Minor Holidays Release Double A Side Single “Times The Pain / Seashore”
San Francisco’s Minor Holidays are defined by the simple idea that playing music is an act of celebration. Singer &…
As the music industry fights to return from the brink, New Pagans abandon chaos, for a brief moment, in search of hope. The Irish indie-punk quintet return with their new full length, Making Circles of Our Own, that is now available via Big Scary Monsters. Making Circles of Our Own is an incisive, inspiring, and uplifting album detailing the journey to self-assurance, deftly led by singer and wordsmith Lyndsey Mcdougall, whose transportive lyrics demand instant repeat listens. Making Circles of Our Own is a more poised, curious and outward-looking album than their debut, but not without its own moments of angry power. Focusing on the societal limits placed on age and gender, the album is a strong statement of intent from the group.
Throughout the album autobiographical parallels are drawn through the lives of others, with Lyndsey McDougall interweaving her life experiences through the prism of her work, her PhD research helping her uncover the history and agency of Irish women through the study of Irish embroidery. Taking strength from these women Lyndsey has allowed herself to find her own confidence as a result. Making Circles of Our Own, that was recorded & produced by the band in the Glens of Antrim in Ireland, is an album that recalls elements of Pixies, The Xcerts and MuncieGirls. New Pagans have also announced a UK tour in support of the album that commences next month.