by Bill Pearis

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UK artist Bridie Monds-Watson makes music under the name SOAK. Nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2015 Poll, SOAK's music is delicate, sometimes beautiful, heartfelt stuff. Monds-Watson's beyond-her-years voice carries much of the emotion. (It's a little like Camera Obscura...with a widescreen lens.) With two 2014 singles under her belt, SOAK will release her debut album, Before We Forgot How to Dream, in June via Rough Trade. You can watch the video for the album's first single, "Sea Creatures," and listen to a few other songs (including a cover of Chvrches' "The Mother We Share"), below.

SOAK is coming to North America for SXSW and will stop in NYC on the way there, playing Rockwood Music Hall on March 12. It's presented by the Communion folks and tickets are on sale. All dates are listed, along with videos and song streams, below...

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SOAK - 2015 Tour Dates
Feb 13 Bournemouth, Prevail Skate House (SK9 Tour)
Feb 14 Weymouth, Front Skate Park (SK9 Tour)
Feb 17 London, Parlour Skate Shop (SK9 Tour)
Feb 19 Halifax, Orangebox (SK9 Tour)
Feb 20 Dumbarton, Unit 23 Skate Park (SK9 Tour)
Feb 21 Sheffield, The House Skate Park (SK9 tour)
Feb 23 Paris Fireworks Festival - Le Carmen
March 5 Oslo by:Larm Festival @ Mpono
March 6 Oslo by:Larm Festival @ Kirken
March 12 New York Rockwood Music Hall
March 18-20 Texas SXSW Festival
April 9 Brescia Foyer Teatro Grande
April 10 Ravenna Bronson
April 11 San Costanzo-Pesaro Teatro della Concordia
April 15 Sydney Hibernian House
April 17 Melbourne Shadow Electric
April 18 Auckland The Golden Dawn
April 23 Berlin Kantine am Berghain
May 14-15 Brighton Great Escape Festival
May 16 Brussels Les Nuits Botanique
May 22 Mannheim Mailfeld Derby
May 23 Dortmund Way Back When
May 31 Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival
June 4 London Bush Hall:
June 5 Manchester Sacred Trinity:
June 6 Glasgow Oran Mor:
June 10 Belfast Empire Music Hall
June 11 Dublin Pepper Cannister
June 12 Galway Roisin Dubh
June 13 Cork Triskel Christchurch