Seamus Fogarty hails from the west of Ireland and writes songs about mountains that steal t-shirts, women who look like dinosaurs and various other unfortunate incidents.
He came to the attention of Scottish record label Fence Records after supporting James Yorkston (Domino/Fence Records) at a show in Kilkenny. An invitation to the Collective’s annual Home Game festival in Anstruther, Fife, soon followed - with Seamus performing in front of about five people at a secret pub show/bar room brawl. King Creosote was one of those in attendance, and was immediately hooked (nearly left-hooked).
This year began with Jim Carroll of the Irish Times picking Seamus as one of the 10 acts to keep an eye on for 2012. Since then he has played at the Camden Crawl in London, toured the UK with James Yorkston, opened for King Creosote and Jon Hopkins in Vicar Street and is set to perform on the main stage at The Green Man Festival in Wales this August and the Body & Soul stage at the Electric Picnic in September. Seamus’s debut album, God Damn You Mountain, was released on Fence Records in April 2012 and is available to buy from fencerecords.com.
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