Soak + Pillow Queens
Derry singer-songwriter SOAK is set to release her second album ‘Grim Town’ on Rough Trade records April 26th, and as part of her album launch tour she will perform at Live at St. Luke’s, Cork, on Tuesday 28th May, as part of her UK and Irish tour.
Bridie Monds-Watson, better known by her stage name SOAK, is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter born in Derry in 1996. SOAK's music has been described as 'a vivid portrait of teenage deep-thinking' by The Guardian. One of the Mercury Prize's youngest ever nominees, the record also won the prestigious Choice Music Prize for Album of the Year, the Northern Irish Music Prize, saw SOAK shortlisted for a Q Award ('Best New Act'), as well as taking home the European Border Breaker Award. With extensive global touring along the way - and extreme experiences which have taken her far beyond (but often back to) her close-knit hometown of Derry - Bridie has been hard at work on her forthcoming second album, and you can see her perform her new songs in the stunning surrounds of Live at St. Luke’s, May 28th.
Support on the night will come from the infectiously fun group Pillow Queens. While taking influence from artists from contemporary US DIY indie and punk scenes (such as Mitski, Waxahatchee, Hop Along, Cloud Nothings), Pillow Queens stay true to their Irish heritage, using Dublin colloquialisms in their lyrics and singing in thick Irish accents. Expect loud, smart lo-fi tunes.
Early booking is advised. Tickets (€20 + booking fee) are available from www.liveatstlukes.com/soak, Henchy’s Bar, or Pro Musica on Oliver Plunkett Street.
Published on 5 April 2019