SOAK

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SOAK
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SOAK at the Way Back When festival, 2015
Background information
Birth nameBridie Monds-Watson
Born (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 23)
Derry, Northern Ireland
GenresIndie folk, dream pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2013–present
LabelsRough Trade
Websitesoakmusic.co.uk

Bridie Monds-Watson, better known by her stage name SOAK, is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter born in Derry in 1996.[1] SOAK's music has been described as 'a vivid portrait of teenage deep-thinking' by The Guardian.[2] She released her debut studio album Before We Forgot How to Dream in May 2015. “SOAK” is a phonetic portmanteau of “Soul” and “Folk”.

Career[edit]

In November 2014 she was revealed as one of acts on the BBC Sound of 2015 long list.[3] On 20 January 2015 she released her debut single "Sea Creatures".[4] She released her debut studio album Before We Forgot How to Dream on 29 May 2015 which won the Irish Choice Music Prize Album of the Year 2015 on Thursday March 3, 2016 at the annual awards ceremony held in Vicar Street in Dublin.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
IRE
[5]
UK
[6]
Before We Forgot How to Dream 19 37
Grim Town
  • Released: 26 April 2019
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Format: Digital download, CD
66
[7]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Blud"[8] 2014 Before We Forgot How to Dream
"B a noBody"[9]
"Sea Creatures"[10] 2015
"Digital Witness"[11] Non-album single
"Reckless Behaviour"[12] Before We Forgot How to Dream
"I Can't Make You Love Me/Immigrant Song"[13] 2016 Non-album single
"Everybody Loves You"[14] 2018 Grim Town
"Knock Me Off My Feet"[15] 2019
"Valentine Shmalentine"[16]
"Déjà Vu"[17]

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Title Other artist(s) Album
"Country Air"[18] 2019 None MOOMINVALLEY (Official Soundtrack)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Nominated Result
2015 Hyundai Mercury Prize Before We Forgot How to Dream Nominated[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Not so wet behind the ears". Irish Examiner. February 21, 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  2. ^ "One to watch: SOAK". The Guardian. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  3. ^ "SOAK makes BBC Sound Of 2015 longlist". RTÉ. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  4. ^ iTunes - Music - Sea Creatures - Single by SOAK
  5. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Soak". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  6. ^ "SOAK". Officialcharts.com/. Official Charts Company.
  7. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  8. ^ Day, Laurence (15 April 2015). "SOAK shares the video for the proper release of "Blud"". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Soak announces new single, 'B a noBody'". DIY. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Sea Creatures - Single by SOAK on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Digital Witness - Single by SOAK on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Reckless Behaviour - Single by SOAK on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  13. ^ "I Can't Make You Love Me / Immigrant Song - Single by SOAK on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Everybody Loves You - Single by SOAK on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  15. ^ Clarke, Patrick (10 January 2019). "SOAK reveals new single 'Knock Me Off My Feet' plus details of second album 'Grim Town'". NME. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Valentine Shmalentine - Single by SOAK on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  17. ^ Kenneally, Cerys (8 March 2019). "SOAK delivers dreamy banger "Déjà Vu"". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  18. ^ "MOOMINVALLEY (Official Soundtrack) by Various Artists". 19 April 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  19. ^ "Mercury Prize 2015 shortlist". BBC. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

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