Seamus Fogarty has always walked his own path.
The Irish songwriter's deep, inquisitive discography leans on the folk side of the equation, curious acoustic ruminations with a stark and often surreal sense of humour.
New album 'The Curious Hand' is his first for new label Domino, and the artist previewed new material at a stellar, sold out show in London venue Old Queen's Head.
Stand-out cut 'Van Gogh's Ear' has received a full video, and it's a playful, dream-like shoot directed by James Hankins.
The director explains: “Seamus and I both agreed it should be quite playful and dreamlike. It borrows a lot from my favourite artists, comedians and film-makers who made a big impression on me while growing up. I think it's the kind of video I would have made when I was 18 or so, if I could have managed it back then. So it's quite nice thinking that I've made something for my younger self.”
Seamus adds “working with James was both exciting and nerve-racking - his imagination is quite frightening but in the best possible way”.
Skilfully evocative and wonderfully enticing, you can check out 'Van Gogh's Ear' below.
Catch Seamus Fogarty at the following shows:
3 Castlebar Christ Church
8 Dublin The Workmans Club
9 Galway Roisin Dubh
10 Waterford Phil Grimes
11 Limerick Kasbah Social Club
12 Cork The Roundy
21 Bristol The Canteen
22 York The Basement
23 Sheffield The Lamplight Club @ The Regather Works
24 Glasgow The Hug & Pint
25 Leeds High & Lonesome Festival
26 Brighton The Prince Albert
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