credit: SAM FRANK WOOD
Originally from Limerick, O’Brien’s work captures the everyday and the inbetween in a way that transcends any genre label. Writing from her own observations, O’Brien’s influences can be found in the realism of Mark E. Smith of The Fall & Patti Smith, & the works of literary icons such as Samuel Beckett, W.B Yeats, Flann O’Brien, Joan Didion & Albert Camus. Releases to date have drawn admiration from outlets & radio stations as diverse as The Guardian, Loud And Quiet, The Quietus, BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio 6 Music, & across the Atlantic by way of The FADER, Stereogum & Paste.
A multifaceted artist, O’Brien’s writing has been published by the esteemed London Magazine whose alumni include T.S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath & William Burroughs. Her unique fusion of lyric-focused, spoken & sung words set against the "unholy orchestra" (Dork Magazine) of her band, Julian Hanson (guitar) & Oscar Robertson (drums), has piqued the attention of luminaries of both fields, seeing her perform with John Cooper Clarke & The Brian Jonestown Massacre at sold out theatres across the U.K. Sinead O’Brien’s transfixing performances are placing her at the forefront of a resurgent wave of British and Irish talent.
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