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This young Irish artist stormed Jools Holland last night - here's everything you need to know

The 18 year old from Derry will release her debut album this summer.


SOAK, ABOVE, IS an 18 year old singer from Derry that made an appearance on BBC’s Later with Jools Holland last night – and got everyone talking.

Her real name is Bridie Monds-Watson, and has been up and coming on the Derry music scene for years, despite her age.

She first came to prominence with last year’s single Blud

Source: SoakOfficial/YouTube

Her debut album ‘Before We Forgot How To Dream’ is out this summer on Rough Trade Records – and it’s already getting talked about as one of the break out albums of the summer.

She has been tipped for the top for some time

soak2 Source: Guardian

SOAK was featured on The Guardian’s ‘One to watch’ feature as far back as 2013 – and has had glowing coverage in The Telegraph and Paste Magazine.

Her style has been described as having a “raspy, vulnerable voice” with a folk edge.

Her appearance on Jools Holland last night brought her admiring comments

And here you can watch her perform her song Sea Creatures

Source: BBC/YouTube

A full list of where SOAK will be playing can be found on her website here.

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