nature of infatuation”. The album was recorded with acclaimed producer James Dring (Jamie T, Gorillaz) during candle-burning sessions at London’s Fish Factory studios. “The title is my own mantra,” Stina says. “I think it’s something I tell myself every day. Indifference is a plague. Giving up and turning a blind eye will be the end of us. Never before has that been more true.

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Bryde  – EP2

Limited to 250 Copies. Taking thrilling dynamic cues from PJ Harvey’s early output, Bryde’s latest single Honey is a hard hitting sonic assault which sees the London artist turn up the electric guitars. It bears the indelible stamp of Bill Ryder- Jones who takes production duties. The outcome is an intensely gratifying salvo of unabashed attitude replete with lyrics that wouldn’t be out of place in a Courtney Barnett song: “you’re like a bad word, I think I misheard”. Since setting out as Bryde, Sarah Howells has proven herself to be one of the most singular vocalists and songwriters in British indie rock. She’s a powerful projectionist with a tonal range that will likely see her drawing a few comparisons to her international axe-wielding peers Angel Olsen, Mitzki and St Vincent.

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Palace – So Long Forever

Palace release their hugely anticipated spacious romantic pop debut album ‘So Long Forever’ on Fiction Records.

The album is a great summary of where Palace are as a band. It’s a culmination of very early songs and new ones. The album takes you on a journey through different emotions and ups and downs. It’s their distinctive blues sound mixed with atmosphere and epic reverb. One of the things the album deals with is loss and how they deal with those difficult situations. Whether you fall apart or it makes you stronger. ‘So Long Forever’ has been produced by Adam Jaffery (Beach Baby, Dev Hynes, Francis Lung) and mixed by Cenzo Townshend (The Maccabees, Florence and the Machine, Wild Beasts). For fans of Jeff Buckley, Come, The Maccabees and Fleet Foxes.

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Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions – Until the Hunter

Rough Trade Exclusive with a bonus CD featuring two extra tracks The Spider and She’s in The Wall. First album of new material in seven years from Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval.

Luckily nothing has changed in the world of Hope Sandoval (the queen of melancholy) – it’s still dreamy, blissful, sensual and like no one else. When the world first heard Mazzy Star in 1990 it was totally original and 26 years later she is still much copied but never bettered.

Standout cuts include Let Me Get There – a laidback duet with Kurt Vile, Treasure which mixes the Velvet Underground and Tindersticks and Liquid Lady which is all breathy vocals and film noir twang. It’s great to have Hope back – it really is.

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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats – A Little Something More From.

Global soul sensations, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats release a new EP. Featuring a combination of new tracks and live favourites, the 8 track collection marks the end of what has been a phenomenal 18 months for the Night Sweats. A sold out show at the 9500 capacity Red Rocks Arena in their hometown of Denver, Colorado. Amongst the upbeat anthems, all marked with Rateliff’s winning combination of soul and classic Americana, is Just To Talk To You, a stripped back, blues gem of a track. Reminiscent of 2010’s solo album In Memory of Loss, the slide guitar and warm, gentle vocal glide around each other, demonstrating Rateliff’s innate ability to make the space left in a song just as vital as the music.

Welsh singer-songwriter Bryde aka Paper Aeroplanes songstress Sarah Howells has been drawing approving comparisons to the likes of Angel Olsen and Mitski since releasing her EP1 earlier this year. The likeness doesn’t start and stop at the fact that she’s a female artist with an electric guitar, however; she’s displayed similar ferocity on songs like “Help Yourself” and open fragility on the song “Wait” Yet hers is a voice that deserves attention in and of its own right, something she’ll continue to prove with the November 4th release of EP2.

Already she’s shared the stomping track “Honey” from the next EP, and now she’s showing her bleaker side with “Wouldn’t That Make You Feel Good?”. The track is a moody number dripping with slow guitar plucks that sound like they’re slowly leaking through the darkness. Eventually, they burst through on a fiery bridge as as Bryde confronts a fracturing, unhealthy relationship: “Smoke and mirrors on bathroom walls/ They were never mine/ Never mind/ Just let me love you.”

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Calling it the darkest lyricism she’s ever explored, Bryde says that the song “is less about me than all the others I’ve written. My own experiences were a catalyst to becoming more interested in and reading about certain relationship dynamics and how people can become negatively intwined. Then the lyrics just became something I wrote with other people’s experience in mind. Like actors in a play. It’s about retrospect.”

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