Sean O'Hagan

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This article is about the musician. For the journalist, see Sean O'Hagan (journalist).
Sean O'Hagan
Genres Experimental pop, post-rock, avant-garde
Instruments Vocals, synthesizers, guitar
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts The High Llamas, Stereolab, Microdisney

Sean O'Hagan is an Irish musician who has been a member of Microdisney, The High Llamas and Stereolab.

O'Hagan is, alongside Cathal Coughlan, a founding member of Irish indie band Microdisney; the band initially formed in Cork but was based in London from 1982 until their split in 1988.[1] He released the solo album High Llamas in 1990, using that as the name for the band he subsequently formed.[1] The High Llamas released a number of highly acclaimed albums, showing influences as diverse as The Beach Boys, Ennio Morricone, Antonio Carlos Jobim and avant-garde electronica.[1] He has also collaborated extensively with Stereolab, playing in the band until 1994 and appearing as a guest musician on later releases.[1] In 1996 he collaborated with Tim Gane as Turn On, releasing an album of the same name on Drag City Records.[1] They also worked together on the soundtrack to the film La Vie d'Artiste.[1] He provided string arrangements for several Super Furry Animals albums. He guested on The Heavy Blinkers 2013 album Health.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f McClintock, J. Scott "Sean O'Hagan Biography", AllMusic. Retrieved 20 August 2013
  2. ^ Mersereau, Bob (2013) "Music Review: The Heavy Blinkers - Health", CBC, 13 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013