Derry songwriter SOAK is streaming her debut album ‘Before We Forgot How to Dream’ in full, one week ahead of its 1st June release on Rough Trade.
Bridies Monds-Watson’s first work sticks to the simple, affecting songwriting style led by last year’s ‘Blud’ single. But as evidenced by ‘Sea Creatures’, there’s a sense of expansion running through the LP. Anything but a minimal, standard fare acoustic work, it’s a daring debut that’s more than open to new ideas.
El Hunt’s review says SOAK “writes astutely” about “boredom, confusion and love” with “believe, all-absorbing honesty”.
SOAK will play Latitude (16th-19th July) and Positivus (17th-19th July), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.