- 08 Aug 18
Indie sensation Sophie Allison - aka Soccer Mommy - reflects on the hype around her debut album, her debt (such as it is) to Taylor Swift and Paramore, and why we need to stop being amazed every time a woman plugs in and rocks out.
A few weeks ago, Soccer Mommy’s Sophie Allison stood on stage at the 17,000 capacity Barclay Arena in Brooklyn and performed songs sheеd written as a shy teenager in her Nashville bedroom.
The experience sort of blew her mind - but not to the point where it fundamentally changed her idea of who she is or what she wants from her career. A little time spent in Allison’s company confirms that, much like the smart sardonic figure she presents on record, she isn’t the sort to lose her cool over just anything.
“It definitely was something I’ll always remember,” she tells Hot Press in her first Irish interview. “A venue like that is different sound-wise from anything we had done before. For sure it was learning experience. We did a good job.”