NEW PAGANS – ” Christian Boys “

Posted: January 20, 2021 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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For Fans Of of Wolf Alice/The Pixies and with influences ranging from PJ Harvey to Sonic Youth, this awesome Belfast-based band New Pagans blend massive riffs and rare dynamics to challenge past and present issues surrounding relationships, equality, history, and gender; all wrapped up in their alternative, post-punk, indie rock style. Northern Ireland is about as punk as a locale can be. Decades of conflict and political turbulence has resulted in a cultural climate highly receptive to angst. New Pagans, a Belfast-based band fronted by Lyndsey McDougall, channels their country’s history into their propulsive debut album, The Seed, The Vessel, The Roots And All. It has a brooding, gothic palette, and is teeming with reference to saints and sinners, blood and tears, and various strains of nebulous wickedness.

UK indie/post-hardcore band New Pagans are releasing their new LP The Seed, The Vessel, The Roots and All on March 19th via Big Scary Monsters, and the first single is the soaring, fired-up “Christian Boys” which the band says is about a Christian leader that singer Lyndsey McDougall had been having an affair with before he married his virgin bride. “This is shocking but what is more disturbing is that it hadn’t been the first-time similar stories had emerged. When these men were confronted, they all stated that the women were to blame, it had been their fault, they were the sinners and had led the Christian men astray,” the band said.

With some fierce attitude, gritty pop-sensibilities alongside striking vocals, (not to mention a ‘Best Live Act’ at the NI Music Prize!), this band are definitely ones to watch and luckily you don’t have to wait very long to hear some new music!

Taken from the LP The Seed, The Vessel, The Roots and All Out digitally on Friday 19th March 2021 but you can hear the fantastic new single “Christian Boys

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