great pagans

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Drawing their name from a well-thumbed copy of Dante’s Inferno, Great Pagans’ music often echoes the limbo state of their Purgatorial namesakes - a state between joy and melancholy, a comforting sadness. Built around the songwriting of vocalist Alex Painter the band are a considerable live force; the line up completed by Chris Griffin, Jim Morrison and Ozzy Ellis.

Following their well-received eponymous EP in 2012, they released their debut ‘Cupid In Error’ digitally and on vinyl in late 2014 to critical acclaim. It primarily documents the end of a long relationship and the ageless, echoing vibrations that come with it, an honest reflection of redefining oneself. The recording of the album reasserts their DIY philosophy, taking place in a variety of makeshift spaces, including churches and cluttered basements, being mixed between Brighton and Vancouver, Canada.

Look out this autumn for new music from the band.

"Great Pagans' shimmery sadness will soothe your soul." SPIN Magazine

"A journey into the dark heart of indie...a sound that harks back to early Cure and Sonic Youth’s more melodic moments. 8/10" Uncut

"Moonlit melancholy." The Line Of Best Fit

"Sharply defined post-punk with an anthemic quality." Clash

"Compelling." Q Magazine

"A record that instantly captures the imagination." The 405