In the run up to his debut album release, lyrically dextrous folk-punk troubadour SEÁN McGOWAN has shared an intimate new interview and session video – watch HERE
Featuring a stirring solo acoustic session of Seán performing currently unreleased track ‘Springhill’, the video also sees the budding singer-songwriter open up about family, football, his current influences, as well as lifting the lid on what to expect from his eagerly anticipated debut album release ‘Son of The Smith’ – out 11 May 2018 via Xtra Mile Recordings.
This exclusive video was shot just hours before Seán took to the stage of the hallowed Shepherd’s Bush Empire earlier this year, while supporting Xtra Mile Recordings compadre Will Varley on his latest UK tour.
The video arrives as Seán prepares to go to back to his homeland with a series of Irish shows throughout this week that begin at Cork’s Brú Bar (6 March) and wind up in Belfast this weekend. Seán will then tackle an extensive run of UK and European dates over the coming months as he tours ‘Son Of The Smith’ – see full dates and details below.
Giving us our first taster of the new album ahead, Seán also recently released the single ‘Off the Rails’, which you can check out here.
Recorded at SS2 Studios in Southend with labelmate Sam Duckworth (AKA Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.) and Jay Malhotra, ‘Son of the Smith’ will be released on Xtra Mile Recordings on 11 May 2018. Disarming in its scope, surprising in its erudite tackling of life’s challenges, and strong of voice with just a dab of laddish humour – the album is aural personification of Seán himself.
Preorders for the album on CD, LP and digital are available now:
MAY SUPPORTING FRANK TURNER
14 London Roundhouse (Lost Evenings II)
MAY HEADLINE TOUR
15 London Monarch
26 Kingston Fighting Cocks
27 Bristol Crofter’s Rights
28 Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
29 Nottingham Bodega
31 Sheffield Totem
1 Leeds Santiagos
2 Southampton Joiners
3 Cardiff Tiny Rebel
5 Exeter Cavern
7 Cambridge Portland Arms
8 Oxford Cellar
9 Reading Rising Sun Arts Centre
‘Son of the Smith’ Album track-listing