Acoustic

The Breath

Released 10 August 2017

  1. Carry Your Kin (Acoustic)
  2. For You (Acoustic)
  3. Harvest (Acoustic)
  4. Our Own Way (Acoustic)

Liner notes

Recorded at Real World Studios, these are four acoustic interpretations of tracks from the The Breath’s recent album Carry Your Kin. Stuart McCallum’s stripped back guitar beautifully frames Ríoghnach Connolly’s moving vocals – at times heartbreakingly sad, always deeply moving.

Born out of Manchester’s fertile music scene, The Breath 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.

'Carry Your Kin' by The Breath, filmed live in The Big Room at Real World Studios

Credits

Stuart McCallum: guitar, Ríoghnach Connolly: vocals. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Oli Jacobs at Real World Studios. Filming and photography by York Tillyer. Original versions appear on the album Carry Your Kin.

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Further Listening

  • 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.
  • Anian

    9Bach

    Released 28 April 2016

    ‘Anian’ is 9Bach's third album. Like 2014's ‘Tincian’ it begins in North Wales, but broadens out through Greek and Near Eastern influences into an emotional tour de force. Angry, sad, but most of all passionate at the state of the world, the album taps into a truly universal language.

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