SOAK has been awarded the prestigious Choice Music Prize for Album of the Year for beautiful debut album ‘Before We Forgot How to Dream’. Having been shortlisted for the 2015 Mercury Prize – the youngest female nominee for seven years – the 20-year-old Derry songwriter has also been nominated for a Q Award (‘Best New Act’) and won both the Northern Irish Music Prize and the European Border Breaker Award.
With competition from the likes of Roisin Murphy and Villagers, accepting the prize from U2’s Adam Clayton on stage at Dublin’s Vicar Street last night Monds-Watson, said: “Thank you so much for this – this is genuinely unbelievable. This shows that no matter your age, you can really go out and do anything you want to do. And you should. I feel, like, class.”
Currently writing new material in and around an extensive US tour through March, Bridie has additionally lined up a London show at Koko for March 22nd as well as an early confirmation for Field Day festival and On Blackheath.
UK DATES – MARCH 2016
22 LONDON KOKO (Tickets on sale via www.soakmusic.co.uk)
11 LONDON Field Day Festival