Belfast’s New Pagans have shared the video for their new single ‘Charlie Has The Face Of A Saint’. Designed and shot by the band’s bassist and future director Claire Miskimmin alongside lead singer Lyndsey McDougall, the visual is an imagined clip featuring Lyndsey draped in fabrics in a variation of symbolic poses.
"The video was shot in the places Claire played in as a child, familiar spaces that are striking and eerie. As a horror film fanatic it was the perfect setting for the image of the roaming red spectre that was conjured from Lyndsey's fabric box. The anonymous nature of Charlie relates to the unclaimed identity of the apparition."
The alternative rock ode was inspired by conversations overheard on a Belfast bus, melding together the mundane complaints, flippant remarks, and the monotonous prose of the everyday commuter into a collection of unremarkable yet crucially significant snapshots.
Channelling elements of rock, pop and punches of punk attitude, New Pagans sonic expressions sit them amongst the likes of Wolf Alice and Black Honey with Pixies-esque influences. Writing tracks impassioned with meaningful messages and conversational topics, their previous release ‘It’s Darker’ has led to the band being shortlisted for Best Single at the 2019 Northern Ireland Music Prize. The track has a feminist edge, as it confronts an incident in which a musician became aggressive towards Lyndsey at a party and wouldn’t tolerate her opinions.
2019 LIVE DATES
15/11 – The Atlantic Bar, Portrush
06/12 – Bello Bar, Dublin (w/ HAVVK)
22/12 – Voodoo, Belfast (headline)