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Discover the Line-Up with Clunk Magazine: Soft Play

We’re teaming up with the good folks at CLUNK magazine again - champions of new music for fresh ears - to deep dive into some of the incredible acts that you can catch at Boardmasters 2024 this summer.🤘 Come with us as we get to know Soft Play...

They set the scene for success with their 2015 debut album 'Are You Satisfied' receiving a Mercury Prize nomination

And if that’s not enough, it has since achieved Silver selling certification.

The band's name may have changed in recent years, but the heavy riffs and vigorous vocal are still very much alive.

In fact, their first single after a break, ‘Punk’s Dead’, was a welcome return to their high octane, snarling form. The track even features vocals from pop sensation Robbie Williams, who got involved after leaving a video message on the band’s Instagram page. 


The duo, Isaac Holman (lead vocal + drums) and Laurie Vincent (backing vocals, bass + guitar), were eager to take the band back on the road.

So, throughout 2023 (and likely 2024) the band started up the tour van and brought their ferocious live show to a variety of venues across the country. Despite their ‘softer’ outlook on life, they still bring the house down with their loud, sweaty, wild performances. 

In fact, the last time the band played Boardmasters (under their previous moniker) they headlined the infamous Land Of Saints stage.

The untamed energy flowed throughout the crowd. We’re still beaming thinking about it!

The band recently announced that they’ve finished recording a new album, and we're hoping for a whole heap of new songs in their set list for Boardmasters.

Not to mention, the likely classics such as ‘Hunter’, ‘Sockets’, and ‘Cheer Up London’ thrown in. 

If you're a fan of IDLES, Sports Team, Cabbage or Kid Kapichi, you'll love Soft Play.

Looking for an energetic fix? Seek them out during your Boardmasters weekend – you will NOT regret it.

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