Cat No: RT0039LPX

1. “all aboard”
2. Get Set Go Kid
3. Everybody Loves You
4. Knock Me Off My Feet
5. Maybe
6. Fall Asleep / Backseat
7. Crying Your Eyes Out
8. I Was Blue, Technicolour Too
9. Déjà vu
10. Scrapyard
11. Valentine Shmalentine
12. YBFTBYT
13. Life Trainee
14. Missed Calls
15. Nothing Looks the Same


A: IOU
B: Talk Of The Town

SOAK returns after 4 years with a new album, bringing with her 4 years worth of growth, introspection and understanding. The result is Grim Town, the follow-up to her Mercury Music Prize-nominated debut Before We Forgot How To Dream, which saw her win the prestigious Choice Music Prize for Album of the Year, the Northern Irish Music Prize, and the European Border Breaker Award, in addition to being shortlisted for a Q Award.

Her astonishingly assured, emotionally mature songwriting was often hailed as wise beyond its years; but, as her new album often asks, when do we ever truly shake off those childlike fears, the imposter-syndrome, the outsider-status? The term to come of age lands with so much expectation, but with Grim Town, Bridie dissolves all such assuredness with imaginative, ambitious, and cathartic results. It is almost as though the greater soundscape – heavier in places, more pop-focused in others – has given SOAK the confidence to put her long overdue introspections in the firing line. Its beauty and brutality is there from the album open opener, Get Set Go Kid  which traces the train-tracks out of depression (Ive got to get out, I cant live here anymore!) and was as inspired by the audio-visual environmentalism of Pink Floyds The Wall as Bridies train-obsessed grandad on voiceover duties.

Grim Town

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Cat No: RT0039LPX

A1 All Aboard
A2 Get Set Go Kid
A3 Everybody Loves You
A4 Knock Me Off My Feet
B1 Maybe
B2 Fall Asleep / Backseat
B3 Crying Your Eyes Out
C1 I Was Blue Technicolour Too
C2 Deja Vu
C3 Scrapyard
C4 Valentine, Shmalentine
D1 YBFTBYT
D2 Life Trainee
D3 Missed Calls
D4 Nothing Looks The Same

Tracks on bonus 7” – IOU + Talk Of The Town

Cat No: RT0039LP

A1 All Aboard
A2 Get Set Go Kid
A3 Everybody Loves You
A4 Knock Me Off My Feet
B1 Maybe
B2 Fall Asleep / Backseat
B3 Crying Your Eyes Out
C1 I Was Blue Technicolour Too
C2 Deja Vu
C3 Scrapyard
C4 Valentine, Shmalentine
D1 YBFTBYT
D2 Life Trainee
D3 Missed Calls
D4 Nothing Looks The Same

Cat No: RT0039CD

1 All Aboard
2 Get Set Go Kid
3 Everybody Loves You
4 Knock Me Off My Feet
5 Maybe
6 Fall Asleep / Backseat
7 Crying Your Eyes Out
8 I Was Blue Technicolour Too
9 Deja Vu
10 Scrapyard
11 Valentine, Shmalentine
12 YBFTBYT
13 Life Trainee
14 Missed Calls
15 Nothing Looks The Same

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Genre:Indie Record Label:Rough Trade Release Date:26/04/2019
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