Susan ONeill by Mrs Redhead

With accompanying official video

Announces biggest Cork headline show to date

Now in a Minute’ is due for release late in September and is available for pre-order now (  Recorded over the past 18 months between Clare and Cork, with Wexford brothers Cillian and Lorcan Byrne and Killian Browne and Christian Best also on producing duties.

The album follows on from Susan’s 2021 collaboration album with Mick Flannery ‘In The Game’ which was nominated for the Choice Music Prize and the RTE 1 ‘Best Folk Album of the year’. It was the biggest independent selling Irish album that year. As well as collaborating on many songs with all of the musicians on this new album, ‘Now in a Minute’  also see’s Susan reunite with Mick Flannery on a selection of co-writes for this record.

On the album, Susan said: “I’ve been tipping away at this thing behind the scenes.  Now, it is an album and it’s finished. I’m very much looking forward to sharing it with you. I had a great pleasure sharing the process with these wonderful humans who helped me manifest these recordings. Thank you to everyone who listens, comments, and supports. It means more than you know”

Sign of the Times’ has a mellow indie pulse that calls you back to a nineties hum, with powerful poetic lyrics soaring along the top, taking us out of time and into the everyday confrontation of how the world spins around us.   This feeling is exemplified in the accompanying music video shot by Susan while visiting New York City.  The video, edited by Christopher Luke, glimpses the bright lights and at times over-powering messaging constantly in sight throughout the city that never sleeps.

On the song, Susan said: 

“It sometimes feels that the world of media and marketing is too abrasive, it can be loud, confronting, false and unforgiving. It doesn’t ring true to me, yet somehow, it works on me. I’m the fool that digests the need for material things. I’m the person feeling inadequate against the distorted image of perfection that is portrayed to us as everyday reality. So clever are the slogans, colours & images combined to entice us into spending money we often don’t have on things we don’t need.

This song, ‘Sign of the times’ is about that. I suppose I sing about ‘all the people’ because we are all targeted. It is in reality about my own awareness of how far I will or will not let this marketing beast play a role in my life.”

Recorded in Cork City with engineer and producer Christian Best,  performed and written with bandmate brothers Cillian and Lorcan Byrne. Mastered by Australian producer Issac Barter.

Following her special guest performance in front of thousands of Mick FLannery’s fans at last weekend’s show at Cork’s Live At The Marquee, described by The Irish Examiner as “A thing of great beauty’ in a live review of the show – Susan has just announced her biggest headline show in Cork city to-date. Susan will perform with her full band at ‘Live at St. Luke’s’ on October 12th these tickets are on sale today.

Already announced performances  include an appearance at this year’s Night and Day Festival, Galway Arts Festival and All together Now Festival.  Susan will do a full Irish headline tour in support of her new album this autumn.  Full details below.

Pre-order ‘Now In A Minute’ HERE
Pre-Save ‘Now in a Minute’ HERE

June 30 – Night and Day, Roscommon, IE 
July 18 –  The Galway Arts Festival, IE
July 20 – Zitadelle, Berlin*, DE
July 21 – Wunderino Arena, Kiel*, DE
July 22 – Speicher, Husum, DE
July 23 – The Capitol, Hannover^, DE
July 24 – Zitadelle, Mainz +, DE
July 26 – Kunst!rasen, Bonn*, DE
July 27 – Heimspiel-Knyphausen Festival, DE
Aug 3 –  All Together Now, IE
Aug 8 –  Dinard Opening Festival, FR
Aug 10 – Haldern Pop Festival, DE
Oct 10 – Dolans, Limerick, IE
Oct 11 – Glor, Ennis, IE  
Oct 12 – Live at St. Lukes, IE
Oct 17 – Whelans, Dublin, IE 
Oct 18 – Sandinos, Derry, IE
Oct 19 – Oh Yeah, Belfast, IE
Oct 20 – Spirit Store, Dundalk, IE
Oct 26 – Connollys – Leap, IE  
Oct 27 – INEC – Killarney, IE 
Oct 31 – Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo Live Festival, IE
Nov 2 –   Theatre Royal, Waterford, IE 
Nov 3 –   Set Theatre, Kilkenny, IE
Nov 23 – Prachtwerk, Berlin, DE
Nov 24 – Hebebühne, Hamburg, DE
Nov 25 – KGB, Langenberg, DE
Nov 26 – Blue Shell, Cologne, DENov 28 – Live/Exil, Munich, DE


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