Breathe (Australian band)

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Breathe
Also known asbreathe.
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres
Labels
  • Silk
Associated acts
  • Movement
  • Illangelo
Members
  • Sean Walker
  • Andrew Grant

Breathe (stylised as breathe.) is an Australian minimal soul duo that blends soul and electronic music. They consist of Sean Walker (a founding member of the band Movement) and Andrew Grant (a former recording and mix engineer of REC Studios). The band also collaborates with many different vocalists from around the world. They are currently based in Sydney, Australia[1][2][3] and Toronto, Canada.[4]

History[edit]

Breathe was formed in Sydney in 2018. The band was founded by Sean Walker, who had founded the Australian "minimal soul" band Movement,[5] and Andrew Grant.[6]

Their debut single Are You All Good was released in September 2018 via the label Silk,[7][8] and was described as "late night emotion."[3] It was also released with a self-directed music video in collaboration with cinematographer Tim Nagle.[9][10]

Breathe's second single London[11] was premiered by Complex[12] and The Line of Best Fit has compared the music to "the beauty of a peaceful night."[11]

Their third single, Haze, was released in 2019.[4][13] The music video for Haze was directed by Dave May of Tall Story Films.[13]

Reception[edit]

Breathe's music was described as "minimal soul" as well as "late night soul"[3] that is "brilliantly minimalistic."[14] Rufus du Sol described the music as a "sultry underworld that pulls you right in", and Ta-ku said the band's music "hit me right in my feelings."[15]

Indie Shuffle has compared the band to Moses Sumney and Michael Kiwanuka,[16] and Hypebeast reviewed Haze as an "atmospheric" song that gives off a "ghostly yet lovesick vibe."[13]

Members[edit]

  • Sean Walker – percussion, guitar, production, mixing (2018–present)
  • Andrew Grant – bass guitar, synthesizers, production, mixing (2018–present)

Discography[edit]

Singles
  • Are You All Good? (2018)
  • London (2019)
  • Haze (2019)

See also[edit]

  • Movement (band)
  • Illangelo
  • Minimal music

References[edit]

  1. "REC Studios". beta.recstudios.com.au. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  2. "George Maple". REC Studios. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Breathe "Are You All Good?"". XLR8R. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Murray, Robin (Sep 27, 2019). "Australian Production Duo Breathe. Drop New Single 'Haze'". Clash. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  5. Menesguen, Clemence (July 2014). "Konbini Meets New Aussie Band Movement". Konbini. Archived from the original on 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  6. Rae, Tanya Bonnie. "Independent Artist Of The Week: The Tapes". Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  7. "Introducing the bruised late-night soul of breathe. with 'Are You All Good?'". Purple Sneakers. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  8. "Introducing breathe. listen to their debut single 'Are you all good?'". twnty three. September 13, 2018. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  9. "Music Videos | Tim Jude Nagle". timnagle.com. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  10. "Tim Nagle". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Kenneally, Cerys (22 February 2019). "Sydney duo breathe. project ghostly comfort on atmospheric new cut "London"". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  12. Keith, James (Feb 21, 2019). "Premiere: Australian Duo Breathe. Take Us On A Chillingly Soulful Trip Round "London" On New Single". Complex. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Caraan, Sophie (Sep 28, 2019). "breathe. Drops Atmospheric New Single "Haze."". Hypebeast. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  14. "Breathe - press coverage". coveragebook.com. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  15. Hayden, Davies (2018). "Meet Aus super-duo breathe and their incredible debut single, Are You All Good?". Pilerats. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  16. "breathe. - Are You All Good?". Indie Shuffle. 2018. Retrieved 2019-12-25.

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