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Introducing: Soak

Wednesday 29 April 2015

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Words Ailis Mara

Barely 18 and with a guitar in her hand for what seems like less time than I last bought a decent pair of shoes (reminds me I must go shopping for some new wheels), it’s quite staggering how little Derry angel Bridie Monds-Watson AKA SOAK has managed to craft such a huge following that has allowed Radio 1 to snap her up for their Big Weekend, Brighton for The Great Escape Festival, various whistle stop tours of Europe ….. Oh and a headline tour of the US!

Not forgetting to mention that Soak is gearing up to release a quite special debut album out on June 1st. I’m pretty confident that if angels are truly the things of reality, then songs in Derry colloquialisms with simple but beautiful acoustic guitar chords take the form of this young lady.

The Reminder…

Name:   SOAK

Hometown: Derry, Londonderry

Members: Bridie Monds-Watson

Releasing… Debut Album, ‘Before We Forgot How to Dream’ out 1st June 2015

You’ve gotta hear: ‘Be a noBody’

See her live:

May 14th – 16th – The Great Escape, Brighton
May 23rd – 24th – Radio 1 Big Weekend, Norwich
June 4th – Bush Hall, London
June 5th – Sacred Trinity Church, Salford
June 6th -7th No Tomorrow Festival, Nottingham
June 10th – Empire Music Hall, Belfast