Promising Derry singer signs record deal with Scottish band’s newly established record label.
Female fronted, Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches have just announced their first major signing to newly established record label Goodbye Records.
Derry born singer SOAK, was revealed via Twitter as the independent label’s first act. The label, which was set up in conjunction with Virgin Records tweeted early last week that it had signed the young singer.
The label added to this on the 29th of January when it tweeted:
The 17-year old singer-songwriter has been making waves since the release of two EPs in the space of a year.
SOAK – aka Bridie Monds-Watson – only picked up a guitar some four years ago but despite this has found critical acclaim with songs such as Fingers Crossed from her Sea Creature’s EP.
“Soak’s sound has snippets of Cat Power and the delicacy of Lykke Li to it, despite her citing Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and ABBA as her main influences.”
The singer is set to support Chvrches when they perform at an intimate show at London’s Scala on February 17th as part of the NME Awards Show.
After this SOAK will then go on to support the band during their sold out European tour in March.
No release dates for new SOAK material have been revealed as yet, with the singer’s official website only stating that her newest EP, entitled Blud, will be available soon.
However, Goodbye Records have announced details of the first single to come from the singer, which is also entitled Blud.
SOAK has become well known in her native country due to a string of festival appearances last summer and was previously signed to Universal in early 2013.
Her sound is said to evoke, ‘snippets of Cat Power and delicacy of Lykke Li, despite her citing Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and ABBA as her main influences.’
Label owners, Chvrches, fronted by Lauren Mayberry, formed in 2011 and came fifth in the BBCs sound of 2013 list of the most promising new music talent.
Their debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, reached the UK Top 10 as well as reaching number 12 in the US charts.
Article by Kirsty Fraser