SHIELD PATTERNS DEBUT ALBUM 'CONTOUR LINES' NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Released on June 9th 2014, Contour Lines is the debut album by Shield Patterns, a Manchester-based duo comprised of Claire Brentnall and Richard Knox.
The album is now available for pre-order from the new Gizeh Store. You can purchase Contour Lines on limited edition 180g vinyl, CD and download. All orders from the store come with an instant exclusive download of bonus track Grows Wings.
There are a number of bundles to choose from:
LP || 180g heavyweight LP comes in a beautiful matte finished sleeve with black inner paper sleeve. Includes a free download of the entire album emailed to you on the day of release.
CD || Housed in a 4 panel matte finished digifile sleeve. Includes a free download of the entire album emailed to you on the day of release.
DIGITAL || Download in 320kbps MP3
BUNDLE || LP + CD + DOWNLOAD + SHIRT || All of the above plus a new Shield Patterns shirt.
LP + CD || 180g heavyweight LP comes in a beautiful matte finished sleeve with black inner paper sleeve. Includes a free download of the entire album emailed to you on the day of release plus a CD copy of the album.
The Line of Best Fit - "Keys drip, samples loop, and beats drag their heavy feet on this stunning new cut from Manchester-based pair, with sensual vocals weaving between the doom and gloom. There’s a real mix of the natural and synthetic: primal-like beats and intermittent breaths meet with unsettled synths, slowly but steadily bewitching the listener."
Since its inception in 2012, Shield Patterns has evolved from solo endeavor to a fully realised duo. Spacious soundscapes are scattered with trembling piano phrases, skittering beats and waves of warm keys, all shaped into menacing dark-pop songs by Brentnall's bewitching vocals. There's a resolutely unique sound to the music Shield Patterns make. For the most part the melodies are infectious but there is careful detailed layering that can only be discovered on repeated listens.
You can watch a short teaser video for the album below alongside recent single Dust Hung Heavy.
The duo also play the following dates:
25.04.14 - MANCHESTER (UK)
Gulliver's w/ Woman' Hour [tickets]
26.04.14 - YORK (UK)
04.05.14 - SALFORD (UK)
Sounds From the Other City Festival w/ PINS, Thomas Truax etc [tickets]
05.05.14 - LEEDS (UK)
Nation of Shopkeepers w/ Doomsquad & HSY [free show]
10.05.14 - LONDON (UK)
Beyond the Redshift Festival w/ Cult of Luna, Jesu, Esben & the Witch etc [tickets]
04.06.14 - MANCHESTER (UK) album launch
Soup Kitchen [tickets]
05.06.14 - READING (UK)
Oakford Social Club [free show]
06.06.14 - LONDON (UK) album launch
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen [tickets]
13.06.14 - SUNDERLAND (UK)
14.06.14 - EDINBURGH (UK)
Please note there are a very limited number of 'early bird' tickets available for the Manchester show priced at just £3.