Nice Weather for Airstrikes presents:
+ I Am Alice
+ Thomas Stone
+ Strange Lights
At The Good Ship
289 Kilburn High Road
Thursday 22nd September 2016
£5 ADV /// £7 Door
Shield Patterns is the Manchester-based duo of Claire Brentnall and Richard Knox (A-Sun Amissa / The Rustle of the Stars / Glissando). Together they create intensely emotive music full of light and shade that’s both melodic and incredibly detailed. It’s a sound that is at once accessible and exploratory and ends up as a triumph of dreamily surreal contemporary music.
The duo’s critically acclaimed debut LP Contour Lines (2014) and subsequent EP Violet (2015) were both released via Richard’s own Gizeh label with work almost complete on a new album, scheduled for release in August 2016.
During Shield Patterns’ relatively short life-span they have been remixed by alt-j and Dutch Uncles, invited by post-metal titans Cult of Luna to perform at their Beyond the Redshift festival in London, appeared at Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig, Germany (the biggest Gothic festival in Europe) alongside touring and playing shows with the likes of; James Holden, Portico, Olöf Arnalds, Woman’s Hour, Bernard + Edith and Conquering Animal Sound. March 2015 saw the duo take to the road in support of the Contour Lines album playing in seven different countries along the way.
“subtly infectious melodicism and sparse beatscapes”
“Wracked with the kind of restive bestiality only found in Hieronymus Bosch triptychs”
THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“Ten songs that carry enough charge to burn a hole in your heart. Contour Lines is immense.”
THE SKINNY ★★★★★
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I Am Alice
Alice collects field samples and transforms them in to intricate drum beats – her delicate vocals and careful programming turn them in to little pop gems.
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Thomas Creates his immersive music using contrabassoon, samplers, loop pedals and activated percussion.
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Strange Lights are a psychedelic mix of effects-drenched ambient, electronic sounds.