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Seamus Fogarty signs to Domino, releases video for ‘Short Ballad for a Little Man’

Seamus Fogarty signs to Domino, releases video for ‘Short Ballad for a Little Man’

Mike McGrath-Bryan

UK indie survivor Domino Records has signed Mayo alt-folk exponent Seamus Fogarty, and released a video for his label debut single ‘Short Ballad for a Little Man’ this morning.

A string-laden introduction gives way to drone and synths, serving as an introduction for Fogarty’s creative approach to a bigger audience. Directed by Kieran Evans (Vashti Bunyan among others), the video was filmed at various locations around the Thames Estuary in London, including Isle of Grain, Isle of Sheppey and Shellness Beach.

Originally from County Mayo, Fogarty currently 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, as displayed in The Hunterian Museum in London.

Seamus Fogarty - Short Ballad For a Long Man (Official Video)

Short Ballad for a Little Man is available for pre-order on iTunes now.


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