Irish indie-punks New Pagans release new album today!
Making Circles of Our Own LP released 17th February via Big Scary Monsters
Stream here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4RXKgPzAYcazfy8b7sCtFj
“Great hooks and buzzing riffs adds up to perfect guitar pop” – The Irish Times
“Alt-rockers unleash biblical new opus” – HOTPRESS
“Some of the best straight-ahead guitar rock I’ve heard lately” – Stereogum
“A good band transform into a great one” – The Guardian
“Taking the bull by the horns” – The Last Mixed Tape
4/5 – XS Noize
Critically lauded Irish indie-punk group New Pagans have released their excellent new second album Making Circles of Our Own (17th February 2023 via Big Scary Monsters) with a full UK and Irish Tour in March / April 2023
As the music industry fights to return from the brink, New Pagans abandon chaos for a brief moment, in search of hope. Making Circles of Our Own is a glorious listen, incisive, inspiring, and uplifting. Ultimately, the album details the journey to self-assurance, deftly led by singer and wordsmith Lyndsey Mcdougall, whose transportive lyrics demand instant repeat listens.
New Pagans‘ critically acclaimed debut album, The Seed The Vessel The Roots and All was a self-reflective and self-critical release. Instead, Making Circles of Our Own is more poised, curious and outward-looking, but not without its own moments of angry power. Focusing on the societal limits placed on age and gender, the album is a strong statement of intent from the group, recalling elements of Pixies, PJ Harvey, and Quicksand.
Making Circles of Our Own is New Pagans‘ successor to the globally-lauded debut The Seed, The Vessel, The Roots and All (March 2021, Big Scary Monsters), which received acclaimed from Stereogum, Kerrang!, The Independent, NPR and more, and led to tours with Skunk Anansie and Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls.
New Pagans will be touring Making Circles of Our Own in March/April 2023
Dates as follows:
Mar 02: Ulster Sports Club, Belfast
Mar 07: Glasgow Broadcast
Mar 08: Newcastle Zerox
Mar 09: Manchester Gullivers
Mar 10: Portsmouth, Edge of the Wedge
Mar 11: London Boston Music Roomar 13: Bristol The Exchange
Mar 13: Bristol, Exchange
Mar 14: Nottingham The Bodega
Mar 15: Liverpool EBGBs
Mar 30: Galway, The Loft Galway
Apr 1: Kilkenny, John Cleere’s
Apr 13: Dublin, The Sound House
New Pagans are:
Lyndsey McDougall – Vocals
Cahir O’Doherty – Guitar and vocals
Claire Miskimmin – Bass guitar
Allan McGreevy – Guitar
Conor McAuley – Drums