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Belfast punks Problem Patterns sign record deal

Problem Patterns have signed to Alcopop! Records
Problem Patterns have signed to Alcopop! Records Problem Patterns have signed to Alcopop! Records

BELFAST-based punk rock combo Problem Patterns have signed a record deal with a top independent label.

The until-now fiercely DIY quartet will be releasing their pandemic-inspired song Who Do We Not Save? on March 8 as the first single under the new deal with Oxford-based indie imprint Alcopop! Records, which is already home to Derry pop punks Cherym.

Problem Patterns announced the news today via social media, saying:

"We are over the moon to be joining the iconic Alcopop Records roster. Jack has been incredibly supportive to us since the day we met and we’re so grateful to be a part of Team Alcopop!

Problem Patterns. Picture by Carrie Davenport
Problem Patterns. Picture by Carrie Davenport Problem Patterns. Picture by Carrie Davenport

"To kick things off, we have a new single coming out March 8 called Who Do We Not Save?. There’s going to be a lot coming this year and we can’t wait to share this journey with you all.

"Lots of love, Alanah, Beth, Bev and Ciara x."

The band also shared the pre-save link for the new single, bfan.link/who-do-we-not-save, which will be their first new material since last year's feminist anthem YAW (Yes All Women).

Problem Patterns are also set to play Belfast venue The Black Box on March 15 with support from Scotland's Pink Pound Sound. Tickets are on sale now, priced £8 via blackboxbelfast.com.