Seamus Fogarty shares video for 'Van Gogh's Ear'
9th October 2017
Last week, Seamus Fogarty released his new album The Curious Hand – his first for new label home Domino – as well as playing a wonderful album launch at London’s The Old Queen’s Head.
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”
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.
Upcoming live dates
14th Oct – Daylight Music @ Union Chapel, London Tickets
21st Oct – Ritual Union Festival, Oxford Tickets
3rd November – Christ Church, Castlebar Tickets
8th November – The Workmans Club, Dublin Tickets
9th November – Roisin Dubh, Galway Tickets
10th November – Phil Grimes, Waterford Tickets
11th November – Kasbah Social Club, Limerick Tickets
12th November – The Roundy, Cork Tickets
21st November – The Canteen, Bristol Free entry
22nd November – The Basement, York Tickets
23rd November – The Lamplight Club @ The Regather Works, Sheffield Tickets
24th November – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow Tickets
25th November – High & Lonesome Festival, Leeds Tickets
26th November – The Prince Albert, Brighton Tickets