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Introducing: Pat Dam Smyth

Pat Dam Smyth is a raconteur singer-songwriter, and hell, has he got some stories to tell...

Who?

Pat Dam Smyth is a 90s teenager from rural Northern Ireland who sometimes performs solo and sometimes with a small collection of co-conspirators.

The Sound?

Pat Dam Smyth is the soundtrack to the morning after the night before. His philosophical odes to a past that will never return bring to mind Father John Misty, War On Drugs, Neil Young & Nick Cave. In fact, it just so happens that Jim Sclavunos of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds & Grinderman fame found his way into the studio to provide some additional production and mixing for Pat’s new single “Blue Lights”. 

Grab your copy of Blue Lights here.

The Story

Growing up in Northern Ireland during the 90s was no cake walk but like many kids at the time Pat Dam Smyth found refuge within music, punk in particular. In his own words Pat sings “Punk rock saved my soul, sure beats digging six feet holes. It was freedom, and it never goes away.” A lot must have happened since those heady days of teenage rebellion but Smyth has emerged as an inspired song-writing talent championed BBC 6Music icons Lauren Lavern & Cerys Matthews.

Essential Tracks

Check out the title track from Pat’s “Goodbye Berlin” EP which came out at the end of the summer. It’s pretty much all we’ve listened to since we first found it…

…and if you simply must have visuals then check out the video for “Juliette” below.

Having seen Pat live we reckon the best’s yet to be released.

Where can I see Pat play live then?

Pat’s UK tour in support of his new single kicks off on November 21st including shows at Nottingham’s Bodega & The Horn in St Albans. Get tickets for upcoming Pat Dam Smyth shows at ticketweb.co.uk/patdamsmyth

 

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