Soccer Mommy

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Soccer Mommy
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Soccer Mommy in 2018
Background information
Birth name Sophie Allison
Born Switzerland
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2015–present
Labels Fat Possum Records
Website [1]

Sophie Allison better known by her stage name Soccer Mommy is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Nashville, Tennessee.

History[edit]

Allison was born in Switzerland and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She attended Nashville School of the Arts, a speciality high school where she studied guitar and played in the swing band.[1]

She first picked up a guitar at age six, which prompted her to start making music.[2] She began posting home-recorded songs to Bandcamp as Soccer Mommy in 2015, during the summer when she was about to leave for college at New York University (where she studied music business). While in college, Allison played her first show as Soccer Mommy, at the community art space Silent Barn in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and shortly after landed a record deal with Fat Possum.[3] She dropped out of college after two years in 2017 to return to Nashville and pursue her music career.[4]

Since beginning her career as Soccer Mommy, Allison has released two full-length albums. Her first, For Young Hearts, was released in 2016 on Orchid Tapes.[5] Her second album, Collection, was released in 2017 on Fat Possum Records.[6][7][8][9][10] Her debut album proper, titled Clean, was released on March 2, 2018.[11]

She has toured with Mitski, Jay Som, Slowdive, Frankie Cosmos, Phoebe Bridgers and others.[12]She is currently on tour with indie singer-songwriter Liz Phair. She will join Paramore and Foster the People on the first half of their upcoming summer tour.[13]

Influences[edit]

Allison cites musicians Mitski, Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne as well as the cities of Nashville and New York as influences.[14][2] Lavigne's Under My Skin was the first CD she ever owned.[2]

Allison has said that her music is influenced by pop music and she strives to include catchy elements in her songs.[15]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Other releases[edit]

  • Collection (2017, Fat Possum)
  • For Young Hearts (2016, Orchid Tapes)
  • Songs From My Bedroom (2016, Soccer Tapes)
  • Songs For The Recently Sad EP (2015, self-released)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On Clean, Soccer Mommy Showcases How Disillusionment Can Lead to Growth". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2018-03-06. 
  2. ^ a b c "Soccer Mommy is 2018's chillest new rock star". The FADER. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  3. ^ "An Interview With Soccer Mommy On Tender, Insolent Indie Rock Debut". UPROXX. 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-03-06. 
  4. ^ Pareles, Jon (2018-02-28). "Soccer Mommy Confronts All the Disappointments of Love on 'Clean'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  5. ^ Rettig, James. "Stream Soccer Mommy For Young Hearts". Stereogum. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  6. ^ Rytlewski, Evan. "Soccer Mommy: Collection". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  7. ^ Lorusso, Marissa. "Songs We Love: Soccer Mommy, 'Out Worn'". NPR Music. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  8. ^ McDermott, Patrick. "Soccer Mommy Debuts "Allison," A Lonely-Sounding Song With A Video To Match". The Fader. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  9. ^ Duricy, Brian. "Soccer Mommy: Collection". PopMatters. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  10. ^ Daly, Rhian (28 July 2017). "What's the deal with Soccer Mommy?". Time Out. Retrieved 5 December 2017. 
  11. ^ "Soccer Mommy announces new album 'Clean'". DIY. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  12. ^ "Soccer Mommy". Fat Possum Records. Retrieved 2018-03-06. 
  13. ^ "Paramore Touring With Jay Som, Soccer Mommy | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2018-04-13. 
  14. ^ Kaplan, Ilana. "Soccer Mommy on How Nashville, Mitski & Taylor Swift Influenced Her Sound". Billboard. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  15. ^ "An Interview With Soccer Mommy On Tender, Insolent Indie Rock Debut". UPROXX. 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-03-06.