“One of the most consistently great British bands around… they’re almost one of the best cult British bands out there as well, I always feel like they fill their potential”
– Matt Wilkinson, Apple Music 1 “A quietly impressive return, one that is calming, and assured”– Clash Magazine “Relentlessly hopeful guitar-pop” – Dork’s ‘Ones To Watch’ “Gorgeous, nostalgic indie-pop hits” – DIY “Stunning”– So Young Magazine
This Friday, Breathe Panel are set to release their new album Lets It In via FatCat Records. Today, they share new single ‘Stretch’, a gorgeous ode to self-care. The track comes alongside a new visualiser clip by regular Breathe Panel collaborator Dylan Friese-Greene which premiered today via Under The Radar Magazine.
Frontman Nick says of the track:
“Stretch is about waking up and sneaking out the house to get some air and reset your state of mind. Kind of like giving your body an audience and making yourself feel good.”
Recorded live to tape by esteemed producer Ali Chant (Aldous Harding, PJ Harvey, Katy J Pearson), the songs on Lets It In were recorded with no agenda other than the enjoyment of making music together. The resulting album is ultimately positive in outlook, centering around themes of falling in love, moments in places, light, breathing, walking, urban living and finding beauty in a sometimes heavy environment.
Living together in a shared house in East London, frontman Nick Green and lead guitarist Josh Tyler would write songs together as an escape from the restlessness of the city. “A sort of meditation from the mess”, says Nick. With the arrival of the lockdown, their immediate surroundings became even more vivid and influential as spring turned to summer last year. “I’ve been reading about Psychogeography and the weird link between where you are and how you feel and how sometimes those two things can align to make you feel like you’re in a sweet spot just for a split second or an afternoon,” explains Josh.
For a band who is at their most comfortable writing songs together in a living room, swapping drum kits for cushions, it’s unsurprising that the music Breathe Panel produces is as rejuvenating to listen to as it is for them to produce. The result is a second album that sounds real and present in the moment, calling to mind the warm 90’s indie-rock of bands like Acetone and The Sea and Cake. Lets It In is here to soothe the collective soul in 2021.
Mon 20 Sept / London / Rough Trade West (instore)
Tues 21 Sept / Bournemouth / Vinilo (lunchtime instore)
Tues 21 Sept / Southampton / Vinilo (evening instore)
Weds 22 Sept / Southsea / Pie & Vinyl (instore)
Thu 23 Sept / London / The Lexington
Fri 24 Sept / London / Flashback Records Shoreditch (instore)
Sat 25 Sept / Bristol / Dot to Dot 2021
Sun 26 Sept / Notts / Dot to Dot 2021
Mon 18 Oct / Brighton / The Prince Albert
Tues 19 Oct / Norwich / Voodoo Daddy’s Showroom
Weds 20 Oct / Liverpool / Kazimier Stockroom
Thurs 21 Oct / Birmingham / The Victoria