New Release, Video & Tour: SOAK – Grim Town / Knock Me Off My Feet

SOAK has announced details of her much-anticipated second album, Grim Town, as well as unveiling new single Knock Me Off My Feet

Grim Town will be released on Rough Trade Records on April 26th, with a run of shows across the US, UK and Europe additionally confirmed

The unique but universal world of Grim Town is tantalisingly introduced in new single Knock Me Off My Feet – a love letter to the lawlessness and freedoms of small-town culture, as well as its more claustrophobic, cut-you-down-to-size qualities. It’s about the idea too, says Bridie, that “you can be the best person to yourself, and the worst person to yourself”, a theme which is explored intensely across SOAK’s second album

Take a listen to the new single, via the video 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”

A record about getting lost that you can also truly get lost in, Grim Town arrives as inspired by the audio-visual environmentalism of Pink Floyd’s The Wall as the production of Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene or Phoebe Bridges

Forhcoming live shows include…

30th Jan – Mercury Lounge – NYC, US
2nd Feb – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, US
2nd Feb – Songbyrd – Washington, US
2nd Feb – Moroccan – Los Angeles, US
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