Sean Panting on “Man of the Year” and Republic of Doyle – Audio Interview
St. John’s, NL – January 3, 2012 – Sean Panting is a busy man these days. He has been a music industry mainstay on the Newfoundland music scene for years and in December released fifth solo album, “Man of the Year.”
Sean is a founding member of Newfoundland bands Drive and Kelly Russell & The Planks. He’s worked with the likes of Billy Bragg and Dave Bidini, to collaborations with artists as diverse as Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle and improv artists McKudo, to his frequent appearances as an actor on stage and screen most recently as Walter the lecherous lawyer on CBC’s Republic Of Doyle, Sean has created a sizable body of work.
In on our interview, Sean explains the latest album is the result of a lot of changes in his life over the past few years and the music reflects that. You can listen to our interview on the Soundcloud file below.
The wedding referred to our interview was between Alan Hawco and journalist Carolyn Stokes. It took place recently in St. John's. Other solo albums in Sean’s discography include the electric Receiver and acoustic Victrola (2005), Pop Disaster (2002), and his solo debut Lotus Land (2000). The track below from “Man of the Year” is “I Chose Hell.” You can also through the link below to purchase the album or individual tracks.
1. Man of the Year
2. Everybody Knows It's Over
3. Labrador Motors
4. Love, What Would You Have Me Do?
5. I Picked Hell
6. Panic Steers
8. I Get Tired of Putting Out Fires
9. Cubicle Creature
10. Rock n Roll Neighbour