Lisa O’Neill’s New Album ‘All Of This Is Chance’ Is Out Now
February 10, 2023
‘‘All Of This Is Chance’ is an epic canyon of sense and sound… a timeless piece of work, wholly unbound by style or genre, a universal shot of medicinal magic.’ – Folk Radio – Album Of The Month
‘The first indisputable classic of 2023’ – 9/10 Uncut Magazine
“In a Word. Mesmeric” – 5/5 – Songlines
Following five BBC Folk Awards nominations and a Folk Album of the Year accolade in The Guardian in 2019 for her recent album ‘Heard a Long Gone Song’ on Rough Trade’s River Lea imprint, ‘The Wren’ EP in 2019 and an adaptation of Bob Dylan’s ‘All the Tired Horses’ for the final scene of epic TV drama Peaky Blinders. O’Neill, one of the most evocative songwriters in contemporary Irish music today, returns with this new album, and her first for the Rough Trade label, the beautiful, resonant ‘All Of This Is Chance’, to be released on 10th February and available on exclusive silver vinyl at indie retail and the webstore.
Order the album on limited silver vinyl HERE (while stocks last)
‘All Of This Is Chance’ takes Lisa’s inimitable voice to greater heights, or depths, depending on which way you look at it. Throughout all eight songs on this album it feels like O’Neill is writing in a constant state of wonderment. Not only a portrait of the artist in love with nature, but one perplexed by the ever-expanding gulf between it and modern society. O’Neill sings across that divide while simultaneously digging deep into the land, eyes transfixed on a universe of colourful birds, and beyond them stargazing into the atomized constellations of outer space of which we ourselves are fragments.
It is at times a dramatic album, addressing wonder, fear the suppression of the spirt and the disconnect from the land. It requires a gentle touch to close out. ‘Goodnight World’ is a lullaby, simplified as if sung to a child, despite its darkness (Everyone I love lies under you tonight).
The sleeve of this album reflects the random wonder of the universe. A dog sneezed on dandelion seeds, and as the singer says – All Of This is Chance!
Fri, 10th Feb – Cavan, IE @ Town Hall Cavan SOLD OUT
Sat, 11th Feb – Cavan, IE @ Town Hall Cavan
Feb 13th – Banquet Records Instore (Purchase album to guarantee entry)
Feb 14th – Rough Trade West Instore (Purchase album to guarantee entry)
Wed, 22nd Feb – Dun Laoghaire, IE @ Pavilion Theatre SOLD OUT
Thu, 23rd Feb – Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s SOLD OUT
Thu, 16th March – Leeds, UK @ Howard Assembly Room
Fri, 17th March – York, UK @ The Black Swan SOLD OUT
Sat, 18th March – Kendal, UK @ Brewery Arts Centre
Sun, 19th March – Liverpool,UK @ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (Music Room)
Tues, 21st March – Bristol, UK @ St George’s
Wed, 22nd March – Oxford, UK @ SJE Arts Centre
Thu, 23rd March – London, UK @ Barbican Centre
Sat, 25th March – Gateshead, UK @ Sage (Hall 2)
Sun, 26th March – Edinburgh, UK @ Voodoo Rooms
Mon, 27th March – Edinburgh, UK @ Voodoo Rooms SOLD OUT
Tues, 28th March – Manchester, UK @ Band On The Wall