Who is Pagan Wanderer Lu?

Pagan Wanderer Lu is a Cardiff based songwriter with an iconoclastic take on classic british songwriting, setting wryly witty lyrics to playfully experimental electro-pop tunes.

He first appeared whilst at uni in Aberystwyth in 2000, and over the ensuing five years racked up eight self released EP's and two albums, charting a gradual evolution from an acoustic singer songwriter to electronica fuelled indie pop.

In 2006 he signed with Brainlove Records and has since released two EPs 'The Independent Scrutineer' (2006) and 'Perfection R.I.P' (2007) and two albums 'Fight My Battles For Me' (2009) and 'European Monsoon' (2010).

He's appeared at the Green Man, Iceland Airwaves, Swn, Truck, and Woolfire festivals, and done gigs for Drowned in Sound, last.fm, Small Town America, This Is Fake DIY, Radio 1, and Xfm.

He's played support slots with The Research, Max Tundra, The Blow, The Maccabees, Apples in Stereo, Bearsuit, Cats in Paris, Chris T-T, Jamie T, Darren Hayman, The School, amongst others. He's also received plays and support from Huw Stephens, Steve Lamcq, and Tom Robinson, and done live sessions for Bethan Elfyn and Adam Walton on BBC Radio, and John Kennedy on Xfm.

In 2012 he announced that he would start performing under his real name Andrew Paul Regan. Since then he has released the albums 'The Signal and the Noise' and 'Dinas Powys'. For info about future releases, go to his new website www.andrewpaulregan.co.uk.

He also plays guitar in Cardiff bands Local Sports Team and The School, and previously played bass and accordion in Silence at Sea.

What 'they' are saying:

"Witty, wise, interesting, infectious music like European Monsoon doesn't come along that often... These songs should last forever." - 9/10, Drowned In Sound

'In the world of big bland bands and groups trying so hard to sound like each other, artists like Pagan Wanderer Lu are a breath of fresh air.' - Huw Stephens - BBC Radio One

"A man with a musical mind quite unlike any other" - Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

"Transcends pop music and becomes a humanist tract on modern living." Recommended Release, - The Line Of Best Fit

"A release that by rights ought to see the Cardiff-based act attain national treasure status." - 4/5, Jude Clarke, MusicOMH

'If, like us, you've got a soft spot for a bit of satirical genius backed by a damn good pop song, look no further.' - This Is Fake DIY

"European Monsoon is a weird and wonderful joy." - 4TheRecord

"Brilliantly inventive, daring, thrilling" - For Folks Sake

Get in touch - pwl@paganwandererlu.co.uk