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SHIELD PATTERNS

LEEDS: Wharf Chambers

THU 18TH SEP, 2014 Doors at 8:00pm

£4.00 + £0.40 Booking fee = £4.40

19 tickets available
 

18 and over
 

The newly formed project of Claire Brentnall and Richard Knox; Shield Patterns has always shown a sophistication beyond its age, with first single 'The Rule' (Gizeh) gathering attention for it's blend of minimalism, fragility and warmth.

Shield Patterns started life in late 2012 with Brentnall working alone on a bunch of home recorded demos. A chance meeting with Knox at her first ever solo show was enough to form an interest in working together in some capacity. Just a few months later and the duo were performing live together whilst also working on the beginnings of new material that would finally form the debut album.

After retiring to the wilderness and isolation of the North Wales countryside, the album was complete and now implying a much darker, richer soundworld..... like falling slowly, gracefully, and not without hope, but still falling; a white shape in the darkness tumbling downwards.

There's a resolutely unique sound to the music Shield Patterns make. For the most part the melodies are infectious but there's an undertone of detail that can only be discovered on repeated listens. The duo have painstakingly layered and arranged vocals, beats and various other sounds throughout the songs - something new to hear at each encounter.

'Contour Lines' is out now on Gizeh Records.

HIT THE FLOOR 9/10
"Sexy, intricate, menacing, haunting, and quite frankly hypnotic Shield Patterns have arguably released what could be the best electronic album of the year. Even more so, this is possibly one of the best debut albums that has been committed to record in a long, long time"

THE SKINNY ★★★★★
"Ten songs that carry enough charge to burn a hole in your heart. Contour Lines is immense."

THE 405
"Dark, brooding, heartfelt minimalism"

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£4.00 + £0.40 Booking fee = £4.40

19 tickets available
 

18 and over