Young Bridie Monds-Watson is now 18 but she’s been on our radar over three years already. However, this year she signed to Rough Trade so expect a lot of people to start to take more notice, especially once they give her the industry support she started with Chvrches on the single ‘Blud’.
‘B A noBody’ is a true reflection of the early talent that SOAK displayed in those endearing early performances on Other Voices. The decision not to overburden the arrangement too much is a sound one – Watson’s emotive voice remains the selling point as pretty and effective guitar, drums and piano brush up against it illuminating its tones as she sings about “never amounting to anything,” and encourages another, her older brother who left college unsure what to do what with his life to “C’mon c’mon, be just like me… be a nobody.”
That genuinely seems very unlikely with every new SOAK track.
November 5 London St. Giles In The Fields
November 6 Manchester The Castle
November 7 Derry Christ Church
November 8 Dublin The Unitarian Church