The continuing adventures of SOAK and Chvrches


I’ve long supported Chvrches on this blog and back in February wrote about the first signing to their Goodbye label, SOAK.

Ahead of a gig this Thursday (April 10) in London at St. Pancras Old Church, SOAK has unveiled this rather fine cover of the tune that first brought Chvrches to wider attention ‘The Mother We Share.’ Whilst that is an electronic wonder, this version strips it down so that the vulnerability in the song is laid bare for all to hear. And hear it you most definitely should.

To download it, go here – you just need to put in your email address.

And because it goes with this post, here is Chvrches’ remix of Blud.



SOAK is the utterly astounding talent that is the barely 17 year old Bridie Monds-Watson. Having released a couple of EPS she is the first signing to Chvrches’ own label Goodbye Records. Her first single for them is the spellblinding ‘Blud.’

Chvrches have done a remix which is awesome (as Chvrches have shown themselves to be, repeatedly):

She hails from Derry and this is the video that she has made for the single (hauntingly lovely, I think you’ll find)

This is a live performance of an earlier track called ‘Sea Creatures.’

The Blud will be released on March 17 and these are the forthcoming live shows, where she will be supporting Chvrches and George Ezra, as well as a headline show in London.

2 March Birmingham, Hare & Hounds w/ George Ezra
3 March Bristol, Fleece w/ George Ezra
4 March London, Dingwalls w/ George Ezra
5 March Dublin, Academy w/ CHVRCHES
7 March Newcastle, Academy w/ CHVRCHES
8 March Glasgow, Barrowland w/ CHVRCHES
9 March Leeds, Metropolitan University w/ CHVRCHES
10 March Birmingham, Institute w/ CHVRCHES
12 March Cambridge, Junction w/ CHVRCHES
13 March Cardiff, University Great Hall w/ CHVRCHES
14 March London, Forum w/ CHVRCHES
15 March London, Forum w/ CHVRCHES
10 April London, St Pancras Old Churs **HEADLINE SHOW**