Anorak Patch


Colchester-based four piece, Anorak Patch, whose drummer is just 14 years old burst onto the scene last year with their debut singles, ‘Beans’ & ‘6 Week Party’, the latter of which making the BBC 6Music Playlist.

Keyboardist Effie Lawrence formed the group in late 2019 with high school friends Luca Ryland (drums) & brother Oscar (guitar), along with bass player Eleanor Helliwell and have been quick to announce themselves into the UK music scene with national airplay and press. ‘Irate’ continues to showcase the band’s immense musical talent at such a young age, the new cut which Draws inspiration from Queens of The Stone Age, System Of A Down & Black Midi, offers yet another side to the bands songwriting & recordings and marks them as one of the UK’s most exciting, young bands to emerge in recent times.

The band wrote Irate during the first lockdown, it displays how they felt as a collective. Effie and Oscar had just had their exams cancelled and their confusion is reflected in the lyric “what is in your head” this also aims to show how people were doing a lot of self reflection at this time.

The song shows how the band’s everyday lives were changed by the pandemic. “he takes a break from a world he loves” is referring to playing and going to gigs, something the band missed very much this year.

Anorak Patch are: Effie Lawrence, Vocals and keyboards. Eleanor Helliwell,Bass. Oscar Ryland, Guitar. Luca Ryland, Drums and Vocals