VIDEO, ALBUM & TOUR NEWS: Sean McGowan video for ‘Cuppa Tea’, ‘Son of the Smith’ out 11th May, dates May/June 2018


Ever wondered how to make the perfect brew? Well wonder no longer as Seán McGowan guides you with a delightful, and somewhat delirious, new video for ‘Cuppa Tea’. Though perhaps don’t take this advice too literally… In a video that quickly pans out like the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party meets Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares, we find our protagonist presenting ‘Doo With McGoo’ – a cookery demonstration programme that’s more cutting edge than is perhaps close for comfort. Brave it yourself, if you dare…

Taken from Seán’s imminent new album release, ‘Cuppa Tea’ is just the latest single to emerge from the refreshing batch of tracks that make up ‘Son of The Smith’ – out this Friday (11 May 2018 via Xtra Mile Recordings).

Whilst the video provides a glimpse of Seán’s endearing quality for a lightness of touch when the moment is right, lyrically ’Cuppa Tea’ sees the Southampton singer delving deeper to challenge the disproportionate work/life balance and squeezed incomes that many of us endure in modern Britain. Speaking about the track Seán says:

“”Cuppa Tea is very much me calling it how I see it. It’s my refusal to accept second best for myself or anyone else. In a world where money rules I’ll do anything and everything to even the playing field.”

A revitalising brew of smart lyricism and infectious songwriting, stirred through with a swirl of satire ‘Cuppa Tea’ is very much the perfect indicator of what’s in the bag for Seán’s debut album.
Recorded at SS2 Studios in Southend with label mate Sam Duckworth (AKA Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.) and Jay Malhotra, ‘Son of The Smith’ is out 11 May 2018 on Xtra Mile Recordings.

Around the release Seán will be touring around the UK & Europe with a string of dates, catch him at these venues as follows:

UK & European dates:


12 Southend Chinnerys (supporting Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly)
14 London Roundhouse (Lost Evenings 2)


15 London Monarch
26 Kingston Fighting Cocks
27 Bristol Crofter’s Rights
28 Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
29 Nottingham Bodega
30 Newcastle Think Tank
31 Sheffield Totem

1 Leeds Santiagos
2 Southampton Joiners **SOLD OUT**
3 Cardiff Tiny Rebel
5 Exeter Cavern
6 Winchester Railway
7 Cambridge Portland Arms
8 Oxford Cellar
9 Reading Rising Sun Arts Centre

‘Son of the Smith’ Album track-listing

Mind The Doors
Cuppa Tea
Romance Ain’t Dead
Skin & Bone
Porkie Pies
Oh My Days
Mind Your Head
Local Boy
Auto Pilot
Life Has A Way
Off The Rails
Mind The Gap


Preorders for the album on CD, LP and digital are available now:

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