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Mission Creek Preview: Soccer Mommy

Soccer Mommy is coming to Iowa City Saturday, April 9th at the Englert Theater as part of Mission Creek Festival. Soccer Mommy, or Sophie Allison, is a Nashville-based artist that got her start in 2015 by posting home-studio songs to Bandcamp. In 2016, she released her first album, For Young Hearts, and released her second album, Collection, in 2017. Soccer Mommy’s proper debut album, Clean, was released in 2018 and was followed in 2020 by her album color theory. So far in her career, Soccer Mommy has toured with Kacey Musgraves, Phoebe Bridgers, Mitski, Foster the People, Paramore, and Vampire Weekend. With this impressive touring history we are over the moon to have her in Iowa City!

See Soccer Mommy's rescheduled UK tour dates for 2021
(Image via NME)

When it comes to her music, Soccer Mommy fits with the indie-rock genre. Inspired by pop music, catchy elements are included in her songs. She’s cited Avril Lavigne, Mitski, and Natalie Imbruglia as influences as well. Soccer Mommy is known for her realistic portrayals relating to mental illness and family. If you like Snail Mail, Mitski, Lucy Dacus, or Julien Baker, you’ll definitely want to catch this show.