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Since emerging onto the UK indie scene with her debut EP 'Wanderlust' in 2016, singer-songwriter, Bryony Williams has been writing, performing and self-releasing her music ever since.

 

With Wanderlust acting as just a starter, Bryony officially launches her music career with her second EP, 'Conscious'. Whilst also a student at this time, she collaborated with her fellow creative classmates to produce music videos for her tracks 'Narrative Form', 'Whirlpool' and 'Silhouette'. 

Her single, 'Honey' received a rave review in Record of the Day and her EP was nominated for 'Best Record' by the Birmingham Music Awards in 2019. Bryony's local BBC Introducing station named her 'Artist to Watch' and selected her song, 'Little Tree' as their Track of the Month, as well as being playlisted on 6 Music's Tom Robinson's Mixtape and Amazing Radio shows by Shell Zenner and Charlie Ashcroft.

 

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From the DIIV-indebted stomping grooves of lead single ‘Whirlpool’ to the pulsating overlaps of Hypnosis, Conscious is a powerful body of work, buoyed by Williams’ smooth voice and introspective lyrics.
Counteract Mag (2018).

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During this time, Bryony was carving out a name for herself in the local Birmingham indie music scene and supported major touring artists
(Hazel English, isaac gracie, The Goon Sax, Liz Lawrence, The Japanese Breakfast, Stevie Parker, Peaness, A.A. Williams). With thanks to BBC Introducing West Midlands and Shropshire, Bryony performed on BBC Introducing stages at Camper Calling and Boudica festival, as well as going on her first UK tour as a solo artist. 

 

After completing her Masters’ degree in Media & Cultural Studies in 2019, Bryony took a hiatus to go backpacking across S.E Asia and Australia, but the trip was cut short due to the Covid-19 outbreak. During UK lockdown, Bryony began songwriting again, and music friend, Joe Booley, approached to release these songs on his DIY label, Beth Shalom Records. Working with her producer, Matthew Pinfield, they recorded the 5-track record in the span of six days during a lockdown break in the Summer of 2020.

The 'State I’m In' EP acts as a huge milestone for Bryony; gaining reputable reviews from Louder Than War, CLUNK Magazine & God is in the TV, with Louder Than War describing it as “her most accomplished, nuanced work to date”. With her label, a run of 150 limited edition vinyl records were pressed, combining her two EP's (State I'm In and Conscious) to make an 11-track album. Over half of the records were sold by the time of release through her Bandcamp store, whilst also selling out at HMV, Rough Trade, Amazon, and Resident Brighton.

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“The Wolverhampton songwriter’s third EP is a true under-the-radar gem. With doses of riff-fuelled pop lining up alongside slow-burning anthems, it’s refreshing to hear light and shade being navigated with such ease. Fans of other contemporary storytellers such as Courtney Barnett or Declan McKenna may well find a home for this brilliant collection”.

- Charlie Ashcroft, Record Collector Mag (2020)

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In 2021, Bryony hit the road with her band for her first headline UK tour, followed by opening up for James on their 2021 Arena Tour warm-up show in her hometown of Wolverhampton and performing in front of a 2,000+ crowd and being interviewed by BBC Midlands Today.

 

The following year, Bryony performed at Dot To Dot Festival (Notts) and was short-listed out of thousands of applicants to perform at Glastonbury, Y Not! & Greenman Festival. At this point, Bryony had resumed travelling and quenching her thirst for culture and experience, which all fuelled her fire to begin writing and recording her debut album.

"Bryony and her band come out onto the stage to a warm welcome. Now you would think being given such a big opportunity that they would be a bit nervous but no! In fact it is the opposite as they rip through their set with confidence, grabbing their big opportunity with both hands. Bryony interacts with the crowd like a seasoned pro, cracking a joke and a smile, and clearly grabbing the crowds attention while gaining a new fan base."
- Moshville Times (2021)

After spending time away to write and record, Bryony composed original music for BBC teen drama series, Phoenix Rise, which funded the production of Bryony's debut album, 'You Are Here'. By July '23, the album was complete and it is now set to be independently released throughout 2024 on both vinyl and digital. 

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- Dead Good Blog -

"It's great to see an artist grow over time who has so much to offer, especially someone as genuine and humble as Bryony."
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