MIMR Band Chat: The Pagans S.O.H

With their 1st appearance on MIMR and a headline show in Manchester this weekend with our good friends Deco Records The Pagan S.O.H hailing from the midlands have a lot to shout about.

We spoke to the band ahead of the show about gigs, support bands and new years resolutions!

MIMR: Great to have you on the blog, what’s the latest with the band as we enter 2020?

Connor – We’ve just been announced as performing for the You Are Not Alone Festival on the the 28th of March. It looked sick last year and we’re proud to be able to play it, this year. Proceeds go to Manchester Mind.

Marcus – we started the year off with a bang at Rockaway Festival in Bognor. Honestly, one of the best festivals that we’ve played. The crowd were next level.

MIMR: How best would you describe your music and what influences greatly determine your sound?

Daragh – each of us have completely different tastes, which I think is reflected in the pagan sound that we make. I’m a big fan of Black Flag, Bad Brains and MF Doom. Marcus is into a bit of jazz and stuff, whereas Connor likes the heavier rock sound.

Connor – the playlists that we listen to, on the way to gigs, is all over the place.

MIMR: Great to see you headlining the latest Deco Records night at Night and Day this coming saturday, what’s the favourite thing about performing live?

Marcus – that’s why we do what we do. The live performances. Its everything to us, which is why we gig so much. It’s a addictive, the way we feed of audiences and vice versa. Best feeling in the world.

MIMR: Do you enjoy watching the other bands playing at your gigs and do you have a favourite band that you’ve played with?

Daragh – yeah, we love seeing new bands. It’s a perk of the job. We’re playing with Tinfoils at the night and day gig and I think this will be our 4th gig with them. They’re great lads and we love their sound.

Marcus – We’re also playing with deja Vega in Brum at the end of February. They’re an incredible live band. We’ve played with The Blinders a few times now and that’s always a fantastic experience.

MIMR: Did any of the band have any new year resolutions?

Marcus – to get to sound checks on time haha! It’s hard man, we all have full time jobs, so getting to them early is a real challenge at times but we’re trying.

Connor – no resolutions, as such, but we wanna get a couple more singles out there this year.

MIMR: What’s been your favourite venue you’ve played as a band?

Daragh – the Ritz in Manchester is definitely up there. Amazing venue. We played it for socialist Sunday in December.

Connor – We played the O2 Institute in Brum, supporting The Twang. That’s a sick venue. The crowd were insane.

MIMR: Thanks for chatting to MIMR, how can people follow you on social media?

Marcus – all the usual places

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thepagansband/

Instagram:

Thepaganssoh

Twitter:

@the_pagans

Tickets here

https://facebook.com/events/s/the-pagans-soh-with-tinfoils-b/2492671270811337/?ti=cl

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