Back in town for the second time in a year, this time in support of her debut album proper Clean, Sophie Allison (aka Soccer Mommy) showed just why she has audiences flocking to her shows around the world. Her dreamy bedroom pop sounds are a perfect fit with Brighton’s current tastes, so it was no surprise to see her sell out The Hope & Ruin once more for what still remained a surprisingly intimate show despite the touring band behind her.
It’s been a whirlwind couple of years for Sophie Allison, better know by her stage alias Soccer Mommy. After uploading demos to Bandcamp in 2016, she created such an exciting buzz around her that she decided to quit school and pursue music as a genuine career – something she never dreamed was conceivable. After touring with the likes of The Drums and Slowdive, she signed to Fat Possum Records and released a compilation of bedroom recordings with last year’s Collection.
Coming all the way across the Atlantic from Nashville, Soccer Mommy (Sophie Allison) is embarking on her first ever UK tour to coincide with the release of her latest album, Collection. Sophie’s sound is one laced with sombreness, yet meets audiences with an airy feel that is simply infectious. We caught up with Sophie following the Brighton date of the tour to see how the young artist is finding touring another continent.