Derry artist Soak has just been confirmed as one of the nominees for the prestigious Mercury Prize 2015.
The artist (aka Bridie Monds-Watson) has been shortlisted for her debut album ‘Before We Forgot How To Dream’.
She is one of 12 artists selected. Other nominees include fellow Irish artist Róisín Murphy, Florence And The Machine, Aphex Twin and Gaz Coombes.
The remaining artists whose work has made the cut are: Slaves; Jamie xx; Benjamin Clementine; Ghostpoet; Eska; Duncan and Wolf Alice.
The Mercury Prize, formerly known as the ‘Mercury Music Prize’ is an annual award for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Soak’s rise has been meteoric, and she was chosen to star in the Sons and Daughters opening concert for Londonderry’s City of Culture year.
She later went on to perform on the Late Late Show, and at Other Voices and Glastonbury festivals.