Foggy Notions presents
Friday October 22nd, 2021
The Workman’s Club
Limerick-born, London based artist Sinead O’Brien finally makes Dublin headline debut.
Her debut EP Drowning In Blessings was released last September on Chess Club Records. Produced by Dan Carey (Speedy Wundergroud, Fontaines DC, Kate Tempest) the EP is O’Brien’s first fuller body of work following a string of rapturously received singles including ‘Taking On Time’, ‘A Thing You Call Joy’, ‘Fall With Me’ – and recent release ‘Roman Ruins’. O’Brien has also just announced a March 2021 U.K. headline tour – full details HERE.
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 and The Slits, and the works of literary icons such Frank O’Hara, W.B. Yeats, Joan Didion and Albert Camus. Releases to date have drawn admiration from British and American outlets and radio stations as diverse as The FADER, Stereogum, The Guardian, Loud And Quiet, The Quietus, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music, and more.
DETAILS DEBUT EP ‘DROWNING IN BLESSINGS’ – OUT NOW ON CHESS CLUB RECORDS
“Irish Sprechgesang punk that embraces the feeling of unknown” – Loud And Quiet
“O’Brien gets ever deeper into the psyche of it all” – The FADER
“The brilliant Irish poet continues the punk Sprechgesang revival” – The Guardian
“hugely exciting” – The Quietus
“Quite simply, O’Brien is a hell of a performer” – NME
“another new, idiosyncratic voice coming from across the Atlantic” – Stereogum
“endlessly fascinating” – The Line Of Best Fit