• 25
  • 05
  • 2024
  • 07.30
  • pm

DHP Family presents Problem Patterns w/ Arch Femmesis

Please note this is an 18+ event

Problem Patterns are four shouty queers who write songs for right now, swapping roles and instruments to get their point across about whatever angers them this week.  

After many lonely nights screaming alone in their bedrooms over the state of the world, Alanah, Bethany, Bev and Ciara (aka ABBA) came together in Belfast in 2018 to invent a new genre they called PUNK.  It’s shouty, it’s heavy, it’s tongue in cheek, it’s inclusive, it’s hopeful and it’s fun.

The four DIY punk dads are all about creating havoc in celebratory and cathartic spaces.  Bigger than the Beatles, but not yet quite as big as Slipknot, the band have played notable support slots with Le Tigre, Bob Vylan, Dream Wife and Fight Like Apes.

Their debut single, “Allegedly”, was recorded and released within their first month together. They released their debut EP, “Good For You, Aren’t You Great?” in July 2019. Their debut album ‘Blouse Club’ was released in October 2023, with a music video accompanying all 12 tracks, including the singles ‘Who Do We Not Save?’—an acerbic and biting critique of Tory funding policy and their systematic attempts to privatise the NHS, and ‘Letter of Resignation’—their party banger celebrating queer joy in the face of discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community.


“I love Problem Patterns, they make weird music for right now that sounds like no one else and I am addicted”Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre)

“Making some of the loudest and most necessary music out right now” – Bob Vylan

“Fluid and ferocious. Righteous anger has rarely sounded so engaging” – The Guardian [One To Watch]

“One of the most important records from the north of Ireland in the last 25 years” Dig With It Magazine

“Riotous feminist punk anthems that provide comfort and catharsis in equal measure” Get In Her Ears

World domination surely beckons” – The Irish News

“I just think they’re great” Henry Rollins