Watch out, no one is safe from Pagan’s self-described “blackened rock and roll” – their debut album is a monster set to propel them into headphones and stereos all over the world.
Hi Nikki, how’s it going? Excited for the album?
I’m great! I’m super excited for the release of ‘Black Wash’. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was a little bit nervous, it’s our debut album so I have no idea what to expect in terms of how it will be received. We’ve created something that we are truly happy with, which to me, is the most important thing.
What first got you into wanting to create music?
When I was a young teenager, I discovered punk music. From that moment, I was totally obsessed. I would come home from school and listen to all of my favourite punk and metal albums on repeat – I remember listening to Murderdolls’ first album 36 times in a row! I would play my records and dream of standing on stage one day and singing for a band.
When I was about 16, I saw Yeah Yeah Yeahs play a set at a music festival. This moment was very pivotal for me as I hadn’t seen many women fronting bands up until this point. I thought to myself that one day I was going to do what Karen O does. To this day, she is still my biggest musical inspiration!