★★★★★ “Quinn’s vision is atmospheric, even sombre, but its theatricality and eclecticism are adventurous and engaging.” - Michal Boncza, Morning Star
“A thoughtful, well written, well-conceived album that can be enjoyed on many levels.” - Bob Mulvey, The Progressive Aspect
“[Inside Out] sounds pristinely deep without ever being overwhelming to the listener, with the perfect balance of atmospheric sounds and instruments easing the listener gently into the sublime soundscapes crafted so eloquently. A truly unique work, Quinn’s debut album is a truly fascinating listen, well worthy of soundtracking your lazy summer afternoons.” – Max Richardson, Get into this
★★★★ “ As the weeks have passed and I’ve found myself continually drawn back into this album’s inner intents, so its fragile but bullish beauty has become more and more obvious, making this an experience that can genuinely influence your mood and alter how you see the world around about you. If that isn’t reason enough to give it your time, then I’m not sure what is.” - Steven Reid, Sea of Tranquility
“Úna Quinn’s performance on this track is redolent of the more theatrical and folksy side of a Kate Bush vocal delivery (I’m reminded of the Bush tracks that featured her brother Paddy)…A modern reinvention of classic folk brought to life through many diverse, coloured textures” – Derval McCloat, BBC 6 Fresh on the Net
“Excellent… Una Quinn’s delicately poised voice sits majestically atop her blending of resonating piano, guitars, plinky-plonkys and rattle-tattles to sit with her creeping orchestra. Hailing from Armagh and Liverpool I gather she is another great artist based in that fine music heritage city. “ – Chris Ingram, BBC 6 Music Fresh on the Net
released July 14, 2019
Composed by Úna Quinn, except tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 composed by Úna Quinn and Neil Campbell.
Úna Quinn (vocals, keyboards & additional guitars )
Neil Campbell ( guitars and additional keyboards)
Louis Bacchino (flute on track 1)
Michael Quinn (clarinet on track 1)
Mark Quinn (vocals on tracks 4 & 6)
Paul King (saxophone on track 3)
Produced and Engineered by Úna Quinn
Mastered by Jon Lawton at Crosstown Studios
Thanks to all my friends and family for their support, and special thanks to Neil Campbell, Margery Quinn, Conor Quinn and Cara the pup, without whom this would not have been possible.
Úna Quinn’s debut album Inside Out is a startling and brave statement on the increasing injustices of the modern world.
Inspired by the confusion and frustrations fostered by an often deceptive media, and the intentional contradictions of changing political structures, the texture of Inside Out is a vibrant mix of instrumental, electronic and experimental, anchored by Quinn’s unmistakable voice...more
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