Belfast’s New Pagans have shared the video for their new single ‘Charlie Has The Face Of A Saint’. Designed and shot by the band’s bassist and future director Claire Miskimmin alongside lead singer Lyndsey McDougall, the visual is an imagined clip featuring Lyndsey draped in fabrics in a variation of symbolic poses.
“The video was shot in the places Claire played in as a child, familiar spaces that are striking and eerie. As a horror film fanatic it was the perfect setting for the image of the roaming red spectre that was conjured from Lyndsey’s fabric box. The anonymous nature of Charlie relates to the unclaimed identity of the apparition.”

The alternative rock ode was inspired by conversations overheard on a Belfast bus, melding together the mundane complaints, flippant remarks, and the monotonous prose of the everyday commuter into a collection of unremarkable yet crucially significant snapshots.Channelling elements of rock, pop and punches of punk attitude, New Pagans sonic expressions sit them amongst the likes of Wolf Alice and Black Honey with Pixie-esque influences that has earned the support from the likes of Daniel P Carter and Phil Taggart at Radio 1, John Kennedy at Radio X, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and more.

Writing tracks impassioned with meaningful messages and conversational topics, their previous release ‘It’s Darker’ has led to the band being shortlisted for Best Single at the 2019 Northern Ireland Music Prize. The track has a feminist edge, as it confronts an incident in which a musician became aggressive towards Lyndsey at a party and wouldn’t tolerate her opinions.

New Pagans also impress on the live circuit with their electric live performances which have also seen them nominated for Best Live Act at the NI Music Prize. They’ve been playing across their homeland with a show at The Workman’s Club, Dublin tomorrow night as part of Ireland’s Music Week and they’ve just announced a hometown Christmas headline show at Voodoo, Belfast on December 22nd.

04/10 – The Workman’s Club, Dublin (Ireland’s Music Week)
15/11 – The Atlantic Bar, Portrush
06/12 – Bello Bar, Dublin (w/ HAVVK)
22/12 – Voodoo, Belfast (headline)

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