Holding Patterns make sprawling indie-rock that is as exhilarating and direct as it is explorative. Their music dials into the deep heritage of 90s alternative rock and punk that pushed the boundaries of pop forms, subtly experimenting with structure and composition. Formed from the ashes of UK band Crash of Rhinos, Holding Patterns match the emotional drive and intricate guitar work of their previous incarnation with a greater sense of space.
Moving from a five-piece band to the pure power trio of guitar, bass and drums forced Holding Patterns to go through a process of refining their creative approach. Their resulting debut album ‘Endless’, out May 2019 via Vested Interest (UK), To Lose La Track (ITA) and Stiff Slack (JP) sees the trio expanding their horizons while dialling further into the raw emotion at the heart of their
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Endless is a deeply personal record. Released as a double LP, the twelve songs paint vivid pictures of the Midlands, where Holding Patterns met and grew up, as well as the individual relationships that colour memory and our experience of place. Lyrical and vocal duties are handled by all three members, their words and melodies intertwining over the precisely crafted arrangements, all propelled by an intense battery of intricate drum-work.
2. At Speed
3. First Responder
4. Centered At Zero
5. No Accident
8. This Shot Will Ring
10. House Fire
11. Long Dead
Limited to 500 copies worldwide:
Halloween Orange Vinyl / 150 (SOLD OUT – UK Exclusive)
Blushing Pink Vinyl / 200 (AVAILABLE)
Transparent Electric Blue / 150 (AVAILABLE – Italy Exclusive)