Problem Patterns
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Problem Patterns

Nerve Centre, 7-8 Magazine Street, Derry

Admission: £12.50 + booking fee

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£12.50 + booking fee

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Doors 9pm

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

With an admirable sense of collectivist fluidity, a distaste for hierarchies and a willingness to take on different roles, they have no front person, instead changing instruments from song to song.

“We made a conscious decision to remove the traditional format of having a front person, as we wanted everyone to have a voice.”

Their music recalls the ferocity of Bikini Kill, and their potent sound has drawn praise from Kathleen Hanna herself and Henry Rollins.
​The four DIY punks 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 and Fight Like Apes.

“I love Problem Patterns…weird music for right now that sounds like no one else and I am addicted” – Kathleen Hanna (Le Tigre)

“Best band in Belfast is Problem Patterns. No flim-flam, no sell-out” – Dig With It Magazine

"Righteous anger has rarely sounded so engaging.” The Guardian

Problem Patterns will be supported by Lord Jane