SOAK announces worldwide headline tour

SOAK announces worldwide headline tour


SOAK has announced details of an extensive worldwide headline tour, including a Gorilla, Manchester on Wednesday 4th November, which goes on sale today.


The beautiful debut album, 'Before We Forgot How To Dream', is out this Monday via Rough Trade, but streaming upfront via NPR. Forthcoming single 'Blud' - an early version of which was released via CHVRCHES' singles label - is now playlisted at 6Music and Radio 1, whilst SOAK begins a sold-out UK tour this week, with a just-announced London in-store at HMV followed by Bush Hall on June 4th. 


Already on the receiving end of significant critical acclaim, 'Before We Forgot How To Dream' is a record which traces 19-year-old SOAK's extraordinary journey in her career thus far, and also tackles those more universal themes of friendship, family or what to do with your future. She started writing songs at the age of thirteen, before an early demo of ‘Sea Creatures’ lit a fuse which picked up the attention of BBC Introducing and also saw A&R board the next flight to Derry (parking up outside the unsuspecting Monds-Watson household). Yet SOAK rushed into nothing, continuing to find her confidence as an artist and as a young woman. Having toured in the school holidays – Tegan & Sara, George Ezra - got her first tattoo (of 19) and completed her studies, things moved forward in 2014, when the soft-release of ‘Blud’ won widespread acclaim and ultimately led to a deal with Rough Trade the same summer most of her friends got their A-Level results.


People grow up and nobody believes in Magic anymore, this album is definitely about that time when you believed a bit more in things.


On its surface, ‘Before We Forgot How To Dream’ may initially appear nostalgic – romantic, even - towards a more innocent time. But despite the tumultuous tone which actually lingers beneath the record, there is still a persistently uplifting element to SOAK’s music. “People grow up and nobody believes in Magic anymore, or you’re told to lower your expectations and that certain behaviour isn’t appropriate. This album is definitely about that time when you believed a bit more in things.” You’d venture that belief will take SOAK further yet in her career, though ultimately her debut album seems to explore those joys and fears we take with us through life, from adolescence into adulthood – but simply get a little better at hiding. | @Soakofficial