Lets It In: Vinyl LP
Label: Fat Cat Records
Release Date: 12th November
Sometimes you get band that are a perfect machine, Breathe Panel have always been tight but lockdown has only made them tighter, that close London living. I can say they're precisely engineered and everything runs with an instant gratification but that neglects the human warmth emanating from this latest collection the tones are warm and inviting and the melodies are sumptuous af.
For those who dig: Teenage Fanclub, EZTV, Swimming Tapes, bdrmm, Horsebeac, Tina and White Denim for sheer tightness and magnifique playing.
Split between London and Brighton, Breathe Panel come together to create a sound that is the sum of their four parts. Playing together half unplugged in a living room and swapping drums for cushions is where they would often hit their natural rhythm, capturing a shared feeling in songs in a quick and simple way.
With no agenda other than enjoying making music together, the resulting album Lets It In is ultimately positive in outlook. Themes include falling in love, moments in plac- es, 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 start writing songs together as an escape from the restlessness of the city. “A sort of meditation from the mess”, says Nick.