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“Like Strummer, Bragg and Duckworth before him, Sean McGowan possesses a world-weary spirit and an ability to translate that resignation into wryly observed studies of the human condition… A unique talent.

SEAN McGOWAN makes his return this Autumn with a brand new EP: ‘Curate Calm, Create Chaos’, out 1st November 2019 (via Xtra Mile Recordings).


Listen to the first single from the release, ‘Silk’ here: https://youtu.be/lLilwyHiWKI

A punk, poet, and pacifist all at once, Sean’s latest collection arrives very much like an extension of the artist himself. Stepping momentarily away from the frenetic indie-punk that coursed through the veins of his acclaimed debut album ‘Son of The Smith’, Sean’s latest release instead delivers an altogether more tender and introspective listen.

After the Southampton singer-songwriter found his life suddenly turned upside down by a series of monumental changes beyond his control, he reached into his soul and found these five new songs: ‘I’m OK’, ‘Heart Breaker’, ‘Silk’, ‘Money’ and ‘Queen of The West’. Now compiled as his ‘Curate Calm, Create Chaos’ EP, together the tracks spin a deeply personal narrative that charts Sean’s journey as he navigated his way through these stormy waters.

Opening up about the ‘Curate Calm, Create Chaos’ EP, Sean says:


“‘Curate Calm, Create Chaos’ was born from a particularly turbulent time in my life. A string of events knocked me for Six. I identified five of the causes and used them as the foundations for songs. I always try to write honestly and personally. I feel like the only way someone could relate or engage with my music is if it's 100% the truth. CCCC is about being self aware enough to accept things aren't right and trying your hardest to fix ‘em."

His first new material to emerge since his debut album last year, ‘Curate Calm, Create Chaos’ is subdued and stripped-back, raw and reflective, and together illuminate Sean’s songwriting talents going from strength to strength.

In support of the new release, Sean will be hitting the road for a series of UK & Irish gigs throughout the Autumn. Supporting Xtra Mile Recordings label-mates Brand New Friend on their upcoming Irish Tour this September, Sean will also be taking in headline dates of his own through out November and December which culminate with a pre-Christmas homecoming celebration at Southampton Joiners on Friday the 20th December.