SHIELD PATTERNS - 'The Rule' featuring Thom alt-J & Thinnen remixes on b-side
Debut single released 2nd September on Gizeh Records
Shield Patterns is the newly formed project of Manchester-based artist Claire Brentnall which, while still in its infancy, shows a sophistication beyond these early days. Dusted with delicate vocals and rudimentary beats and loops, her music is wintry and fragile, suffused with a strong emotional warmth. The understated sweetness of Brentnall's voice is offset by dub-influenced basslines, creating unexpectedly textural songs that are inherently minimalist yet infectiously hummable.
05.09.13 GLASGOW (UK) | The Art School Union*
07.09.13 NEWCASTLE (UK) | Cumberland Arms
08.09.13 MANCHESTER (UK) | The Castle
09.09.13 LEEDS (UK) | Wharf Chambers
10.09.13 BRIGHTON (UK) | The Hope
12.09.13 EXETER (UK) | Cavern
13.09.13 LONDON (UK) | Shacklewell Arms
All shows w/ Conquering Animal Sound except *
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
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