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Soak Announces One New Zealand Show

Soak Announces One New Zealand Show

Thursday 26th March, 2015 9:42AM

Bridie Monds-Watson, aka Soak, will be performing at one intimate show at Auckland's Golden Dawn Tavern next month. Named by The Guardian as 'one to watch', the 18-year-old musician from Northern Ireland is heading downunder off the back of a stunning set at SXSW in Texas last week. Her visit this way precedes the release of debut album Before We Forgot How To Dream, which will be coming out late-May via Rough Trade and Rhythmethod. Here are the details for her upcoming show...


Soak
Saturday 18th April, Golden Dawn, Auckland


Watch the recently released clip for 'Sea Creatures' featuring Soak and her skateboard...


PRESS RELEASE:

SOAK will play a very intimate show at Auckland’s The Golden Dawn Tavern on Saturday 18th April.
Door sales only.

Ticket buyers on the night will be get a free download of single,‘B a noBody’

SOAK is 18-year-old Derry, Northern Ireland based Bridie Monds-Watson. She is currently on a UK tour playing exclusively at skate parks and skate gear shops.

The much talked-about 18 year old Northern Irish singer/songwriter SOAK has just spent a week in Austin, Texas, wowing crowds at the annual SXSW music conference. She was described by Consequence of Sound as "the only performer to stun the crowd to silence", and the NY Times said "I saw a lot of great stuff at SWSX. But I have to choose one. She’s 18... But amazing — and I very much doubt I’ll get this close again"

SOAK's new video for 'Sea Creatures' draws together the narratives of various characters via one life-changing event, and was filmed (often with just Bridie and her skateboard) at the crack of dawn around London’s Olympic Park. 'Sea Creatures' has been picked up by the BBC.

Before We Forgot How to Dream is a stunning snapshot of SOAK’s formative years growing up in Northern Ireland, touching variously on the themes of isolation, family and what to do with your future. Already compared with the likes of Laura Marling and Beach House, Bridie has been a rising star in her hometown of Derry since the age of 14, when a chance uploading of the ‘Sea Creatures’ demo to the BBC Introducing playlist saw A&R board the next flight over and park up outside the Monds-Watson’s household. Yet SOAK rushed into nothing, instead splitting her time between studies, the local skate-park and daunting early shows (such as opening Derry’s tenure as City of Culture hours before a GCSE exam).

Things moved forward last year, when Bridie teamed up with CHVRCHES for their launch of a singles label, toured with George Ezra and Tegan & Sara, before signing a deal with Rough Trade the same summer most of her friends got their A-Level results. Produced alongside Tommy from Villagers, her debut album traces SOAK’s extraordinary journey to this point, and marks Bridie’s graduation from raw talent to a significant songwriter for the years ahead. It seems also to speak of those more universal joys and fears of adolescence, before we, too, forgot how to dream.

Auckland’s The Golden Dawn Tavern on Saturday 18th April.
Door sales only.

Ticket buyers on the night will be get a free download of single, ‘B a noBody’





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