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HANNAH BROWN + BRYONY WILLIAMS + WATERMARK
Originally from Nottingham, Hannah Brown made the journey across to the West Midlands in pursuit of her music. Since then, Hannah’s campaign has been a persistent one. From recording demos in her bedroom to playing headline shows, she has developed a faithful following of music lovers willing to have their hearts wrenched by sweet-yet-soulful vocals.
Whilst performing across the UK, Hannah has garnered support from BBC Introducing with radio play across the East and West Midlands. Following the release of Hannah’s first EP in 2015, recorded at the iconic Highbury Studios, she has gone on to work with producers Rob Derbyshire and Ben Stancombe. Her second EP – “Better For This” – showcases these collaborations whilst capturing a significant point in her young adulthood. Featuring songs of guilt, anxiety and self-acceptance, the record is tied together with a sense of bravery and melancholic hope.
2018 proved to be a turning point for Hannah both creatively and professionally, with the introduction of a bigger live setup that debuted in late July. Hannah’s first single with the band – “Further Away” – will be released in early 2019. The song features a more aggressive delivery than listeners are used to, with powerful guitars and an assured vocal to match. It comes as a response to the challenges faced by current society, particularly for young people in a restless Britain.
Listen to ‘Further Away’ below:
Previously in the electro-pop duo Field Harmonics, since going solo Bryony Williams has developed and refined her music over the past three years, culminating in the critically acclaimed and recently released EP, Conscious. This new musical direction has resulted in Bryony being highlighted as one of the ‘25 to watch in the Midlands in 2019’ by BBC WM and shortlisted for ‘Best Record’ by Birmingham Music Awards 2019, and has shared the stage with the likes of Hazel English, Stevie Parker, Charlotte Carpenter, Martha Ffion, Japanese Breakfast and The Goon Sax.
Bryony’s music has developed into dreamy, hook laden indie-pop-folk soundscape; taking influence from the likes of Anna Calvi, Cocteau Twins, and Marika Hackman. Her personal politics and the need to break the patriarchal industry structures have driven Bryony to found her own DIY label, Grrrl Groannn.
“With a knack for writing frank and ambitious gritty alt-pop, this Midlands-based musician is one to watch out for in 2018.”– Record of the Day
“Every now and then an artist comes along who excites you and just grabs your attention, Bryony Williams is that artist.” – KMMReviews
“Bryony exudes a PJ Harvey-esque epic”– Indie Midlands
“Like Anna Fox Rochinski, Kim Gordon or even Girlpool, Williams can display fragility, anger and sadness all within one song.”– BrumNotes Magazine.
Listen to ‘Little Tree’ below:
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