Chilli Salt

The Breath

Released 12 May 2017

  1. Chilli Salt

Liner notes

This new track from The Breath, ‘Chilli Salt’, is a powerfully raw and raucously punchy song that has become a cornerstone of the band’s live set. The song shows a more muscular, riff-driven side to the band with Ríoghnach Connolly’s glorious voice soaring over the fabric of Stuart McCallum’s distinctive, layered soundworld. The song was recorded during the sessions for the band’s debut album, Carry Your Kin.

Connolly’s songs pour forth from her own life in a torrent of meaning, excavating raw feeling with little in the way of defence. ‘Chilli Salt’ is about sexual politics, delivered with compelling emotional honesty and a powerful urgency.

Lyric video for 'Chilli Salt'

Reviews

  • 'Chilli Salt' hits hard, with McCallum’s guitar in classic rock mode and Connolly’s voice full of heat – as the title might suggest. WNYC (USA)
  • Carry Your Kin

    The Breath

    Released 08 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.
  • Child

    The Breath

    Released 29 September 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.

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