SOAK, THE Derry singer-songwriter whose music has been called "a vivid portrait of teenage deep-thinking," by The Guardian, and as having "snippets of Cat Power and the delicacy of Lykke Li" by the Noisey blog, is coming to Galway.
SOAK (aka Bridie Monds-Watson ), who released her debut album Before We Forgot How To Dream via Rough Trade last week, plays the Róisín Dubh on Friday June 12 at 8pm. Speaking about the album, the Derrywoman said: “People grow up and nobody believes in magic anymore, or you’re told to lower your expectations and that certain behaviour isn’t appropriate. This album is definitely about that time when you believed a bit more in things.”
Bridie has attracted much critical attention in recent times.The single ‘Sea Creatures’ was A-Listed at BBC Radio 1, and playlisted at 6Music and XFM. She has also been named a One To Watch for 2015 by iTunes, Spotify, and the BBC Sound Poll. Her most recent single ‘Blud’ is snapshot of a relationship in distress, written shortly before the artist's parents separated. The release of an early version of the song led to a deal with Rough Trade. Prior to this she toured with Tegan & Sara and George Ezra.
Support is from Rainy Boy Sleep and Rousseau. Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.