...and I am absolutely thrilled to confirm London-based guitarist Seamus Fogarty will top the bill. The first G-Man Presents... showcase to feature in Plugd Records i.e. the greatest record store the land has ever known, will take place on the second week of February and will be a cosy, intimate affair with the master craftsman.
Following an appearance on the Irish Times' top 10 acts to watch out for in 2012, the national newspaper proceeded to adorn God Damn You Mountain, Fogarty's début record released later that year on Scottish micro-label Fence Records (also home to King Creosote and James Yorkston), with a 4-star review (corroborated by an appearance on Jim Carroll's 33 best albums of the year so far list) which would help form a firm foundation for an exciting year ahead. Appearances at high profile festivals such as London's Camden Crawl, Electric Picnic and a main stage performance at The Green Man coupled with a Vicar Street opening slot for King Creosote & Jon Hopkins and a UK tour with James Yorkston made 2012 a very eventful calendar year indeed. This one's not to be missed.
Cue lovely words section:
Album of the Week April 2012
Vic Galloway Show, BBC Radio Scotland
"startlingly good debut album….a record that nestles beautifully at the point where the digital and analogue worlds collide"
"the ghostly emotional wallop of the tunes will take your breath away"
Jim Carroll, The Irish Times
"dreamy mesmerising folk music"
"takes alt-folk into an abstract realm"
The Herald Scotland
"Deep listening psychedelic folk, a peaty brew."
The Quietus Magazine
"Surreal, gently humorous songwriting"
"an album that enraptures and enamours in equal measure"
Note this will be an early show: music at 8.30pm, finish at 10.30pm.
For more on Seamus Fogarty visit:
- Seamus Fogarty and John (Blek) O'Connor plays Plugd Records Friday, 8th February
- Tickets are priced at €5
- For official event page click here