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Aux Folies

by Great Pagans

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    We've pressed a bunch of records, and despite the world having a huge vinyl delays crisis, we already have them so they'll be shipped in time for release day.

    Pressed on classic black vinyl with a photo booklet.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Aux Folies via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Magic Mountain, No Woman Is The Sea, Aux Folies, Just A Step Behind EP, New Optimism, I've Lost My Footing On The World, Almost Optimistic, The Deep // In Your Most Fragile Gestures Are Things Which Enclose Me, and 15 more. , and , .

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Psychemon 03:57
Apathy 03:43
Sweeteners 03:44
Single Line 03:17
Overwhelming 02:54
Halloween 02:48
Queen Mother 01:49


An anthology written over several years, "Aux Folies" is a stylistically varied album of songs picked for their shared lyrical themes. Taking influence from artists such as David Bowie or Talking Heads who boldly played with the limits of genre across one record, the album displays 80s jangling indie and jazz-flecked psychedelia often nestled next to lofi dream pop with even nods to classic house.

Sometimes tongue-in-cheek, often introspective, the lyrics deal with anxiety, love, and isolation sung with songwriter Alex Painter’s distinct understated style and a sense of melody unique to the band.

Taken as a whole the album acts as a document of a period in time, offering glimpses of frank honesty in the often dreamlike musical world the songs inhabit.

Aux Folies was recorded in line with the DIY ethic that Great Pagans and the Anti-Ghost Moon Ray collective have always adhered to; avoiding traditional studio setups and with Alex playing many of the instruments himself. The album will be released digitally and on vinyl on Sept 3rd 2021.

Great Pagans is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Alex Painter. A part of the highly creative Anti-Ghost Moon Ray collective/label based in Brighton and regularly collaborates and tours with a number of artists including William Doyle, Tony Njoku and Dog In The Snow.

“Glimmering gloom that is good for what ails you” - Stereogum
“A wistful haze of cathartic noise” - SPIN
“Moonlit melancholy” - The Line Of Best Fit
“Compelling” - Q Magazine


released September 3, 2021

Produced by Alex Painter and David Tindale.
Mixed by David Tindale.
Mastered by Acquaintance.

Written and performed by Alex Painter except all drums by Jim Morrison apart from Overwhelming by Karl Penney, piano on Approximate Man by Paul Painter, backing vocal on Just A Step Behind by Jessica Sharville.

Special thanks to Noel Pearce, Miles Boyd, Dan Bibby, Jeremy & Elizabeth Bernholz.


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