Problem Patterns

Problem Patterns

Friday, 26 April 2024, 7.00pm

Problem Patterns are four shouty queers who write songs for right now, swapping roles and instruments to get their point across about whatever angers them this week. After many lonely nights screaming alone in their bedrooms over the state of the world, Alanah, Bethany, Bev and Ciara (aka ABBA) came together in Belfast in 2018 to invent a new genre they called PUNK. It’s shouty, it’s heavy, it’s tongue in cheek, it’s inclusive, it’s hopeful and it’s fun.

The four DIY punk dads are all about creating havoc in celebratory and cathartic spaces. Bigger than the Beatles, but not yet quite as big as Slipknot, the band have played notable support slots with Le Tigre, Bob Vylan, Dream Wife, Ash and Fight Like Apes. Their debut single, “Allegedly”, was recorded and released within their first month together. They released their debut EP, “Good For You, Aren’t You Great?” in July 2019. Their debut album ‘Blouse Club’ was released in October 2023, with a music video accompanying all 12 tracks, including the singles ‘Who Do We Not Save?’—an acerbic and biting critique of Tory funding policy and their systematic attempts to privatise the NHS, and ‘Letter of Resignation’—their party banger celebrating queer joy in the face of discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community.

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Added by The Journal of Music on 22 April 2024

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