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UKNY for August 18

Soak's Bridie Monds-Watson (photo by Ellius Grace, PR)

Soak's Bridie Monds-Watson (photo by Ellius Grace, PR)


SOAK's Bridie Monds-Watson seemed to have it all at a very young age — a lauded, award-winning debut album and the kind of flourishing, fast-paced career that most up-and-coming musicians dream of achieving. But following the release of Before We Forgot How to Dream in 2015, and in the months that followed her tour obligations, the Northern Irish songwriter sank into a depression, uncertain whether she wanted to be a musician at all. A move to Manchester, and the time to explore her own life and clear her head, eventually led to Grim Town, an album of transformation and healing.

Grim Town is FUV's New Dig this week, so it seemed a fine time to resurrect Bridie's fantastic FUV Live concert at Rockwood Music Hall from this past spring. In addition, a brand new release from SOAK too: a savvy cover of Sleater-Kinney song that was first released when Monds-Watson was a child.

That's UKNY on Sunday nights, 11 p.m.-midnight and found in the Weekend Archives too.