Watch Phoebe Bridgers’ guitar-smashing performance on SNL

You could say she smashed it.


In what was arguably the biggest moment of her career, Phoebe Bridgers was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend, hosted by Schitt’s Creek’s Dan Levy.

Phoebe performed two songs, first ‘Punisher‘ single, ‘Kyoto’, and an astonishing performance of ‘I Know The End’, which finished with her screaming and smashing her guitar to pieces. Watch the performance above.

Playing with a full skeleton-clad band including strings, horns and keys her performance will go down as a special moment in recent SNL history. See her perform ‘Kyoto’ below.


SNL is watched by an estimated 10 million Americans every weekend – with countless more around the world watching on YouTube following the show. The programme is an incredible platform for any musician, but particularly those in the early stages of their career.

Phoebe Bridgers is nominated for four Grammys this year for her second album ‘Punisher‘, which we voted The Forty-Five’s album of the year. Speaking to her before Christmas, Phoebe said of the accolade:

“I’m on an indie label. Every time someone in my world gets nominated, it’s big for everyone. My grandpa, who I speak to every six months, has called me twice already. He’s so excited.”

Watch the video interview below:

This week, Phoebe Bridgers joined a growing movement of women led by actor Evan Rachel Wood, speaking out against Marilyn Manson who they have accused of sexual assault and abuse. “I went to Marilyn Manson’s house when I was a teenager with some friends,” Bridgers tweeted. “I was a big fan. He referred to a room in his house as the ‘r*pe room’, I thought it was just his horrible frat boy sense of humour. I stopped being a fan. I stand with everyone who came forward.”

The Forty-Five stands with Evan Rachel Wood and every other woman to speak out against abuse.

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