New Pagans have revealed a string of dates for a headline UK tour, taking place in October later this year. The tour sees them travel across the entirety of the country, including a stop at London’s Black Heart in Camden. Tickets are on sale now, and a full list of dates along with links for ticket purchases is available here.
The announcement follows the recent release of their critically acclaimed debut album The Seed, The Vessel, The Roots and All, out now via Big Scary Monsters and features their stunning singles ‘Harbour’, the fiery ‘Christian Boys’ and the powerful ‘Yellow Room’. The latter also being Steve Lamacq’s ‘Record Of The Week’ on BBC 6 Music.
The album was featured as Stereogum’s ‘Album of The Week’ and has received glowing reviews across the board from the likes of Xs Noize, Kerrang, The Line Of Best Fit, Brooklyn Vegan, NPR and more.
The band also showcased a special livestream event to celebrate the album release, which took place in the city they played their first-ever show together – Derry City, in the far north of Ireland. The event was filmed inside the city’s musical hub, The Nerve Centre, and is available to view below.
In addition to Steve Lamacq’s continued support for their music, the band have also received regular plays from BBC 6 Music and Radio 1 by the likes of Chris Hawkins, Daniel P Carter, Phil Taggart, Huw Stephens and Jack Saunders as well as John Kennedy at Radio X, BBC Introducing, Kerrang Radio, Amazing Radio and more.
New Pagans also closed last year by winning the award ‘Best Live Act’ at the NI Music Prize 2020 cementing them as one of the most exciting and interesting rising acts, both sonically and visually.
As a collective, they offer a wealth of artistic scope from Lyndsey’s skills in Irish embroidery, and her deep historical knowledge, to bassist Claire’s visual artistry and talents as a director, and the musical experience of guitarists Cahir O’Doherty (Jetplane Landing, Fighting With Wire), Alan McGreevy and drummer Conor McAuley.
NEW PAGANS 2021 TOUR DATES
11th – Oporto, Leeds
12th – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
13th – Green Door Store, Brighton
14th – The Black Heart, London
16th – The Dark Horse, Birmingham
17th – Wild Paths Festival, Norwich
18th – Star and Garter, Manchester
19th – Broadcast, Glasgow
9th – Academy 2, Dublin
16th – Limelight 2, Belfast