Manchester nights return...

Clash is incredibly excited to announce that Manchester’s astral shoegaze pop foursome Patterns will be playing a special Clash Magazine issue launch in their home city on March 7th. The band, whose debut album ‘Waking Lines’ was released earlier this month to vast critical acclaim, will be reworking their material in collaboration with The Manchester Community Choir and performing in the opulent surroundings of St Philip’s Church. Tickets are only £6, and there’ll be plenty of copies of the new issue of Clash given away for free too.

Patterns were previous Clash ‘Ones To Watch’, having grabbed our attention with their ‘New Noise’ EP – a shimmering work of hazy electronic textures and melodic riffs which placed them at the forefront of Manchester’s new music scene. They’ve since been perfecting ‘Waking Lines’ and growing in reputation for multi-sensory live shows.
Not content to simply play a gig, Patterns put everything into creating a unique experience every time. Previously psychedelic visuals have been incorporated into their glistening dreamlike soundscapes, transforming venues into star-filled galaxies. Every show they play is distinctive and talked about for weeks later. In a previous iconic gig they performed among the book shelves and grand arches of the historic John Rylands Library to a busy crowd ardent fans; but this one is set to be their biggest yet.
They’ll be taking to the alter of St Philip’s church with the full bodied backing vocals of a choir to re-imagine ‘Waking Lines’ – a brilliant album that’s drawn praise from The Guardian, NME, and ourselves for its innovation: “The title-track is constructed from samples of bells we found in a local monastery,” reveals singer Ciaran McAuley. “It’s an attempt to capture the solitude of sleeplessness and the absurd wonderings of a tired mind. It also serves as the clearest expression of the album’s themes of sleep, memory and loss.”
Support comes from London's Beaty Heart, an incredibly creative electro-guitar outfit with afro-beat influences and colourful psychedelic loops. Manchester’s quickly rising minimal electro-pop two-piece U.V. will also be dazzling those down early. So there it is – a one off unique set from Patterns backed by a choir, two brilliant support acts, and a free copy of Clash Magazine, all for only £6!
Words: Simon Butcher
Photo Credit: Daniel Cheatham
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