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Problem Patterns is a four-piece punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

comprised of Beverley Boal, Bethany Crooks, Ciara King and Alanah Smith The band does not have a singular frontperson, opting instead to switch roles and instruments, to ensure each member in the group has a voice. While often lyrically tongue in cheek, no subject is off limits. They use their songwriting cathartically, venting frustrations on everything from personal conflict to political distress. Most importantly, Problem Patterns aim to create a space of inclusivity and hope, for both themselves and the listener.

The band formed in November 2018. Their first single, “Allegedly”, was recorded and released within a month. In 2019, the band was nominated for the Oh Yeah Contender Award (Best New Act) at the Northern Ireland Music Prize. 


Problem Patterns released their debut E.P., ‘Good For You, Aren’t You Great?’, on July 19th, 2019. 


Their latest single, “Big Shouty”, was released on April 24th, 2020, and is accompanied by a DIY music video, shot by each individual band member while in quarantine.

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