Patterns

Not many bands have played a gig in the scholarly environs of a library but then Patterns aren’t like many other bands. This four piece concoct articulate dream pop which has seen them perform at the likes of Swn and Bestival as well as John Rylands library in Manchester where the band first got together. After some well received singles, the group are gearing up for the release of their debut album Waking Lines in the new year.

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 6 Dec 2013
  • min read
Ciaran McAuley (vocals/guitar/keyboards), Alex Hillhouse (bass/samplers), Jamie Lynch (drums) and Laurence Radford (guitar/samplers) are Patterns, a Mancunian four piece who look beyond the traditional limitations of such a band set up to craft their soaring dream pop.  

Inspired by the likes of Deerhunter and Animal Collective, Patterns bury field recordings, loops and samples at the root of their songs. Coupled with a classic sense of songwriting, it’s an approach which has won them many admirers.

They’ve played well received sets at the likes of Swn and Bestival while they’ve also been one of the privileged live acts to perform at the John Rylands Library on Manchester’s Deansgate.

Patterns have spent the past year recording their debut album Waking Lines. The release is due in January of next year and should see the band’s loyal following swell even more. Check out our 30 Seconds interview with the group below…

We first started writing music because…
We had to. You start writing music because you can't stand the idea of not writing music. Out of all the experiences in a band, the feeling of creating a piece of music that has a life of its own is the most incredible.

We have been making music since…
2010.

Our music is…
Drone-pop, shoe-gaze, electronica.

You'll like us if you listen to...
Foals, Animal Collective, My Bloody Valentine.

Our favourite venue is…
The John Rylands library. It’s a massive gothic library in Manchester and we were lucky enough to be one of only a handful of acts to play there, It was the most incredible gig because the space was so beautiful and vast with the sweetest reverb.

Music is important because…
It allows you to completely leave your day-to-day existence and become immersed in another world.

Our biggest inspiration is…
Lucid dreaming.

Our dream collaboration would be…
Bjork.

To try us out, listen to our song…
This Haze.

If we weren’t making music we’d be…
Completely bored out of our minds.

In 10 years time we want to be...
In a position where we have made an important contributed to the musical story of the last decade.

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