Eugene McGuinness' new single 'Lion' is available as a free download from his website. His debut album is expected to be released in early 2012, through Domino Records (Arctic Monkeys; Anna Calvi). The single will also be released as a digital bundle with the song 'Frosty' on December 5th, 2011.
The video for Lion was shot by Dylan Southern - who has shot videos for Blur, Arctic Monkeys and Elbow - and Will Lovelace. A smart looking Eugene, with hair slicked back, paces a warehouse in Essex - indeed, rather like the lion he references in the title - accompanied by four female dancers who are all dressed in red.
Eugene released a mini album in August 2007, entitled 'The Early Learnings of Eugene McGuiness' but his self titled debut LP was released in October 2008. Eugene is also the front man of Eugene and the Lizards, alongside his brother Dominic McGuinness; Malcolm Lunan and John Barrett.
Currently, Eugene is touring with Miles Kane.
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