Sean McGowan is excited to announce the release of his debut album, Son Of The Smith, through Xtra Mile Recordings on 11th May 2018.

The first single taken from the album is Off The Rails sears along with an e-bow guitar drone thrumming underneath while Sean gives the lyrical equivalent of an arm around the shoulder and kiss on the cheek of his mates for being there for him.

As a glimpse into Son Of The Smith, it captures his band absolutely ploughing through the parts he wrote for them. In that spirit, Son Of The Smith captures everything live. Recording at SS2 Studios in Southend with label mate Sam Duckworth (AKA Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly) and Jay Malhotra, drums were done without a click-track, each instrument colliding with the rhythm. “It feels urgent, like it could tip over the edge at any point,” Sean says.

Sean has a huge year lined up in support of the album. Ending 2017 supporting Billy Bragg through the UK he began the year touring with label mate Will Varley. Coinciding with the album release he will play a short headline tour throughout May.



Date Venue
Sat 26th Fighting Cocks Kingston
Sun 27th Crofter’s Rights Bristol
Mon 28th Sunflower Lounge Birmingham
Tue 29th Bodega Nottingham
Thu 31st Totem Sheffield


Date Venue
Fri 1st Santiagos Leeds
Sat 2nd Joiners Southampton
Sun 3rd Tiny Rebel Cardiff
Tue 5th Cavern Exeter
Thu 7th Portland Arms Cambridge
Fri 8th Cellar Oxford
Sat 9th Rising Sun Arts Centre Reading

Tickets are now on sale

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