Relentless, surreal, incendiary, O’Brien operates inside her own atmosphere as she constantly forms her response to the contemporary world she moves through. With the release of her debut album the artist is blazing a trail into the new – always questioning, and asking you to join her.
“You have seen nothing yet”, asserts Sinead O’Brien – and you are inclined to believe her. The multifaceted Irish poet, songwriter and performer is ascending into new territory with her debut LP, Time Bend and Break the Bower, released via Chess Club Records on June 10th.
In the space that exists between her delivery – at once wry, silky, vicious, self-assured – and the music – a dynamic, dancing call-and-response from her collaborators, guitarist Julian Hanson and drummer Oscar Robertson – lies a productive tension. O’Brien carves out her own space as a musical oracle for an ever-shifting era.
O’Brien has garnered international critical acclaim from titles like Rolling Stone, DIY, Dazed, Loud & Quiet, NME, Paste, Stereogum, The FADER, The Guardian, The Quietus, AnOther Magazine, and more. O’Brien has also been consistently supported on national radio across BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music. On stage, the raven-haired artist commands attention, demonstrating a kinetic connection with Hanson and Roberston with every sentiment she voices. Live performance is a vital ingredient – it’s here that her contemporary sonics transform into a unique on-stage vocabulary, one that both seduces and challenges.