After a smattering of stellar singles, Sinead O’Brien has joined forces with Speedy Wunderground kingpin Dan Carey to produce one of the most unique releases this year. Sinead has a singular ability to lyrically cross-examine the human condition, whether it be our mercurial desires or the pressures of modern living. “The City in the summer is like a machine,” she muses. Indeed, there is something pleasingly mechanical about this whole affair. Each song slots together like the well-oiled gears of some great carousel. Spoken word and hypnotic post-punk rhythms fuse into an intricately choreographed waltz. It’s often starkly cold, yet refreshingly truthful throughout. Sinead and the listener coexist in a sort of shared detachment, restlessly examining the duality of the world around them. There’s more hidden within her lyrical enigma than one listen can decipher; we’re confident it’s worth the effort.
As featured in the September 2020 issue of DIY, out now. Scroll down to get your copy.
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Witch Fever, Liz Lawrence and The Rills have also been added to the bill.
On debut album ‘Time Bend And Break The Bower’, the Irish musician and poet stretches her sound to thrilling new places, and continues her grippingly restless journey.
An experience worth immersing yourself in.
Her debut album arrives on Friday.