New Release & Tour: SOAK – Valentine Shmalentine

SOAK has today unveiled beautiful new track Valentine Shmalentine. Together with new single Knock Me Off My Feet and returning track Everybody Loves You, Valentine Shmalentine is taken from Bridie’s much-anticipated second album, Grim Town, which will be released on April 26th

Haunting, atmospheric and brutally honest, Valentine Shmalentine – says Bridie – is “the result of both giving into hallmark and being a dramatic bitch.” It’s a stark highlight from SOAK’s second album, a record that takes those most despondent moments (such as a disastrous Valentine’s Day) and ultimately finds hope and humour in them

Listen below…

The central premise of Grim Town, says SOAK, is “a dystopia that I’ve created in my brain: me on the inside, processed into a pretend location. The way I could wrap my head around a lot of what I was going through was to make it feel like something quite physical and real. Once I had the idea of the album being an actual location, exploring the dynamics of this town and what it would look or sound like felt like the right way to give my mental state a personality”

Forthcoming lives dates as follows…

3rd May – Liverpool Sound City Festival @ District – Liverpool, UK
5th May – Hit the North – Newcastle, UK
6th May – Library – Kendal, UK
10th May – Band On The Wall – Manchester, UK
11th May – Wardrobe – Leeds, UK
12th May – King Tuts – Glasgow, UK
14th May – Hare and Hounds – Birmingham, UK
15th May – Academy 2 – Oxford, UK
16th May – Thekla – Bristol, UK
17th May – Islington Assembly Hall – London, UK
19th May – Rotonde – Brussels, BE
20th May – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
22nd May – Prinzenbar – Hamburg, DE
23rd May – Privatclub – Berlin, DE
24th May – Artheater – Cologne, DE
25th May – Ward Park – Bangor, UK (supporting Snow Patrol)
28th May – Live at St Lukes – Cork, IE
29th May – Dolan’s – Limerick, IE
30th May – Button Factory – Dublin, IE