No Derry date for SOAK

Derry singer/songwriter, SOAK.
Derry singer/songwriter, SOAK.
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Derry singer/songwriter, SOAK, has announced dates for her up-and-coming Irish tour but Derry is not included.

SOAK, whose real name is Bridie Monds-Watson, will play Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast but not Derry.

SOAK was born in Belfast but grew up in Derry and is a former Oakgrove Integrated College pupil and she performed on RTE’s ‘Other Voices’ in the Glassworks during Derry’s year of culture in 2013.

The teenage song writing sensation will release her debut album ‘Before We Forgot How To Dream’ via Rough Trade Records on May 29 this year.

A spokesperson for Rough Trade Records said whilst no date for Derry had been included in the recent list of venues for SOAK’s Irish tour more dates, including a worldwide tour, would be announced soon.

“SOAK played a fantastic show in Derry quite recently to celebrate the release of her single ‘B a noBody’ - it was in her hometown and she was surrounded by her friends and family.

“We [Rough Trade Records] are announcing worldwide tour dates in the lead up to the album release, which is incredibly exciting, but the full plan to celebrate the release of her debut album is yet to be revealed,” the spokesperson said.

The album’s lead single, ‘Sea Creatures’ will be released on March 13.

SOAK will begin her Irish tour in the Empire Music Hall in Belfast on June 10 before moving on to Pepper Canister Church in Dublin on June 11; after her Dublin concert she will play in Roisin Dubh in Galway on June 12 before finishing off the tour in Triskel Christchurch on June 13.