- 05 Oct 18
Having enjoyed widespread critical acclaim and opened for the likes of Hozier, The National and Lisa Hannigan, Saint Sister are finally ready to share their long-awaited debut album. Isolation, relationships and Irish identity are all on the agenda as they sit down with Peter McGoran.
It’s 2pm in Brooks Hotel, and Saint Sister have already been busy. They’re fresh from supporting Hozier at an intimate show in London’s Koko two nights previous. They’ll be off again shortly for an extensive tour in America, before a homecoming show in the Olympia Theatre in October, another homecoming show in Morgan MacIntyre’s native Belfast, then one more (for good measure) in Gemma Doherty’s hometown of Derry. That won’t be the end of it. They’ll be touring throughout Australia, Europe and the UK as the winter kicks in, finishing up just before Christmas.
Is that it? Covered? Ah yes, then the album. Saint Sister on the cusp of releasing their magnificent debut album, Shape Of Silence.
For MacIntyre and Doherty, it wasn’t always apparent where Saint Sister was going to take them. Conceived back in 2014, the collaboration came about when the pair left Trinity College and found themselves without any immediate career direction.