Belfast-based DIY feminist queerpunk quartet PROBLEM PATTERNS announce debut album Blouse Club set to be released 27th October 2023 via Alcopop! Records, and launched with a Belfast headline at The Black Box that night. Support from Belfast punks MUCKER and Dublin’s TOUCH EXCELLENT.
Blouse Club was recorded and mixed by Niall Doran at Start Together Studios in Belfast and mastered by Peter J Moore at The E Room in Toronto. To celebrate the news, the band have returned with an anthemic new double header AA single ‘Lesbo 3000’ / ‘Poverty Tourist’, set for release on 30th August 2023.
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 and Fight Like Apes.
FIRST RULES OF BLOUSE CLUB: No blouse, no entry. Be there or be square. It’s a party and everyone’s invited. Get in loser, we’re going blousing. Have a blousy day!
“I love Problem Patterns…weird music for right now that sounds like no one else and I am addicted” – Kathleen Hanna (Le Tigre)
“Could take their show pretty much anywhere and make a damn good fist of leaving jaws on the floor” – The Irish News“Riotous feminist punk anthems that provide comfort and catharsis in equal measure” – Get In Her Ears
“Best band in Belfast is Problem Patterns. No flim-flam, no sell-out” – Dig With It Magazine
“Making some of the loudest and most necessary music out right now” –Bob Vylan
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