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Great Pagans + Allison's Gate + JPWR

Brighton Noise are beyond ecstatic to present:

GREAT PAGANS (Great Pagans)

Blissful and retrocentric, Great Pagans produce finely tuned dream-pop with effortless grace and character. New single ‘Renaissance’ is out on May 18th and marks a promising direction for the already critically acclaimed act.

Formed around the songwriting of frontman Alex Painter, Great Pagans are part of the highly creative Anti-Ghost Moon Ray collective/label based in Brighton. Anti-Ghost Moon Ray are concerned with cultivating a carefully curated release catalogue, and as a co-founding member (alongside fellow acts Gazelle Twin, Acquaintance and Bernholz) Alex and the band adhere to the central ethos of independence and artistic freedom.

‘Renaissance’ is a dreamily hopeful eulogy to the end of the world. The song imagines escaping to watch it all crumble from afar only to rebuild itself again. It recalls Angelo Badalamenti, wistful pop and Berlin era Bowie, swelling to a melancholic shoegaze crescendo. The single follows their last; ‘Cupid Untethered’, released by LA’s Manimal Vinyl, sharing a roster with the likes of Warpaint, Bat For Lashes and Yoko Ono.

The recording of the band’s latest single reasserts their DIY philosophy, taking place in a variety of makeshift spaces, including churches and warehouses, being mixed between Brighton and Vancouver, Canada.

Great Pagans have shared stages with acts including Wolf Alice, Tigercub, Esben & The Witch, and Younghusband as well as recording an acclaimed Daytrotter session.

ALLISON'S GATE (full band) (Allison's Gate)

Following last year’s collection of broken fragments (Sink or Swim), and in preparation of some upcoming full-band recordings, Waves / Bona Fide is another collection of bedroom explorations. Themes of loneliness, rage, and painful loss abound in McPhail’s work, but are brought together here in a package that manages to be meditative and healing.

This collection is comprised of two parts. ‘Waves’ is concentrated around the lulls and flows of abstracted noises, delays and flutters, tender vocals flitting in and out of audibility. Sometimes calming, sometimes unsettling, but most often somewhere in-between. The last three tracks are ‘Bona Fide’, recordings of more traditional songs, with first-thought-best-thought sincerity barely obscured by a haze of lofi charm.


Prepare yourself, the soundcloud link below is a goldmine of pop gems.

Tickets £3.50 adv / £5 OTD - WeGotTickets // Resident Brighton

Earlier Event: July 26
Spin Cycle
Later Event: July 27
Let's Go S'women