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News: PAGAN announce the Black Wash Album Tour in support of forthcoming debut album ‘Black Wash’ out July 6

BLACKENED ROCK‘N’ROLLERS PAGAN ANNOUNCE AUGUST HEADLINE TOUR IN SUPPORT OF DEBUT ALBUM BLACK WASH

Black Wash out July 6 (EVP Recordings)

We are thrilled to announce PAGAN’s first ever headline tour in support of their upcoming debut album Black Wash. The Black Wash Tour will see PAGAN carry their cross and lead a procession of electrifying live shows across Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney over three weekends this August with local supports to be announced. They will be playing from their hotly-anticipated debut album Black Wash (out July 6 on EVP Recordings), which features the blistering lead single ‘Death Before Disco’ and favourites ‘Imitate Me’ and ‘Wine and Lace’.

Tickets to the Black Wash Tour are on sale now – full details below. Black Wash is available to pre-order from here.

A tale of emotional manipulation, destructive relationships and self-realisation played out over a monolithic soundtrack with some of the best riffs you’ll hear this year, Pagan’s newest single ‘Death Before Disco’ has seen praise from both sides of the world, including spins on triple j, BBC Radio 1, and love from the likes of Kerrang! (“Killer”), Pilerats (“riff-riddled stomper of the heaviest order”), frankie Magazine and Kill Your Stereo (“one of Pagan’s best cuts yet.”). STACK Magazine praised singer Nikki Brumen, saying she “continues to verify herself as one of the most engaging vocalists in the country”, while Hysteria Magazine simply called the track “fierce”. The ferocity of Pagan’s live show can be witnessed in the ‘Death Before Disco’ music video, which was filmed at their Holy Communion party held in their hometown of Northcote this April.

Pagan’s forthcoming debut album Black Wash is a collection of 11 songs (‘spells’, in Pagan speak) brought to life by producer Mike Deslandes, in part at Abbotsford’s The Aviary and South Melbourne’s Holes and Corners studios. Together, Nikki Brumen (vocals), Xavier Santilli (guitar), Dan Bonnici (bass) and Matt Marasco (drums), play like their lives depend on it, paying homage to their punk rock and heavy music ethics (‘The Greatest Love Songs’), drawing inspiration from the dancefloors of neon-soaked discotheques (‘Year of the Dog’) and back-alley rock and roll clubs of old (‘Silver’), rebelling against the rules and nostalgic romanticism that seem to plague underground music to this day.

From the album curtain raiser ‘Il Malocchio Si Apre’ (‘The Evil Eye Opens’) Nikki bares her soul, her ferocious and haunting howls navigating swiftly between the theological world the band have created through striking imagery and lyrical symbolism, and the real world in which she has lived and survived. Her emotional landscape is addressed by references to the earth and the moon, light and dark (‘Death Before Disco’), two forces which seem to play the role of the chorus in this story – the ever-important voice of reason in all great tragedies – culminating in Pagan’s deathblow, ‘Il Malocchio Si Chiude’ (‘The Evil Eye Closes’).

Embracing their Italian roots in an almost sarcastic fashion until it’s pretty much become serious, Pagan have charmed audiences with their unique candour and straight-up saucy attitude since forming in 2015. The past 18 months have seen them play coveted spots on UNIFY Festival, Yours & Owls and BIGSOUND, plus tour their blistering live show across the country with the likes of King Parrot, Clowns and most recently Rise Against this past February. They have baited us with a string of single releases including the “thunderous” (The Music) ‘Good Grief’ and ‘Imitate Me’, which was released after being named Feature Artist on triple j Unearthed. Last year Pagan announced their signing to worldwide label EVP Recordings and just recently signed with Hassle Records (frnkiero andthe cellabration, Casey, Petrol Girls) to release their debut album in Europe and the UK.

PAGAN – Black Wash Tour

SATURDAY 11 AUGUST – CROWN & ANCHOR, ADELAIDE
Tickets available from Moshtix | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix outlets
SATURDAY 18 AUGUST – CROWBAR, BRISBANE
Tickets available from Oztix | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix outlets
FRIDAY 24 AUGUST – THE TOTE, MELBOURNE
Tickets available from Oztix | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix outlets
SATURDAY 25 AUGUST – BRISBANE HOTEL, HOBART
Tickets available from Oztix | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix outlets
FRIDAY 31 AUGUST – THE LANSDOWNE, SYDNEY
Tickets available from Oztix | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix outlets

 

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