We caught up with London-based Welsh songwriter Bryde ahead of her set at The Tipping Point showcase down in Brighton next week. Find out what she had to say below:

1.First off, how excited are you to be heading down to Brighton for The Great Escape this year and playing our showcase?

VERY EXCITED! Absolutely LOVE playing gigs at the moment. We’re a tight trio now in all ways…musically…socially?!

2.It must be pretty nice receiving all these comparisons to the likes of Angel Olsen, Whitney and Mitski at the moment, would you say they’re major influences on your sound/direction?

I love all three of these acts but they’re not influences on me at all to be honest! I grew up listening to Alanis Morrisette (who Mitski sounds a lot like I think) and early PJ Harvey, discovered Hole later on then Elastica and Jeff Buckley, The National, Radiohead, TORI. I’m very happy to be compared to talented people though. Always!

3.Is this your first time performing at The Great Escape? Have you played in Brighton before?

I played The Hope & Ruin as part of my very first headline tour last year. Haven’t played TGE before no.

4.You released your latest single ‘Less’ a few months ago, how happy are you with the reception so far? 

Over the moon with the reception it’s had from press. It’s had some lovely radio support at BBC Radio 1 and Radio X, Radio Wales, Amazing Radio etc though I personally think it’s worthy of a lot more, but I would say that 🙂

5.What are your plans for the rest of the year? Plenty of touring/releases?

I have a few lovely festivals to play at such as Deer Shed and I’m planning to be recording over the summer months as well as writing the last few songs for the album. Then the first single from my debut album will be out in October 2017!

6.Why should festival goers come and see you at TGE? Any surprises planned for the show?

They should come see us because it’s usually quite intense. I like to swing between fierce, rousing songs and quiet, still songs because I feel like we all have a wealth of emotions in us that need expressing or releasing.

7.Any final words?

Pineapple is my favourite emoji right now.

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