- 07 Apr 21
The Irish creative will stop by Dublin's Workman's Club on October 22nd, 2021 on her headline tour.
Irish poet and performer Sinead O’Brien has today shared her brand new single ‘Kid Stuff’ alongside a Saskia Dixie-directed music video, out via Chess Club Records.
Produced by Dan Carey, ‘Kid Stuff’ was premiered by Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6 Music yesterday evening. The Hot Press Track of the Day comes as the first new single from London-based O’Brien after her astounding 2020 debut EP 'Drowning In Blessings'.
Originally from Limerick, O’Brien’s work captures mundane everyday observations, with O'Brien's influences found in the realism of Mark E. Smith of The Fall and Patti Smith, as well the works of literary icons such as Samuel Beckett, W.B Yeats, Flann O’Brien, Joan Didion and Albert Camus.
Written by O’Brien alongside bandmates Julian and Oscar, new single ‘Kid Stuff’ is an elevated energy for the performer.
“‘Kid Stuff’ shows up all different tones on different days. There’s something alive in it which cannot be caught or told. It is direct but complex; it contains chapters. This feels like our purest and most succinct expression yet.”
The conversations sound like interviews / From cool blue screens / An impression of a soul you once knew / Through filter and distorted interview / And you talk and you talk / Of Kid Stuff and all of that.
A multifaceted artist, O’Brien’s writing has also been published by the esteemed London Magazine whose alumni include T.S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath and William Burroughs. Her unique fusion of lyric-focused, spoken and sung words set against Julian Hanson's guitar and Oscar Robertson on drums has piqued the attention of luminaries of both fields, leading her to perform with John Cooper Clarke and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Sinead O’Brien will bring her transfixing performance ethic to the Workman's Club this October.
Read the Hot Press interview from October 2019 with the enigmatic creative here.
Check out 'Kid Stuff' below: