Sinead O’Brien: le single Girlkind

Originally from Limerick, O’Brien’s work captures everyday life and in between in a way that transcends any genre classification. Writing from his own notes, O’Brien’s influences are reflected in Mark E. Smith’s realism in The Fall and Patti Smith, as well as in the works of literary icons such as Samuel Beckett, W.B. Yeats, Flann O’Brien, Joan Didion, and Albert Camus.

2020 was a real opening for Sinead O’Brien, who has received international acclaim from critics including DIY, Dazed, Dork, Loud & Quiet, NME, Paste, Stereogum, The FADER, The Forty Five, The Guardian and The Quietus. She has been greatly supported by national radio stations, including Jack Saunders on BBC Radio 1 and Steve Lamack on BBC Radio 6 Music, who have proven to be staunch supporters of her music, with the introduction of the song “The Most Modern Graphic”, which was included In last year’s 6 Music playlist.

A multifaceted artist, O’Brien’s writing has also been published by the respected London Journal, of which T.S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath and William Burroughs are among its alumni. His unique fusion of spoken and lyrical vocals accompanied by his band The Unholy Orchestra (Dark Magazine), Julian Hanson (guitar) and Oscar Robertson (drums), has captured the attention of the two major stars. I’ve seen her perform with John Cooper Clarke and The Brian Jonestown Massacre in sold-out theaters across the UK. Sinead O’Brien’s haunting performances have put her at the forefront of a renewed wave of British and Irish independent talent.

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