***UNFORTUNATELY THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED***
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.
GOOD GUY CLARENCE (Good Guy Clarence)
Blending intricate guitar melodies with unusual vocal harmonies, their sound consists of colourful rhythmic and melodic dynamics. Through a range of different influences from folk to electronica, they have honed a style of their own and continue to evolve that style with their live show. Despite being relatively new on the scene they have already supported some exceptional acts such as Happyness, The Proper Ornaments, Holy Bouncer and completed 2 tours with Penelope Isles.
FFO Grizzly Bear, The Districts, Mothers, Fleet Foxes, His Clancyness
Tickets £3.50 adv / £5 OTD - WeGotTickets // Resident Brighton