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Saint Sister, formed in November 2014, is the creation of Morgan Macintyre and Gemma Doherty. The duo met while studying at Trinity College, Dublin and shortly after graduating they started making music together. A month after forming they were asked to perform on TG4 (Irish national TV), and opened Whelan’s for Arcade Fire’s Will Butler. Their debut EP ‘Madrid’, recorded with Alex Ryan (bassist with Hozier), was released in November 2015 and has since reached 2 million streams on Spotify. The lead single was playlisted on RTE1 (Irish National radio) and was also championed by Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart, eventually being playlisted through the BBC introducing system on Radio 1 as well as on German national radio, 1Live.


2016’s ‘Tin Man’ came out on Communion’s Singles Club and received continued support from national radio, both at home and abroad. The track was nominated for song of the year by the Choice Music Prize and the band named “Best Irish Band” in 2016 by the readers of the Irish Times. They performed this single for a televised performance in St James’ Church at Other Voices. The band’s 3rd release, ‘Causing Trouble’ was released in June 2017. The single also fared well at radio and was playlisted across Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.


Since their formation, the band have toured extensively throughout Europe. They made their US debut in March 2016 with multiple showcases at SXSW and have had notable appearances at numerous festivals including BBC Introducing at Glastonbury, Latitude, Electric Picnic, Longitude, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn Festival and Eurosonic. In 2017 the band supported Lisa Hannigan on a 20 date European tour as well as a headline show at The National Concert Hall, Dublin. That September the band opened for The National in the Cork Opera house.


2018 see’s the release of the band’s debut album “Shape of Silence” out October 5th.  “Twin Peaks” the first single, premiered on Billboard Magazine and has been since championed by Huw Stephens at BBC radio 1 as well as Double and Triple J. Second second, You Never Call, has also received continued support from key media and press. Starting in September the band embark on a forty date world tour across North America, Ireland, UK, Europe and Australia.

Current Release

Saint Sister
Shape of Silence
Street Date: October 5, 2018

Track Listing:

1. The Beginning
2. Twin Peaks
3. Tin Man
4. You Never Call
5. Causing Trouble
6. Tir Eile
7. Corpses
8. Steady
9. Madrid
10. Shape of Silence
11. Half Awake
12. The Meter



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