Ireland’s SOAK Brings “Grim Town” To Our Town And Knocks Us Off Our Feet

On April 26, SOAK will issue sophomore album Grim Town via Rough Trade. Bridie Monds-Watson—the 22-year-old Derry, Ireland, native who is SOAK—just brought her new songs (including first single “Knock Me Off My Feet”) and her band over to the U.S. for four small-venue performances before heading back home to prepare for the LP’s release and subsequent European tour. Monds-Watson played Philly’s Boot & Saddle with Brooklyn’s Claud opening, and MAGNET photographer Chris Sikich was there to soak it all in.