Domino Records have announced their latest signing of Irish alt-folk and electronica alchemist Seamus Fogarty. To celebrate the occasion, Seamus has shared the video for brand new song ‘Short Ballad For A Long Man’. Produced by Fogarty and Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Wild Beasts), the song 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.
The video was directed by Kieran Evans (Vashti Bunyan: From Here To Before) and 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.
Seamus Fogarty 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
Buy ‘Short Ballad For A Long Man’: Digital
Photo credit: Brian Whar