The Breath, 2017
A goosebumps-inducing slice of pop melancholia, that has Ríoghnach Connolly's beautiful vocal front and centre within Stuart McCallum's poignant and melodic soundscape. If you liked the songs from their debut album 'Carry Your Kin', then this will not disappoint.
The Breath is Stuart McCallum (former guitarist of The Cinematic Orchestra), Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly and McCallum's fellow Cinematic alumni, pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers. Born out of Manchester's fertile music scene they mix Irish folk influences with mesmerizing guitar riffs, anthemic themes and powerful hooks. Connolly's soulful vocals are interwoven into the electronic fabric of McCallum's distinctive soundworld. 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.