The Breath announced for Sound Unwrapped

The Breath have been announced as one the acts playing the 15th edition of Sound Unwrapped. The award-winning series, that will explore spatial dimensions in live performance and the creativity of sound artists, takes place at King’s Place in London.

The Breath will perform two shows on Saturday 28 January 2023, (4.30pm & 8pm), making full use of the specially installed d&b Soundscape 360 degree, fully immersive PA. For the performance Stuart McCallum and Ríoghnach Connolly will premiere some new material from their forthcoming album and re-interpret songs from their two Real World Records releases, Carry Your Kin and Let the Cards Fall.

Full details and tickets here.

Over 12 months, Sound Unwrapped will shine a light on pioneering artists and composers – past and present – who play with sound in space.

A partnership with d&b audiotechnik – those of you who have been WOMAD Charlton Park in recent years will know d&b audiotechnik well – will see the installation of their state-of-the-art d&b Soundscape in the King’s Place Hall Two space. 19 loudspeakers in the round will open up a plethora of creative possibilities for artists, including the extension of the 360-surround dimension.

Mercury Prize and Emmy nominated composer Hannah Peel and electronic duo Space Afrika are Artists in Residence and more events will be announced in the coming weeks.

Sound Unwrapped takes place at King’s Place, in London, from January 2023.

  • Let The Cards Fall

    The Breath

    Released 13 September 2018

    A bewitching collection of songs that journeys from lush, beguiling storytelling to uplifting, punch-the-air anthems. Allowed to mature and breathe without losing the widescreen, multi-textured kaleidoscope of sound that marked their debut, Let the Cards Fall refines The Breath's unique Manchester take on alt-folk.
  • Carry Your Kin

    The Breath

    Released 07 July 2016

    Born out of Manchester's fertile music scene The Breath mix Irish folk influences with mesmerizing guitar riffs, anthemic themes and powerful hooks. In turns hypnotic, lush, powerfully raw and raucously punchy, their songs entrance, uplift and break your heart as The Breath conjure a kaleidoscope of sound that perfectly frames Connolly's raw songs and soul cleansing vocals.

By Online Editor

Published on Mon, 21 November 22

Further reading

Totó la Momposina says goodbye to the stage

Totó la Momposina’s family and management have announced the Colombian legend's retirement

Totó la Momposina shares two new singles inspired by archive recordings

Following her retirement from live performance, the Colombian music legend dips into her archive.

Track of the day: ‘Sajanava’ by Jasdeep Singh Degun

Sajanava is taken from Jasdeep Singh Degun's debut album Anomaly.

Track of the day: ‘We Are Part Mineral’ by Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra

Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra share new single, ‘We Are Part Mineral’, the latest to be taken from...