Soccer Mommy is another of the artists to emerge from the depths of Bandcamp with a guitar and an album’s worth of jangling indie pop. But what makes Sophie Allison stand out from her contemporaries, who can sometimes lean too hard into messy-hair twee, is a sense of real rawness. Take the opening line from Your Dog, lead single from her most recent album Clean: “I don’t wanna be your fucking dog, that you drag around”. Clean is Allison’s best outing to date, the great leap forward in her songwriting. She comes to Melodybox in September with support from the UK’s Brooke Bentham.
Soccer Mommy & Brooke Bentham, Melodybox, Sep 18