Great to receive this today. Seamus’s last EP ‘Ducks & Drakes’ (listen on Spotify) was a big hit round our way. The forthcoming album is a treat and hats off to Domino for not dithering when it came to signing it (unlike someone I can think of, doh). (JB)
It comes with a cracking video from long time friend of the river Kieran Evans too: the video was filmed at various locations around the Thames Estuary including Isle of Grain, Isle of Sheppey and Shellness Beach.
Originally from County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland, Fogarty now resides in London. His previous releases include debut full-length album God Damn You Mountain(Fence/Lost Map) and 2015’s EP Ducks and Drakes.
Produced by Fogarty and Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Wild Beasts), ‘Short Ballad For A Long Man’ is a lament for the 250-year-old skeleton of giant Irishman Charles Byrne displayed in The Hunterian Museum in London. Opening with lush strings and clarinets ‘Short Ballad For A Long Man’ gives way to subtle synth tones and droning Hammond organs, giving the listener a taste of Fogarty’s meticulous approach to his craft.
Upcoming live dates
13th – 16th July – Latitude Festival, Southwold, Suffolk
28-29th July – Lost Map’s Howlin’ Fling, Isle of Eigg, Scotland
17th August – Fringe Festival, Kilkenny