Nashville-based, lo-fi indie rocker Soccer Mommy will make her debut Top Hat performance on September 23, 2019.
Soccer Mommy is the project of twenty-year-old , Sophie Allison. In 2015, she began to release her DIY Bandcamp recordings. While going to college, a buzz began to grow around her self-released music, leading to live shows and eventually a record deal, with 2017’s critically acclaimed bedroom-recorded compilation Collection (Fat Possum Records). “I realized that I could do this full-time,” says Allison. “It was either quit school now and do it, or stop growing as an artist. It was now or never.”
Sophie dropped out of school and started to tour around with acts like Mitski, Jay Som, and Slowdive. She was featured in the New York Times article “Rock’s Not Dead, It’s Ruled By Women” and the bedroom project of Sophie became a full-time band with her 2018 studio-album debut, Clean. Produced by Gabe Wax (War On Drugs, Deerhunter, Beirut) and mixed by Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey), Clean is Allison’s journey out of the bedroom and into the studio.
“I wanted it to be a lot more cohesive than the rest of the stuff that came before,” says Allison, on her decision to record in a studio. “I’d never made a full album before, just EPs and random tracks thrown together. I wanted to make something that was a full piece of my life, that addressed similar themes and held together as a whole.” Clean presents Sophie Allison as a singular artist, wise beyond her years, with an emotional authenticity all her own. “It feels like my first real record,” says Allison. “It’s my first real statement.”
Sophie Allison’s excellent studio debut is a compact album of clear melodies, plainspoken lyrics, and the impossibly tangled logic of infatuation. – Pitchfork
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 3rd at 10AM at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. All tickets are general admission standing room only with limited bench seating available on a first come first served basis. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.