Great Pagans – Cupid In Error
Digital Out Now on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray
CD & LP Out Soon
Great Pagans draw from a love of 80’s underground indie, heard through a hazy dream, hinting at the experimental pop of Talking Heads and David Bowie. Painter’s wistful vocals conjure the yearning of The Smiths and The Sundays whilst the band’s restrained boisterous moments invoke the cathartic noise of The Pixies and Sonic Youth.
‘Cupid In Error’ is the anticipated debut album from Great Pagans and follows up from their highly-praised self-titled EP. The album documents the end of a long relationship and the ageless, echoing vibrations that come with it. 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.
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.
Forming in 2012 around the songwriting of front man Alex Painter, Great Pagans are part of the highly creative Anti-Ghost Moon Ray collective/label based in Brighton, UK.