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New Pagans, Problem Patterns & DJ Terri Hooley

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NEW PAGANS have shared their new single, ‘Charlie Has The Face Of A Saint’, an alternative rock ode catalysed by conversations overheard on a Belfast bus.

Melding together mundane complaints and flippant remarks, and weaving the monotonous prose of the everyday commuter into a collection of unremarkable yet crucially significant snapshots, the track forms a sort of collage; a Dadaist poem for us to project our own meaning on.

These observations are set against a distorted and swelling sonic landscape – a vivid and engaged style idiosyncratic of the band – which varies between extremes of minimalist passages and immersive crescendos, all the while retaining a profound sense of power, both in music and sentiment: the lyrics are ready to start conversations and challenge given ideas. Every release is a throwdown, a provocation, an education.

Their first release for 2019, ‘It’s Darker’, was an exceptional, loud reckoning referring to a messy party incident in which a musician became aggressive and wouldn’t tolerate Lyndsey’s opinions. “That’s where the original anger comes from – a confrontation. It’s happened to me a few times. It’s like, ‘oh you’re a girl, you should just shut up’. A feminist anger came from that. Yes, I should be able to have an opinion. And it can be different to yours.”

The track garnered support from the likes of Daniel P Carter and Phil Taggart at Radio 1 and John Kennedy at Radio X, as well as BBC Introducing, and has just been shortlisted for Best Single at the 2019 Northern Ireland Music Prize.

PROBLEM PATTERNS

Problem Patterns is a four-piece punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, comprised of Beverley Boal, Bethany Crooks, Ciara King and Alanah Smith.

The band does not have a singular frontperson, opting instead to switch roles and instruments, to ensure each member in the group has a voice. While often lyrically tongue in cheek, no subject is off limits. They use their songwriting cathartically, venting frustrations on everything from personal conflict to political distress. Most importantly, Problem Patterns aim to create a space of inclusivity and hope, for both themselves and the listener.

Problem Patterns released their debut E.P., ‘Good For You, Aren’t You Great?’, on July 19th, 2019.

“... Problem Patterns could take their show to 'cold' crowds pretty much anywhere and make a damn good fist of leaving jaws on the floor."- David Roy, Irish News

“It’s just like they’d been released into the world to cause havoc, and they did it brilliantly.”- BBC, Across the Line

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