Exciting new London solo-artist Bryde released her debut EP, simply entitled EP1, in May 2016 via Seahorse Music. The release contains previous singles “Wait” and “Help Yourself” alongside two brand new tracks (“Nectar” and “To Be Loved”) which have already been making an impact at her live shows around the country.

Earning comparisons to Sharon Van Etten, PJ Harvey, Jeff Buckley and London Grammar, her powerful vocals, sharp, evocative lyricism and searing guitar tones have won plaudits from the likes of NYLON, The 405 and The Line Of Best Fit, with the latter declaring Bryde’s heady concoction as “tearjerk folk-pop”.

Radio support has come from Tom Robinson and Chris Hawkins on 6Music as well as Huw Stephens on Radio 1 (who also added “Help Yourself” to his Best of BBC Introducing playlist). Summer 2016 will see Bryde perform at a number of UK festivals, including Dot to Dot, How The Light Gets In and Swn, before embarking on a headline UK tour this autumn.

Bryde Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Help Yourself’ below:

Plus support from ME FOR QUEEN

Me for Queen aka Mary Erskine is inspired by people and their stories. Growing up feral in rural Fife, Scotland in a big old house near the sea, she started writing songs when she was 13, around the same time that she started dressing herself. At this time music was her method of making her mark against four older siblings, and getting out of the washing up.

Years of classical training together with a Blues guitarist for a father make for an interesting mix of Soul and Folk. Me For Queen’s piano-based songs draw obvious comparisons to Regina Spektor and Carol King but manage to fuse hints of Kate Bush and Laura J Martin.

The new EP Who I am and What I am For is poised for release in November on Seahorse Music.

Me For Queen Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter 

Watch the video for ‘White Bike’ below:

Plus support from CHARLEY MACK

Charley Mack, guitarist for local Birmingham band Frank, shows off her other side to music. Accompanied by Guitarist Lewis Pick, to create a vibey and relaxed atmosphere with influences from King Krule to John Mayer.

Plus support from EVE SINGLETON

Eve Singleton is 16 year old singer songwriter with a soulful and jazz influenced sound. She released her first EP Famous Nobody in 2014, and has been gigging non-stop since!

Eve Singleton Links: Youtube | Facebook | Twitter 

Watch the video for ‘My Third Best Friend’ below: