Soak to play Later with Jools Holland show

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Londonderry singer songwriter Soak is to appear alongside Paul Weller, Father John Misty and Curtis Harding on the career-making Later with Jools Holland.

It’s another chance to shine for the local talent who has won scores of new fans through performances at Other Voices and Electric Picnic over recent years, as well as through her output with Rough Trade.

She revealed the coup via her official SOAKASAURUS Twitter feed, teasing fans with: “Want to hear some Mazzive news?” before following it up with “I will be on Jools Holland next Tuesday night.”

It’s the first time a Londonderry musician has played on the iconic music programme since Vincent Neff graced the Jools studio with his Django Django outfit in 2012.

The BBC announced: “Joining Jools on the show is UK legend Paul Weller, who is about to release his twelth solo album Saturns Pattern, which sees him voyaging further along on his seemingly unending musical purple patch.

“From Rockville, Maryland, Joshua Tillman (aka Father John Misty) makes his UK TV debut on the show with a couple of tunes from his highly acclaimed I Love You Honeybear album, which he claims is a concept album about himself, and finds him getting up to no end of regrettable behaviour.

“Making a welcome return to the show is east London-based Lianne La Havas, whose Later debut back in 2011 wowed Bon Iver so much, he took her on tour, and she’s also played host to Prince in her own living room. Lianne is unveiling tracks from her upcoming second album, Blood.

“From Atlanta, Curtis Harding, who is the son of a gospel singer, showcases tracks from his debut album Soul Power, which has seen him compared to the likes of Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield and TV On The Radio.

“From New York, The Hot Sardines with a sound that is steeped in hot jazz and gypsy swing - ‘a slice of between-the-wars Paris via New Orleans’. And from Derry, Northern Ireland, rising young singer-songwriter SOAK with a song from her debut album Before We Forgot How To Dream.”