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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - Eoin But­ler

SÉAMUS FOG­A­RTY

Short Bal­lad for a Long Man Domino

“As a young man I was never one for sit­ting still at school / When I went to Lon­don Town I was paid to play the fool …” Swin­ford na­tive Séamus Fog­a­rty chan­nels the spirit of an­other Ir­ish ex­ile in the Bri­tish cap­i­tal, Shane MacGowan, when he gives the walls a talk­ing on his de­but sin­gle for Domino Records. By the way, don’t slam your tablet against the wall and curse the name of Steve Jobs’s liv­ing de­scen­dants (as I did) if you think the sound isn’t work­ing. The au­dio doesn’t kick in till about the one-minute mark.

KE­SHA

Woman RCA

The sec­ond track re­leased from Ke­sha’s (the $ in her name seems to have gone walk­a­bout lately) come­back al­bum Rain­bow is a fu­ri­ous fem­i­nist pop an­them com­posed, she says, in re­sponse to Don­ald Trump’s leaked Ac­cess Hol­ly­wood tapes and sub­se­quent, un­fath­omable elec­tion to the of­fice of pres­i­dent of the United States. The track, as they say on TV, con­tains strong lan­guage from the out­set.

CHANCE THE RAP­PER ft. YOUNG THUG

Big Bs

When Sound­cloud re­cently an­nounced that it is in se­ri­ous fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties, Chance the Rap­per promised to do his part to en­sure the Ger­man com­pany re­mains “here to stay”. The first fruit of that pledge is this col­lab­o­ra­tion with Young Thug, which he shared ex­clu­sively on the on­line au­dio plat­form. This track also con­tains strong lan­guage. But come on, you prob­a­bly guessed that al­ready.

ADAM TOR­RES

High Lone­some Fat Possum Records

Last week I was in Ten­nessee, this week I’m in the Lone Star State. And the artist that friends in Austin, Texas are cur­rently most in a tizzy over is Al­bu­querque singer­song­writer Adam Tor­res. High Lone­some is taken from his most re­cent al­bum Pearls to Swine.

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