Oct 16, 2018

SOAK (Northern Ireland singer/songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson) recently returned with a new song, "Everybody Loves You," on Rough Trade (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Now she has shared a strange video for the song. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett, Phosphorescent, Julia Jacklin, and More

Plus Moonface, Thom Yorke, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 05, 2018

This week Sharon Van Etten and Moonface announced new albums and their lead singles both made this week's Songs of the Week list. Joining them are new standalone singles from Julia JacklinJessie Ware, and SOAK, as well as some singles from upcoming albums, and an eight-minute album track. But our #1 this week is a bonus track that probably shouldn't have been cut from an album released earlier this year. More

SOAK Shares New Song “Everybody Loves You”

First New Song in Three Years

Oct 03, 2018

SOAK (Northern Ireland singer/songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson) has returned with a new song, "Everybody Loves You," on Rough Trade. It's her first song in three years, since her acclaimed debut album, 2015's Before We Forgot How to DreamMore

Sasquatch! 2016 Line-up: The Cure, M83, Florence and the Machine, Sufjan Stevens, and More

Grimes, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, and others on Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) in Quincy, Washington

Jan 12, 2016

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed the lineup for their 2016 festival, their 15th year. Once again it will be going down Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. It's a stacked lineup, including The Cure, M83, Sufjan Stevens, Grimes, Florence and the Machine, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, Jamie xx, Caribou, Yeasayer, Savages, Kurt Vile, Mac DeMarco, and others.

Watch: SOAK - “Reckless Behavior” Video

Before We Forgot How to Dream Out Now via Rough Trade

Dec 02, 2015

SOAK (aka the 19-year-old singer/songwriter from Northern Ireland named Bridie Monds-Watson) has released a new video for "Reckless Behavior," a song found on her debut album, Before We Forgot How to Dream, which is out now via Rough Trade. Bob Gallagher directed the touching clip, which centers on a suicidal teen girl who forms an unlikely friendship with a crafty elderly woman. More

Oct 16, 2015

Since 1992 the Mercury Prize has been awarded to the best British album of the year, meaning an album created by a citizen of the U.K. and Ireland. It's become one of the biggest honors a British musician can receive and can also boost an album's sales in the U.K., especially if it wins. Now this year's nominees have been announced. More

Listen: SOAK Covers St. Vincent’s “Digital Witness”

Before We Forgot How to Dream Out June 2 via Rough Trade

Apr 30, 2015

When SOAK (aka the 18-year-old singer/songwriter from Northern Ireland named Bridie Monds-Watson) played Under the Radar's day party at SXSW this year, the audience was in rapt attention, despite the fact that she was performing solo acoustic, just her voice and her guitar. More

Watch: SOAK - “Blud” Video

Before We Forgot How to Dream Will Be Released June 2

Apr 15, 2015

SOAK, the alter ego of 18-year old Bridie Monds-Watson, has just released the music video for her song, "Blud," off of her forthcoming debut album, Before We Forget How To Dream. More

Under the Radar Announces April/May Issue with Tame Impala on the Cover

Issue 53 Also Includes Interviews with Death Cab for Cutie, Mew, My Morning Jacket, The Jesus and Mary Chain on Psychocandy, Father John Misty, Charlie Cox of Marvel's: Daredevil, Domhnall Gleeson, Courtney Barnett, and More

Apr 10, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the April/May 2015 issue, which is about to hit newsstands. It features Tame Impala on the cover. Actor Charlie Cox talks about his starring role in the new Netflix series, Marvel's Daredevil. We interview The Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim Reid and Creation Records' founder Alan McGee about the 30th anniversary of the Scottish band's iconic debut album, 1985's Psychocandy. The issue also includes interviews with Death Cab For Cutie, Mew, My Morning Jacket, Father John Misty, Domhnall Gleeson of Ex Machina, Courtney Barnett, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Laura Marling, Django Django, Will Butler, Purity Ring, San Fermin, TORRES, Twin Shadow, Matthew E. White, Amason, Jacco Gardner, Tobias Jesso Jr., Petite Noir, Natalie Prass, SOAK, and more. More

Check Out Photos from the Under the Radar SXSW 2015 Day Party of Montreal and Mew

Plus Shots of East India Youth, Jacco Gardner, SOAK, Matthew E. White, and Pompeii

Mar 29, 2015

Under the Radar's own Wendy Lynch Redfern and Laura Studarus were down in Austin for SXSW last week. Here's a selection of their live photos from the Under the Radar Daytime event at The Flamingo Cantina on Thursday, March 19, 2015. More

Under the Radar’s SXSW 2015 Events to Feature of Montreal, Mew, Torres, San Fermin, and Many More

Thursday Day Party and Saturday Official Nighttime Showcase; Lineups Also Include East India Youth, Matthew E. White, Boxed In, Jacco Gardner, and Others

Mar 06, 2015

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for our two SXSW 2015 events. This year we are having a day party at the Flamingo Cantina on Thursday, March 19, and an official nighttime showcase at Central Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 21. Our events are set to feature performances from of MontrealMewTorresSan FerminEast India YouthMatthew E. WhiteJacco GardnerBoxed InSOAKAmasonSpringtime CarnivorePompeiiTalk in Tongues, and Dinner. More

Nov 27, 2014

For the first time in its eighteen year history, Oslo festival by:Larm will welcome non-Nordic acts. More



Truth or Dare

Jun 03, 2015

For every overnight success story, there is an over-365-nights success story: When it comes to Derry, Northern Ireland-born Bridie Monds-Watson's moniker SOAK, we're talking about something a good seven years in the making.  More


Before We Forgot How to Dream

Before We Forgot How to Dream

Rough Trade

Jun 01, 2015

There's nothing the Brits like more than hyping one of their own. It's a trait that explains why so few U.K. bands make it past album number two-by the time they've delivered a follow up, fickle tastemakers have already moved on to the latest hot piece of stuff. And then nobody listens. More

SXSW 2015 Thursday - Under the Radar Party - of Montreal, Mew, East India Youth, SOAK, and More

Mar 30, 2015

"We played a show at 7'oclock this morning, which is entirely too early to be playing a rock 'n' roll concert," said Matthew E. White. The Richmond, VA-based singer/songwriter/guitarist was up on stage at the Flamingo Cantina, for a second-on-the-bill 12:45 PM set at Under the Radar's SXSW day party.  More