“These days, everybody is in a band,” sighs Save Your Breath guitarist, Tom. “Every aspect of it is so readily available. There’s definitely a fear of getting lost. We want to be a band that people can continue to care about and relate to.”
New single, ‘Whole’, does exactly that, as bassist, Ben, explains. “It’s about my own particular way of dealing with things and the realisation that without being able to let go of the past, my issues will forever be my undoing. The song is an admission to my own weaknesses and my inability to take my own advice. Knowing what you need to do and seeing it through are two very separate things in my experience.”
To watch the video for 'Whole' and to find out where you can catch the band live next month, click below...
The origins of Save Your Breath are easy enough to relate to – where the band members grew up in Wales, there wasn’t very much to do, and so people with artistic passions and ambitions were naturally drawn to the local music scene. Taking cues and inspiration from their surroundings – whether it be friends or family passing, drug addiction, or simply the challenges of helping people through tough times – Save Your Breath began to craft the songs that would inevitably carry them away from their homes and onto stages across the world. Outreach through music makes sense. When not working on the band, Kris has a successful tattoo business. Ben is a graphic designer. Tom, a freelance artist, has built props for film and even helped design windows for Hamley’s. Dave works with other touring bands, and Owen volunteers with juvenile delinquents. It’s a perfect amalgam of wanting their creativity on display and a desire to help others.
ON TOUR w/ THE STORY SO FAR (except 7th)
07 CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
08 SOUTHAMPTON Roxx
09 KINGSTON McClusky's
10 LONDON Underworld
11 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
12 SHEFFIELD Corporation
14 GLASGOW Garage
15 LEEDS Cockpit
16 MANCHESTER Sound Control
17 BRISTOL The Fleece
‘Whole’ is taken from the album, ‘There Used To Be A Place For Us’, released on Animal Style Records on Ocotber 7th.