SOAK returns to the US for new dates


SOAK is coming back to the US in a month and it’s her first ever visit with a backing band! SOAK is nineteen-year-old Bridie Monds-Watson. She released her intimate, critically acclaimed debut album, Before We Forgot How To Dream, last summer via Rough Trade Records. 2015 was a banner year for her as the album was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize – with SOAK the youngest female nominee in seven years. She was also nominated for a Q Award for Best New Act, and she won both the Northern Irish Music Prize and the European Border Breaker Award.

Bridie started writing songs when she was thirteen years old. An early demo of “Sea Creatures” made the rounds and got the attention of BBC Introducing and also saw numerous A&R folks board the next flight to her Irish hometown of Derry. She rushed into nothing, continuing to find her confidence as an artist, and as a young woman. She came out unremarkably to her parents at age fourteen, got her first (of nineteen, and counting) tattoos at age sixteen, and divided time between studying, a skateboarding obsession and her songwriting as SOAK.

Vividly capturing the rollercoaster of adolescence, Before We Forgot How To Dream is a coming-of-age album that traces not only SOAK’s extraordinary journey through her own life thus far, but also more universal themes of wisdom earned, friendship and family, and the thrill and anxiety of the wide-open future.

SOAK headlining shows

May 20 – Austin, TX – The North Door
May 24 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
June 20 – Columbus, OH – Wexner Center
June 21 – Toronto, ONT – Velvet Underground
June 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
June 24 – Washington, DC – DC9
June 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle


May 29 – Napa Valley, CA – BottleRock Napa Valley
May 30 – George, WA – Sasquatch Festival


May 21 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (outside lawn)
May 22 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
May 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
May 27 – San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre
May 28 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
May 31 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
June 1 – Vancouver, BC – Deer Lake Park
June 7 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 8 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 10 – Kansas City, MO – KC Live! At the Power & Light District
June 11 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theater At Old National Centre
June 12 – St.Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
June 14 – St.Paul, MN – Myth
June 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theatre
June 19 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre