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Shield Patterns, the Manchester-based duo of Claire Brentnall and Richard Knox, create intense, infectious and incredibly detailed dark-pop music. The project started life in late 2012 with Brentnall working alone on a bunch of home recorded demos. A chance meeting with Knox at her first ever solo show was enough to form an interest in working together in some capacity
Shield Patterns is the Manchester-based duo of Claire Brentnall and Richard Knox. Together they create intensely emotive music full of light and shade that's both melodic and incredibly detailed. SOUNDBLAB 9/10 an intimate and touching album full of emotion. LOUDER THAN WAR 9/10 "Gorgeously haunting vocals and sensual cello, clarinet and piano parts are all wrapped up in a synth and percussion parcel delivering an ethereal experience. DEWERELD MORGAN "Music with the beauty of a glacier
Shield Patterns started life in late 2012 with Brentnall working alone on a bunch of home recorded demos. A chance meeting with Knox at her first ever solo show was enough to form an interest in working together in some capacity. Just a few months later and the duo were performing live together whilst also working on the beginnings of new material that would finally form the debut album. There's a resolutely unique sound to the music Shield Patterns make. For the most part the melodies are infectious but there's an undertone of detail that can only be discovered on repeated listens. In September 2013 debut single 'The Rule' was released on Knox's own Gizeh label - backed by remixes from Thom alt-J and Thinnen. New single 'Dust Hung Heavy' is released on February 24th with the debut album set to drop later in June.
An album with a high crossover appeal. Maybe best described with Kate Bush meets Autechre. Sales Information: Since their inception in 2012, Claire Brentnall and Richard Knox's project has evolved from solo endeavor to fully realised duo. Starting with last year s single The Rule, Shield Patterns have shown a maturity and sophistication beyond their years. Spacious soundcapes are scattered with trembling piano phrases, skittering beats and waves of warm keys, all shaped into dark, menacing pop songs by Brentnall's bewitching vocals. Their two singles thus far have already caught the.