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Grow Playlist: Pattern Pusher – Shakey

Grow Playlist: Pattern Pusher – Shakey

Your monthly music recommendation, brought to you in partnership with Becky Grinham; an Exeter-based musician who works in the music industry.

Music is an expression of emotions that we can mutually relate to and we hear it everywhere. Whether you’re driving around, going for a run, listening to The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club washing dishes (Well I do anyway..), or even having a sing-song yourself in the shower. But with today’s technology and demand for exhilarating shows, there’s one band in particular that found that gap in the music market and created music that revives all emotions whilst providing your eyes with an electrifying visual show. If you haven’t heard or seen them yet, you should catch them in Exeter whilst you can…

Introducing Pattern Pusher’s new single “Shakey” which has finally landed. This independent local, odd-pop electronic trio has taken Exeter by storm this last year, not only selling-out their 450 capacity “homemade” show at Exeter Phoenix (Pattern Pusher Presents), but they’ve also supported like-minded inspirations such as Submotion Orchestra and Dutch Uncles, whilst sustaining their strong radio presence with BBC Introducing and BBC Devon throughout.

“Shakey” is Pattern Pusher’s second single, following their debut “Lose Myself” and was inspired by a not-so-fun night watching a terrible Bowie Tribute act (the type with a garageband backing track). Ditching the gig, they found themselves humming melodies and tapping out beats en route home. Vocalist and pianist, Alex, found lyrical inspiration in an old London friend, who rebelled against his strict Christian upbringing to live a hedonistic life of partying. “Shakey” features Exeter’s entertainment legend, Adam in the Hat, and even myself on backing vocal duties!

Of course, no single is complete without some visual material…Produced by Pattern Pusher and filmed by drummer of the trio, Benjamin, with help from Joe Venton at 360 Media Management, the boys created a free-spirited and fun video to compliment the rebellious vibe of the music. A special shout-out to Jake Friese-Greene of local Alt-Rock band, Dead Ground, who became an intensive chauffeur for days, endlessly driving the three amigos around the city at early hours and decorating the inside of his van to look like a disco – Jake, you’re a hero.

Expect a mammoth amount of energy and lively shows – I can guarantee you’ll be transfixed on (the other) Ben, swinging his bass around like a hula hoop and fiercely rattling his head. A Pattern Pusher experience never fails to deliver something memorable. It’s said that plans for 2019 include expanding their live show and conducting main stage madness at music festivals around the world. So, don’t be shy to have a listen and dance around in the mirror at home after work tonight. Catch Pattern Pusher at The Cove in Kingsbridge on the 12th October.

You can find music and more information at Pattern Pusher’s website or on their social media channels.


‘Best live band not only in the county, I’d watch them four times a week if I could, I’ve seen them like 20 times now!’ – Sarah Gosling (BBC Introducing Devon & Cornwall)

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