Sister Ghost, aka Shannon O’Neill, has a background playing in bands from the age of 12. In late 2013, she saw an opportunity to do things her way for the first time. She began writing and demoing – singing and playing everything herself – before enlisting a band to bring Sister Ghost to completion.
Playing noisy, spectral art-rock with a pop heart, O’Neill marshals a diverse set of influences in a singular way – from Seattle legends The Gits and her guitar hero, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, to Kate Bush and L7.
Off the back of a very busy few years, (with shows in Berlin & London and high profile support slots with Shellac, Pussy Riot and Le Butcherettes), O’Neill is currently self-recording and producing the debut Sister Ghost album, set for release in 2019. Equal parts emphatic and earworming, Sister Ghost’s new material is her most vital to date.
May 24, 2019