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The Breath
Jan 2017 25

The Breath

Archspace, Haggerston

Tickets: £11.50, £14.50

Times: 19:00 - 23:00

Soundcrash Presents…

The Breath

Archspace | 24th & 25th January

With support from Kirk McElhinney

Raw, soulful, often mesmeric, richly textured and lushly constructed” Mojo Magazine

Soundcrash are extremely excited to present this new project comprised of ex-Cinematic Orchestra members and the stunning vocals of Rioghnach Connolly, at East London’s hottest destination Archspace, for 2 very special live shows 24th & 25th January.

Born out of the ferment of Manchester’s thriving music scene, The Breath is the new band project of former Cinematic Orchestra guitarist Stuart McCallum and singer and lyricist Rioghnach Connolly. Along with McCallum’s fellow Cinematic alumni, pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers, The Breath mix Irish folk influences with mesmerising guitar riffs, anthemic themes and powerful hooks. Building on McCallum’s distinctive soundscapes, Connolly’s immensely powerful and soulful vocals deliver epic, lush and powerfully raw songs that are hypnotic and heart-achingly beautiful in equal measure.

Occupying an intriguing space somewhere between anthemic rock, chilled ambient and nu-jazz, McCallum’s music allows Connolly to draw on her Irish folk influences with songs of birth and death, social struggle, motherhood and broken hearts. All delivered with a compelling emotional honesty and raw urgency against McCallum’s sublime electronic textures. A Music Net Tour presented by Root Music and Band on the Wall.

Recorded in Manchester and at Real World Studios and mixed by sound guru Tchad Blake, The Breath’s debut album Carry Your Kin was released on Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records in April 2016.

Don’t miss out on 2 very special shows, as we bring The Breath to Archspace Live in the new year!

“Ambient, rocking, multi-layered soundscapes” fRoots

“Cool, drifting ambient folk soul” The Guardian

“Will take you to places you’ve only seen in dreams” Midwestrecord.com

“Contemporary folk meets Bat For Lashes” Jazzwise


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