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Graft And Grief

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Graft And Grief
Graft And Grief


Following the exciting news that Southampton-born singer Seán McGowan has signed a deal with Xtra Mile Recordings he now reveals details of a brand new EP 'Graft & Grief' to be released 8th September 2017 on silver vinyl, CD and digital.

The 7 track EP features the singles 'No Show', 'Apple Core' and 'Costa Del Solution'. With two poems book-ending the EP, 'Graft & Grief' showcases Seán's lyrical dexterity, knack for penning a catchy melody and laser sharp social commentary. 'No Show' puts zero-hour-contract, minimum-wage drudgery into riotous perspective, rebellion in half-arsed job performance, revenge in furiously-paced folk-punk whilst 'Apple Core' draws gentle echoed gallops while Seán spits lyrics at a pace, a rowdy chorus nailing his unexpected eloquence.

'Dog Tag' flows from chin-up confidence to raw honesty and 'Clear Conscience' rumbles with drum rolls under soft guitars. Finally, new song 'Costa Del Solution' is a bright, sunny jangle set upon high street despondency and twists the cliché of a beach holiday escape.

'Graft & Grief' is an impressive showcase for his rollicking full-band set of socially spot-on songs; an insight into realities of being young and musically-motivated in modern England.


  1. Name
  2. Gag Part 1
  3. No Show
  4. Apple Core
  5. Dog Tag
  6. Clear Conscience
  7. Costa Del Solution
  8. Gag Part 2
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