Soccer Mommy

Whether writing about growing up with a mother with a terminal, long-term illness or evoking vignettes from her own experiences dealing with depression, there's a universality to Sophie Allison's music which invites you in and makes you feel like you're right where you belong. As indebted to mid-1990s US indie as she is to Taylor Swift, there's a gossamer-light touch to her twinkling melodies that makes the things she writes about seem to hit home even harder. See her at Paradiso on 12 February 2021.