Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Sound Savers latest output

Here is a selection of recent recordings from the Sound Savers studio to get you through the darkest day.


  There's An Animal In My Eyes by Breathe Out
  Baaneex - Picnic Swan by Sound Savers
  Warm Ways - From The Rafters by Sound Savers
  Bastard Sword - Ship Canal by Sound Savers

All of these were recorded, mixed and mastered by myself and Mark Jasper.
Come and record at Sound Savers. £70 per day. Email soundsavings@gmail.com

Sunday, 19 December 2010

There's An Animal In My Eyes

Hello. To make up for our gig tonight being canceled here is a new song.
It's called 'There's an Animal In My Eyes'.

Click the down arrow on the player to download an mp3.

  There's An Animal In My Eyes by Breathe Out

It's about ambition.



It was recorded in Sound Savers, our new studio in Bow. Go here for details:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sound-Savers/155484251160574

Our next gig is January 6th at the Buffalo Bar in Islington.

Merry Christmas.

Friday, 17 December 2010

James's Tracks of 2010

Following on from Alex's fantastic lead and wonderful informative list, i thought i'd share with you some of my favourite tracks this year...just 'cause its damn fun and self motivating, which as im currently writing new songs might be a catalyst for some new hot licks...

so with no further ado...

01. John Maus - 'Keep Pushing On'
02. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - 'Beverly Kills'
03. Brian Eno - '2 Forms of Anger'
04. No Age - 'Glitter'
05. Madvillain - 'Papermill'
06. Hot Chip - 'Alley Cats'
07. Danny Byrd & Liquid - 'Sweet Harmony'
08. Kanye West - 'All Of The Lights'
09. Pantha du Prince - 'Welt Am Draht'
10. Arcade Fire - 'Suburban War'

Merry Christmas,

James.

ps. Sunday yea?

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Alex's Albums of 2010

I know the concept of year end music lists is a bit pointless and nerdy but because I read too much online music journalism and because VH1 was the only music channel that came free with my parents cable package when I was a kid and because the inside of my brain is basically just a series of graphs I think about this stuff quite a lot. Also how can it be a bad idea to share a bunch of stuff that you like?

So, with that disclaimer covered,  here are the albums that I loved the most in 2010.

1. How to Dress Well - Love Remains
2. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
3. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
4. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
5. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot
6. Caribou - Swim
7. Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
8. Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here
9. Das Racist - Sit Down Man
10. Drake - Thank Me Later

It's difficult not to give the top spot to Kanye but he gets enough love from Pitchfork. The sound of the How to Dress Well record still feels like a revelation to me and I still listen to it most days so I've decided it is the winner EVEN THOUGH Kanye has this year proven himself to be the greatest pop star of our generation.

So there you go.

We're playing at the Enterprise in Camden on Sunday. We're on at 8.20. Get down.

Alex

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Radio Friendly Unit Shifter

Thank you to Jon Hillcock for playing "Ride The Waves" on his BBC Radio 6 show last night. Listen to it on iplayer for the next week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wkksb

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

New News



Photos from our gig at the George Tavern.

Neu Magazine have done a nice article about our song Ride the Waves, check it: http://www.neumagazine.co.uk/bands/article/breathe-out

We have 2 more gigs to announce, Dec 19th at the Enterprise in Camden and Jan 5th at the Comedy in Picadilly. More details soon.

Also, we'll have a new track up here soon.

Alex

Monday, 22 November 2010

OUR FIRST LONDON GIG IS THIS FRIDAY

We are playing our first London gig this Friday (26th) at the George Tavern in Whitechapel. We're on first, probably about 8.30.
The other bands playing are really good too. Check em.

Horse & Condor -http://www.myspace.com/horseandcondor
Left Leg -http://leftleg.tumblr.com/
Way Through -http://www.myspace.com/wearewaythrough
Private Trousers -http://www.myspace.com/privatetrousers

Uberstompf is one of the best nights in town, Jon always puts on great bands and not just the usual stuff you might expect. Get down.

In other news, Kanye West's new album is out today and it is an instant classic. See: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14880-my-beautiful-dark-twisted-fantasy/
I'm particularly loving Lost In The World. Massive tune.

Monday, 1 November 2010

SOUND SAVERS SPECIAL OPENING OFFER!!!!!!!

Announcing the grand opening of Sound Savers, a new recording studio in Bow, East London, ran by myself and Mark Jasper.
We have been slaving away for the past couple of months sound proofing and treating and painting and polishing and the studio is now ready to go.

We have a special opening offer to spread the word. For a limited time only recording and/or mixing will be £50 PER DAY.
That's pretty cheap! For once it pays to be an early adopter.

If you are interested in recording at Sound Savers email alex_clegg@hotmail.co.uk or markjohnjasper@googlemail.com








Friday, 22 October 2010

Last of the bedroom sessions


Here's a double A side. Francis Meanie and Ride the Waves. Click the down arrow on the player to download an mp3.

Francis Meanie by Breathe Out

Ride the Waves by Breathe Out



First person to correctly tab out the guitar solo in Francis Meanie wins a steak dinner with me and James.


We hope you like the tracks.


Alex

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Our first video...

video

So here's a video made for our song 'Elite/Corrigans' which we recorded in April this year.

The song was originally demoed in the summer of 2008.

I shot this footage in Brompton hospital, London, May 2010.

It was directed and edited by our good friends Harry Fisher and James Eyre

We think they did a nice job,

We hope you do too.


Good night,

James.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Music Business...

Happy Autumnal Sunday to you all,

Here's a great essay by Colin Greenwood from Radiohead on the current state of the music industry and their quandry on how to release their new material. Very interesting stuff from one of my favourite artists of all time.

http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2010/09/radiohead-copyright-freespeech-music/

In other news, i just saw the first edit for our video for Elite/Corrigans. Its compiled of around 60 shorts i recorded on my mobile phone during my month in hospital in May this year. Edited by our good friend Harry and Jim. Hopefully have it up here within the next month.

love,

James.


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

What's inside me?


Hi

Here is a new song called '1,000,000 Times Before':

1,000,000 Times Before by Breathe Out

Click the down arrow to download. It's a bit of a pop snack. Hope you like it.

We have booked our first London gig, November 13th, an Uber Stompf night at the George Tavern in Whitechapel with Way Through and others.
More to come.

Sail on...

Monday, 13 September 2010

Post Gig Analysis..


Hi,

We played our first gig on Saturday 11th September in Nottingham at Headstock Festival.

It went well...

We didn't see Ash, but we did visit Desidowntown and some lovely friends in Notts till the wee hours..

Here's the set;
Skateboard 2
Feathers
Echo Chamber Soul
Watercress Soup
Green Milk

In other news,

We have a new gig to announce in Whitechapel, London in November, more details to come....

We're recording a new rock song titled 'Francis Meanie' on Wednesday.

A video for Elite/Corrigans is currently in production.

Drummer Tom Browne drops in London October 10th, just in time for relentless rehearsal, and more importantly, the DOOM show in Brixton.

also check out this band if you get the chance, ''Daisy'' is a tune...http://www.myspace.com/fangisland

bye bye for now,

James
B R E A T H E O U T




Tuesday, 7 September 2010

First gig

We're playing at the Headstock Festival in Newstead Country Park, Nottingham on Saturday (11th).

We'll be on the orange tree / bbc introducing stage at 2.20.

Ash are headlining.

Tickets and info here: www.headstockfestival.com

Be there.




We will sound like this:
Green Milk by Breathe Out

Monday, 23 August 2010

DEEP IMPACT

Hello.
Nothing on here for a while. Been busy putting a real live band together (big shout outs to Andy Clydesdale on bass and Tom Browne on drums), writing new songs and soundproofing Soundsavers, our new recording studio and practice space in Bow.

Here's a new song called Deep Impact. It's about trying to save the world and failing. Click the down arrow to download an mp3.

Deep Impact by Breathe Out


Monday, 28 June 2010

Echo Chamber Soul

Here's a new tune. Jim wrote this one on his hospital ward on some Kanye 'Through The Wire'-style inspiration and we recorded it last week. I'm quite proud of the production, there's a lot going on, get the cans out.
Click the arrow on the right of the player to download the mp3.

Echo Chamber Soul by Breathe Out




Listen out for the wok solo...

Saturday, 12 June 2010

A couple of tracks

Greetings. It's been a while. For those that know Jim he's home and feeling good.
We started these two tracks in April and finished them yesterday. Skateboard pt. 2 is about feeling good about what you have without wanting more (Johnathon Ross drove past in a ridiculous red sports car while we were recording the vocals yesterday. He was smoking a giant cigar and listening to that whistling song from Kill Bill really loud. He wouldn't have understood the sentiment).
I think Jim wrote the lyrics to Elite/Corrigans in some kind of psychic vision of his own future. Check out the four part harmony in the middle, gets me every time.

Click on the down arrow on the right side of the players to download mp3s of the tracks.

SKATEBOARD PT. 2
Skateboard pt. 2 by Breathe Out

ELITE/CORRIGANS
Elite/Corrigans by Breathe Out

Look out for some hospital-bed-composed wonders next week.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

New older tracks

Here's some new mp3s. Both of these songs were recorded towards the end of last year. Please download and enjoy.

Walking With Dinosaurs


Skateboard pt. 1

Skateboard pt. 2 coming soon.....

Friday, 19 March 2010

Hello.
Welcome to the blog for our new band.
In the last couple of months we've nearly finished recording about 10 songs. We'll put them all on here when they're finished. Remember: if you give away music for free then you can take as much as you want without worrying about what Lars Ullrich thinks.
Here's links to download mp3s of the first 2:

Green Milk: http://www.mediafire.com/?gxmhdfgzmow
Feathers: http://www.mediafire.com/?umztjjtjtml

We're playing at the Wilmington Arms in Angel some time in April. I don't know when yet.