A firm favourite here at State, SOAK (aka Bridie Monds-Watson) has scooped the prestigious NI Music Prize 2015 for her stunning debut album Before We Forgot How To Dream at the third event of its kind in Belfast’s Mandela Hall. Monds-Watson faced stiff competition from the likes of Malojian, Bee Mick See, And So I Watch You From Afar and Therapy? to take home the Album of The Year prize, and we couldn’t be happier for the young singer-songwriter, especially given the prestigious Mercury Award nomination as well.
The evening also featured a performance from Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy who were the recipients of the Oh Yeah Legend Award, and rightly so – word is they performed ‘My Lovely Horse’, which is pretty legendary, we think.
Many congratulations from all at State to SOAK and to Neil, keep fighting the good fight.