credit: Jack Steel

Presented by SXSW DAY PARTY: Sounds Australia


Mar 14, 2024

4:30pm – 4:55pm CT

Lucille Back Yard

breathe. is a duo based in Sydney, Australia, comprising best friends Sean Walker (Movement) and Andrew Grant (La Mer, Tapes) and is a blurry, aching take on late night soul music.

The debut EP “breathe.” was released on their label SILK in 2021 and has more than 75m streams across Spotify, Apple and Youtube and a sold out 1,000 copy ltd edt vinyl.

The band have placed songs in productions including “You” (Netflix), “What/If” (Netflix), “Couples Therapy” (Showtime), “Grown-Ish” (FX), “Raising Dion” (Netflix), “Elite” (Netflix), “the Kept Woman” (Russia) and commercials for Victoria’s Secret and NSW Tourism, and features from Complex, XLR8, Fader, Line of Best Fit, Indie Shuffle, Lyrical Lemonade, etc.

Triple J: “extraordinary”. Blahblahblah Science: “they own an aesthetic somewhere between Jungle and Portishead".

The breathe. world includes an extensive crew of collaborators and contributors from acts like Mansionair, Cloud Control, Vallis Alps, Leisure and work with mixer Stephen Sedgwick (Gorillaz, Bobby Womack) and mastering engineer Matt Colton (Arctic Monkeys, Dua Lipa).

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