February 2, 2023

Critically lauded Irish indie-punk group New Pagans have launched their wonderful new single ‘There We Are John’, from their upcoming second album Making Circles of Our Personal (seventeenth February 2023 through Large Scary Monsters).

The rousing single is straight impressed by artist, filmmaker, and activist Derek Jarman. Spirited and uplifting, the observe is about rising issues out of desolate conditions and areas.

Within the phrases of New Pagans’ bassist Claire Miskimmin: “Derek Jarman was a visionary avant-garde artist & filmmaker, with a profession spanning 4 a long time and a number of genres. An essential determine within the historical past of homosexual tradition, he’s been described because the Queer Pagan Punk.”

New Pagans’ vocalist Lyndsey McDougall continues: “I first encountered the work of Derek Jarman via his coastal backyard, Prospect Cottage in Dungeness. Once we wrote this music, we had simply misplaced our house and had moved in with my dad and mom (on account of restrictions across the inventive business throughout Covid) and my dream of proudly owning a backyard appeared additional away than ever. In some way, finding out Jarman’s Prospect Cottage backyard introduced me nice serenity and hope. In a spot thought-about so desolate, Jarman created a wonderful, fruitful panorama. This music is about hope.”

Hearken to ‘There We Are John’ – BELOW:

The brand new single is taken from the band’s new album Making Circles of Our Personal out on seventeenth February.

Because the music business fights to return from the brink, New Pagans abandon chaos for a quick second, searching for hope. Making Circles of Our Personal is a wonderful hear, incisive, inspiring, and uplifting. Finally, the album particulars the journey to self-assurance, deftly led by singer and wordsmith Lyndsey Mcdougall, whose transportive lyrics demand prompt repeat listens.

New Pagans’ critically acclaimed debut album, The Seed The Vessel The Roots and All was a self-reflective and self-critical launch. As an alternative, Making Circles of Our Personal is extra poised, curious and outward-looking, however not with out its personal moments of offended energy. Specializing in the societal limits positioned on age and gender, the album is a robust assertion of intent from the group, recalling parts of Pixies, PJ Harvey, and Quicksand.

Making Circles of Our Personal is New Pagans’ successor to the globally-lauded debut The Seed, The Vessel, The Roots and All (March 2021, Large Scary Monsters), which obtained acclaim from XS Noize, Stereogum, Kerrang!, The Impartial, NPR and extra, and led to excursions with Skunk Anansie and Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls.

New Pagans shall be touring Making Circles of Our Personal in March.

Dates as follows:

Mar 02: Ulster Sports activities Membership, Belfast

Mar 07: Glasgow Broadcast
Mar 08: Newcastle Zerox
Mar 09: Manchester Gullivers
Mar 11: London Boston Music Roomar 13: Bristol The Alternate
Mar 14: Nottingham The Bodega
Mar 15: Liverpool EBGBs

Pre-order the document right here: https://bsmrocks.com/collections/home-page/merchandise/new-pagans-making-circles-of-our-own-lp

New Pagans are:

Lyndsey McDougall – Vocals
Cahir O’Doherty – Guitar and vocals
Claire Miskimmin – Bass guitar
Allan McGreevy – Guitar
Conor McAuley – Drums


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