Momentum: Pat Dam Smyth
Pat Dam Smyth released new album ‘The Last King’ on 5 July 2019 on Northern Irish label Quiet Arch Records.
The Last King is the follow up to his critically acclaimed 2012 debut ‘The Great Divide’ and, along its mesmerising way, takes in the Northern Ireland of the Troubles which formed the backdrop to Pat’s formative years; first loves, lost loves, brotherly love; a breakdown in Berlin; and a king who destroys the world.
His music falls somewhere between John Grant, Leonard Cohen, Father John Misty and Nick Cave. His ability to distill his raw authenticity into a mixture of world weary low vocals, and those soul-searingly high moments is a trademark.
This award is to provide marketing support to help reach new audiences with this record and to support touring activities for Pat to get out around the UK and Ireland to promote the album.