Seamus Fogarty shares video for ‘Van Gogh’s Ear’, new album ‘The Curious Hand’ out now

Seamus Fogarty shares video for ‘Van Gogh’s Ear’, new album ‘The Curious Hand’ out now

Shares video for ‘Van Gogh’s Ear’ – watch here
New album The Curious Hand out now

“If I knew of any other artists like Seamus Fogarty, I would say his combination of heartbreaking melodies and hilarious-yet-moving lyrics sets him apart from them” Jon Hopkins

“Captivating” Q 4*
“Gritty, poetic electronic folk. A real original” The Observer 4*
“Storytelling troubadour and electronica maverick” 
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“A treasure trove of noises and stories from a man with plenty to say” The Irish Times 4*

Last week, Seamus Fogarty released his new album The Curious Hand – his first for new label home Domino.

Today, he shares the video for ‘Van Gogh’s Ear’, a plaintively gentle masterpiece splicing together philosophical musings on a niggling ear infection alongside stoney-faced rush hour commuters. Directed by James Hankins, Hankins says of making the video “Seamus and I both agreed it should be quite playful and dreamlike. It borrows a lot from my favourite artists, comedians and filmmakers 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”

Watch the ‘Van Gogh’s Ear’ video HERE

Stream ‘Van Gogh’s Ear’ HERE

Produced by Seamus and Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Wild Beasts), The Curious Hand elevates Fogarty into another bracket of artists doing fascinatingly skewed and modern and heartfelt things with roots-influenced and electronic music. He’s an evocative and thoughtful lyricist and melodicist as well as an inquisitive sonic explorer for fans of Alasdair Roberts, Will Oldham and Kieran Hebden.

The Curious Hand follows his debut full-length God Damn You Mountain (Fence/Lost Map) and 2015’s EP Ducks and Drakes. It is available to purchase on limited-edition yellow coloured vinyl, standard vinyl, CD and digitally.  Buy: JB Hi-FiDigital | Stream

Upcoming live dates
14th Oct – Daylight Music @ Union Chapel, London
21st Oct – Ritual Union Festival, Oxford
3rd November – Christ Church, Castlebar
8th November – The Workmans Club, Dublin
9th November – Roisin Dubh, Galway
10th November – Phil Grimes, Waterford
11th November – Kasbah Social Club, Limerick
12th November – The Roundy, Cork
21st November – The Canteen, Bristol
22nd November – The Basement, York
23rd November – The Lamplight Club @ The Regather Works, Sheffield
24th November – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow
25th November – High & Lonesome Festival, Leeds
26th November – The Prince Albert, Brighton

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