Posts Tagged ‘Big Scary Monster Records’

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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The delightful Honey Lung have dropped another slice of twinkly, summery indie gold off their forthcoming EP – say hello to Big! , Emboldened new EP ‘Post Modern Motorcade Music’ lands on May 29th, led by a brand new single from the four-piece.

A group who formed following a fateful Gumtree ad, there’s nothing contrived about the chemistry that fuels ‘Big’, with its raucous shoegaze recalling Swervedriver at their peak.

Short and succinct, the crisp production shines fresh light on the nuance of the band’s songwriting, adding a little extra power in the process.

Taken from the band’s forthcoming Post Modern Motorcade Music EP coming on the 29th May, Big is streaming everywhere now. Watch the new video for the single below and be sure to pre-save the EPyou won’t regret it!, This is the product of one of the most turbulent and emotional periods we’ve had as a band, but it tells the stories of the experiences, the relationships, the growth, the good and the bad we’ve all felt since we starting making it all those months ago

Performed by Honey Lung, and recorded with Andrea Spiteri and Michael Smith in London.


Honey Lung are:
Jamie Batten
Harry Chambers
David Sherry
Omri Covo

Big Scary Monsters is an independent currently label based in Oxford. It has so far been responsible for releases from the likes of Minus The Bear, Andrew W.K., Pulled Apart By Horses, Gnarwolves, Kevin Devine, Into It. Over It, Cursive, Meet Me In St Louis, Bear vs Shark, Toe, This Town Needs Guns, Tall Ships, Matt Pryor, Walter Schreifels, Joyce Manor, Algernon Cadwallader and many, many more