Presented by: BBC Introducing/ PRS For Music
Wednesday, March 18
10:00PM - 10:40PM
512 San Jacinto St
SOAK has won widespread praise, and comparisons ranging from Laura Marling to Cat Power, for her textured tales of adolescence, family and friendship. Still just 18 years old, Bridie Monds-Watson has been performing in her home of Derry since the age of 14, where she’d split her time between studying, the local skate-park, and her burgeoning songwriting (touring in the school holidays, and launching Derry’s City of Culture hours before a GCSE exam). Then, in 2014 she became the first signing to CHVRCHES' singles label, releasing the beautiful 'Blud' and touring with the likes of George Ezra and Tegan & Sara. In the same summer that most of her friends got their A-Level results, SOAK penned an album deal with Rough Trade Records and aired the beautiful 'B a noBody'. Her forthcoming album will cement Bridie Monds-Watson's ascent from a raw talent to a unique artistic voice for 2015 ("a vivid portrait of teenage deep-thinking...intricate, ambiguous psychodramas" Guardian).