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SAVE YOUR BREATH release new album VICES

May 6, 2011 by  

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SAVE YOUR BREATH release new album VICES


Newport based Save Your Breath release their debut album, ‘Vices’ on Monday 4th July on Purgatory Records. It’s an album that tells a host of tales for the South Wales quintet, as bassist, Ben Griffiths, explains.

“A lot of bands these days are always aiming to please other people, the endgame is to be famous, that’s the goal, the barometer for success. Then there’s also the other end of the scale, where being cool is the be all and end all. You’re something to 100 pretentious people in every city in the country, 3 months later no one gives a fuck.

Our whole reason for being in this band is different from that. Wanting to do something that could maybe turn the negatives from your life into something that may provide positive experience, some direction for yourself and maybe even for someone else.

‘Vices’ is that story. Growing up in a shit place, seeing things that you only ever thought happened on TV and having to deal with all these troubles at an age where growing up is hard work by itself, whilst struggling not to carry these experiences in a negative light throughout your whole life. It’s also the story of the problems we’ve faced as a band, it’s hard enough being in a band, it seems it’s worse being a pop-punk band, it seems it’s even worse being a pop punk band from the UK. Here’s hoping that people will actually judge us on what we do and say rather that where we come from.
Since leaving school we’ve seen family members die, family members imprisoned, friends and family’s lives ruined by drugs, depression and a lack of direction or ambition. Where we come from that’s what happens. Some of us have suffered from depression, some of us have seen people throw their lives away, this is just our way of getting away from that, in some ways it’s the only way we have to tell our stories and exorcise the demons that we’ve had to deal with.

We paid to do our own record, we paid to press it, we book our own shows, we sleep on floors, we struggle to afford food. Our gear is fucked, our van is falling apart, we have rent to pay, one of us has a kid, the rest of us can’t get jobs. We do this because we love to do it and everything we do is honest.”

Catch the band live at the following dates:
June 1st – CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach
June 19th – MANCHESTER, Retro Bar
June 20th – NEWCASTLE, Trillians
June 21st – LONDON, Purple Turtle
June 22nd – READING, Face Bar
June 23rd – BIRMINGHAM, Flapper
June 24th – BOURNEMOUTH, iBar
June 25th – SCUNTHORPE, The Brumby



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