Following on from the recent success of their debut single ‘Banananah’, the Black Country funksters THE PAGANS S.O.H return with a heavier, more psychedelic sound and a video that views like a who’s who of Manchester greats, including Black Grape and Happy Mondays legend, Shaun Ryder.
Directed by award winning music photographer, Paul Husband and shot at The Kings Arms pub in Salford, Marcus Lesycsyznski-Hall frontman of The Pagans S.O.H explains:“Anyone who has ever seen us live knows our style is unique so they won’t be surprised that ‘Pagan Pilgrimage’ takes a totally different direction from our last song. We love Paul’s work, it’s dark and interesting so it made total sense to get him on board to really capture the surreal tone we were going for. When we found out that Shaun Ryder had also agreed to appear in the video, we were absolutely buzzin’. Not bad going for a few young lads from the West Midlands releasing their second tune is it…”
Shaun: “It was a pleasure to appear in the new video for ‘Pagan Pilgrimage’ – filmed in my hometown of Salford! Great band – their energy reminds me of the Mondays, when we were starting out.”
Also making a cameo appearance is Elbows bassist Pete Turner and Dawn Acton, most notable for playing a young Tracy Barlow on the iconic cobbles of Coronation Street. Pete had nothing but praise for the new track stating that “…he couldn’t wait to see people’s reaction to this exciting new band” whilst Dawn added “We all had great fun filming the video, it was full of so many colourful characters who definitely wouldn’t have looked out of place at The Rovers Return.
Produced by Gavin Monaghan at the ‘Magic Gardens Studio’ Wolverhampton, Pagan Pilgrimage will be released on the Fade to Dust label available across most online platforms from 4th July.