Feeny / Belfast, County Derry
Sister Ghost is the alternative rock and garage punk project from songwriter and guitarist Shannon Delores O'Neill. The act's abrasive, artful style has drawn comparisons to Sonic Youth and the Pixies and is one of just four acts chosen for the 2015 Oh Yeah Music Centre's 'Scratch My Progress' development scheme.
The first single 'Scent' which saw the multi-instrumentalist play everything on the track, garnered acclaim and airplay from a number of radio shows & presenters - including that of BBC Radio 1 Introducing in the UK with Jen and Ally, BBC Radio Foyle, BBC Radio Ulster, RTE 2FM and Amazing Radio.
Following this was the release of her double single - 'Spineless Whisper & Little Lamb' - the success of which led to being featured in the 'Inbound' section of Irish music and culture magazine The Thin Air as well other publications such as The Big List NI and The Daily Mirror.
A music video accompanied the release of 'Growing Pains' in May 2016 which was premiered by The Last Mixed Tape and was praised by the likes of USA webzine For the Love of Punk and Irish music blogs and sites including State Magazine and Broadsheet.ie as well as the London based Overblown.
A full length EP is due in Autumn 2016.
"Led by Shannon O’Neill, the outfit is rapidly becoming a must-see on the live circuit, and it’s no surprise given the ferocity and synchronicity with which Sister Ghost take to their instruments." State.ie
"With Sister Ghost you can hear echoes of Sonic Youth, early nineties discord stuff. It’s just classic indie rock with no mucking about." Steven Rainey, BBC Radio Ulster
"The stuff that she's putting out is absolutely incredible so keep an eye out for her." Stephen McCauley, BBC Radio Foyle / Ulster