Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Payback / White Chalk Cross

Download only, double A-side single. Pay-what-you-want, all proceeds will be donated to SHELTER, so that means turkey sandwiches all is Christmas after all.



Here's some words -
"The rather-brilliant Breathe Out have today released a new download-only single via their blog. The AA-side single contains two new tracks The Payback and White Chalk Cross and if the fact that both songs are as good as anything the band have produced so far isn’t enough to convince you to buy the tracks then you should also know that all the money raised from the single will go to the Shelter charity.
As far as the two tracks are concerned, White Chalk Cross drifts along nicely on Lemonheads-style vibes but it’s The Payback that steals the show and is another sparkling slice of up-tempo-rock-with-real-heart, all head-rush guitar solo’s and heart-pounding melodies that reminds us just why we fell so hard for the band’s debut EP"
Goldflake Paint, December 2011
"Fine work!" 
Jon Hillcock, BBC 6 Music


Little shoes sat on the steps
Freaking out on something I just read
In my mother's magazines
Predicting my end in 3D live on my television

When I was just a boy
I used to feel like I'd die
on a sunday afternoon
eating all my insides out

I feel it rising up through me
little yellow diamonds on my knees
I feel it flowing through my feet
bubbling in my stomach burning at the core of my body

So long, so long, so long ago

Don't take it all out on me
get ready for the payback
completely dead too bleak to see
that there's no way back from here

Take my shoes off
Breathing backwards
Cough my lungs up
Not growing up I'm growing down.

My child you've suffered enough
I'll give you what they say you've lost
I'll let you live with us
I'll give you what they say you've lost

Even though I feel so lost
I have faith in my family
they're coming back for me
even though I seem so lost

You cannot drink the water flowing off your back
You need a higher mentor picking up the slack
White chalk cross won't protect you from what is wrong
Shave off all your hair and forget where you come from

My God I've suffered enough
Just give me what they say I've lost
Just let me live with you
Just give me what they say I've lost

I cannot drink the water flowing off my back
I need a higher mentor picking up the slack
White chalk cross, protect me from what is wrong
Shave off all my hair and forget where I come from.

photo by Abigail Bryan 

Monday, 5 December 2011

The Payback / White Chalk Cross 8/12/11

On Thursday (8/12) we will be releasing a download only single via Bandcamp.

It will be a double A-side consisting of brand new, never before heard tracks The Payback and White Chalk Cross.

All proceeds will be donated to Shelter, so dig deep.

Also on Thursday we will be performing acoustic here:

See you Thursday.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Just the TWO of us, etc.etc.

Come see us here next week. Me and AL - minus big guitars and lots of friends > Should be a blast.

Also, check out the video from Red Bull Studios with Kevin Morosky & We The Committee below..

Red-bull from Kevin Morosky on Vimeo.

...representin' with the Nirvana Tee....


Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Acoustic GAGA.

Evening all,

Whilst our campaign for a new drummer continues (we're nearly there) Alex and James will be playing some 'intimate + sexy' acoustic shows over the festive period.  It's an opportunity for mulled wine, hot apple and rum or just a plain old ale and a cheeky scotch egg.

We play the Be Well Dressed Blog Launch @ The Rag Factory, Brick Lane, December 8th
and the Macbeth for Kevin Morosky, Hoxton, November 28th.

In the meantime, we have some exciting charity based/new song/christmas No.1 news very soon.

Remember John Maus@Rough Trade tomorrow at 1pm, see you in the PIT >>>

Breathe Out.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011


For the last three months, lovelorn and suffering from various rare diseases, we secluded ourselves in a remote cabin in northwestern Wisconsin planning to "hibernate." The months of solitude resulted in the creation of Everything You Know.

Check it.
  Everything You Know by Breathe Out

Amidst the soul searching we also found time to do a little remix of Deep Impact.
  Deep Impact by Breathe Out

"All of our personal trouble, lack of perspective, heartache, longing, love, loss and guilt that has been stockpiled over the course of the past six years, has been suddenly purged into the form of song."

It's good to be back.


Digital Love.

Jimmy proves it is possible.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

He's Just Like One Of Us.

Imagine my musical excitement when i spotted Mr. Lou Reed (right) at Pisa International airport yesterday.

There was an amusing juxtaposition between the guy who sang 'Heroin' perched under a cafe slogan of 'Food & Relax'.

Absolute. Undeniable. Legend.

Just a shame i was way, way too scared to say hello.


Thursday, 23 June 2011

Bed Ridden Chart.

1. Bon Iver 'Holocene'
2. Plastic Ono Band 'Hold On'
3. John Maus 'Believer'
4. Radiohead 'Staircase (live from the basement)'
5. Max Richter 'Vladimir's Blues'

Feeling sorry for myself, isn't it...


Thursday, 16 June 2011



Our fast fingered, faithful, nodding bass player Andy Clydesdale played his final show with us at Notting Hill Arts Club last night.  There was a dancing hippy, it kinda kicked off and was lots of fun.

Check out his photography and stuff here:

...and of course, his City Shanty Band:

We're gonna miss him very Michael missed Ben.

James, Alex & Tom.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Soundsavers 2.0

The new Soundsavers studio is now open in Homerton. Get in touch if you'd like us to record your band (see Champion recording below for an idea of what we can do, plus more here

Check out the video of us hard at work at new track 'Everything You Know'.

We're playing at the Old Blue Last this Friday:

And Notting Hill Arts club next Wednesday (15th):

We were on the Artrocker radio show last week:

Alex & James.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Gig at the Victoria this Thursday, April 21st

We're playing at the Victoria on Queensbridge Road, Dalston this Thursday. Come Down!

Here's the facebook event:

We play at 9.30


Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Practice makes PERFECT.

Whilst our very own SoundSavers II is being sculptured somewhere in the secret alleys of Homerton, we have no choice but to find other places to rehearse.  Last night was no exception.  Alex's car is also on the scrap heap so we had to use public transport to get our gear to a sub basement in Dalston, it smelt damply weird but contained some hilarious remnants of a time gone by.

..and it was actually quite fun.

We worked on new song 'White Chalk Cross'.

Tomorrow we record another new song 'Cut out and Keep'.

Oh and the stray 'Venom' plectrum is now mine.

Kind regards,


Sunday, 3 April 2011

Elite/Corrigans Music Video.

For those of you who maybe didn't see it first time around, here's the video for 'Elite/Corrigans' taken from our debut EP.  Directed and edited by Harry Fisher and Jim Eyre.

Happy Sunny Sunday,


Tuesday, 29 March 2011


Huw Stephens will be doing a feature on Art is Hard Records and playing our track Ride The Waves on his BBC Radio 1 show tomorrow night. Tune in from 11pm.

Huwg news!*

And another reminder about our EP release gig, this friday, April 1st, at the Victoria in Dalston.

Line Up:


£3 / £4 after 9pm

Why not commit to attend?

*thanks Stuart

Monday, 21 March 2011

Our EP is out today!

Our debut EP is available now from Art Is Hard Records. CLICK HERE TO BUY

1. Green Milk
2. Ride The Waves
3. Feathers
4. 1,000,000 Times Before
5. Elite/Corrigans

Critical Acclaim:

"It’s blistering stuff indeed and as far as introductions go, it’s one of the most raw, not to mention thrilling, that we’ve heard in a long time (...) There's something going on here that instantly grabs the attention.  It sounds completely fresh; always intriguing, often joyous, occasionally heavy-hearted - but never anything less than exceptional." - GoldFlakePaint

"'Feathers' starts like a Japandroids noise-homage, but immediately settles down into a mid-tempo crunch. Amidst the static, though, is a gorgeous chorus, accentuated by an “Only Shallow”-esque drum fill – a lovely nuance typically expected from veteran acts, not rookies." - Listen Before You Buy

"There’s a confident edge to these recordings, a hint of a new band who might just have something a little more about them in terms of both drive and imagination (...) there is something extra, a little touch of something that’s intriguing, a little touch of extra quality" - The Organ Magazine

"Songs like Green Milk owe much of their appeal to the carefully free-wheeling nature of the noise itself; which is both a rarity and also a delicate balancing act between ear-shredding stupidity and joyful abandon. Sure, the song is a good one, but it draws gut feeling from its listeners via sonic obtusity as much as it draws pleasure from melody. This makes the song something to behold and enjoy on slightly different merits, all whilst remaining within your comfort zone. Clever." - A New Band A Day

"The EP is a marvellously eclectic affair, kicking off with the heated “Green Milk”, anchored with J. Mascis hooks that calm during the reassuring harmonies of lead track “Ride The Waves”. “Feathers” fidgets its way into the bliss of “1,000,000 Times Before” and then, almost as if you can hear the evolution of four people within these 15 minutes, “Elite/Corrigans” cliff hangs an aura of ambience to the piece." - Fresh Kills blog

......and dont forget to attend the EP Release Party - Friday 1st April @ The Victoria, Queensbridge RD. Dalston.  Plus special guests; Black Tambourines, Soft Arrows and Jon Hillcock DJ (NME/6 Music/XFM) and Scene not Herd DJ's.   Its gonna be a blast, will be nice to see you all there.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

BBC 6 Music and Regents Park

Here is the iPlayer link to listen to us live on BBC 6 Music:

Starts at about 1hr 45mins

Rehearsing in Regents Park before the show, felt like hippies but we didn't have a choice...

Friday, 18 March 2011

Live chat and unplugged song on BBC 6 Music, Saturday afternoon

Tomorrow afternoon (saturday) we will be doing a live chat and a song on Jon Hillcock's BBC 6 Music show.

The show starts at 4pm. You can listen live here:


Our EP is out on Monday! There will be copies for sale at this gig tonight:
The Art Is Hard guys are DJing.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Coming Home..

We were lucky enough to play with NODZZZ and Mantles in Nottingham this Monday.  They were all sweet guys (and gals), and we had an absolute blast till the wee hours back in our old stomping was just like what coming home should feel like.

The Set
1. Green Milk
2. Champion
3. Francis Meanie
4. Skateboard 2
5. Ride the Waves
6. Deep Impact
7. Feathers

Someone took some lovely photos..


Saturday, 5 March 2011

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Holiday in Cambodia.

Sihanoukville to Siem Riep Nightbus Top 5.

1. Slayer - 213
2. Radiohead - Lotus Flower
3. Dead Kennedys - Holiday in Cambodia (i couldnt help it, bite me)
4. Madlib - Stepping into Tomorrow
5. Ravi Shankar & Philip Glass - Offering


Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Hello March //// Some upcoming gigs

Hello and welcome to the month of March from Breathe Out.

We have a few good gigs to announce, including our first proper one in Nottingham supporting Nodzzz and our EP release show at the Victoria in Dalston:

March 12th: BAANEEX / BREATHE OUT / SICILIAN DEFENCE at The Bird's Nest in Deptford. Free entry! CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK EVENT


April 1st: EP release show: BREATHE OUT / SOFT ARROWS / JON HILLCOCK (DJ) / SCENE NOT HERD (DJ) + 1 more band TBA at The Victoria, Dalston.


Also, I know it's everywhere but this is amazing:

And don't forget to pre-order our EP...

Monday, 21 February 2011

Details of our debut EP

We are very pleased to announce we will be releasing an EP with Art Is Hard Records on March 21st.

It will be 5 a track CD plus a 16 page photobook.

1. Green Milk
2. Ride The Waves
3. Feathers
4. 1,000,000 Times Before
5. Elite/Corrigans


 This is the cover:
Breathe Out EP

Get streaming...
Breathe Out - Breathe Out (Photozine EP) by Art Is Hard Records

Here's what Art Is Hard say about it:

"It seems only 2 weeks since we were telling you all about our last release, and that’s probably because it actually was. We’ve been working really hard since Christmas (as hard as you can with two full time jobs and student responsibilities) to get things into place and we’re extremely excited to let you know we will be releasing the debut EP of London based Breathe Out.
Breathe Out are Alex, Andy, James and Tom and they make wonderful pseudo slacker pop about making your Dad cry and parachuting. Here’s what some other people have said

“Snotty bedroom punk” - Neu magazine

“Sub Pop-inspired melancholia” - Abeano

Not wanting to be ones to do things the conventional way, we are making the EP available as a photozine with CD EP encased and features 16 pages of photos from the band.

I’m sure you’ll be hearing a lot more about Breathe Out over the coming months, and not just from us. The band are rapidly becoming staple name in East London’s live music scene, recently gaining attention from Jon Hillcock, who featured them on BBC 6 Music and through his New Noise podcast.
The release is available to pre order below and will ship on the release date of 21.3.11."

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

'Green Milk', Sunday December 7th 2008

Just found this from the vaults.....the start of Breathe Out.  Alex overheard me jamming and knocked on my door with his mobile phone and recorded the riff.  I had a habit of throwing them away.  The song was recorded 14 months later, its about Vietnam...check it out on the player >>>

Good Evening,


Friday, 21 January 2011

Photos from Lock Tavern, Camden, 20/1/11

I swear we didn't plan the John Maus t-shirts.

Next gig February 5th at The Victoria, Mile End.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011


Good afternoon. 
We're playing at the Lock Tavern in Camden this thursday. Here's the facebook event:
We'll be on at 9.45
And it's free!!!!!
Zero Pounds.

We're on the Abeano blog here:

I'm currently waiting for parcelforce to deliver some microphones that they don't seem to want to give me. Don't use parcelforce.

Monday, 3 January 2011


Hello. We're playing at the Buffalo Bar, Highbury this thursday (Jan 6th). Here's the details:

DALLA RUSSIA: 10.30 - 11.00pm

BREATHE OUT: 9.45 - 10.15pm

DROP BEAR: 9 - 9.30pm

KASSETTE: 8.15 - 8.45pm

The Buffalo Bar is right next door to Highbury and Islington tube station, beneath The Famous Cock.

Facebook event:!/event.php?eid=135854436473630