BREATHER Their first real gig was as opening act for Deep Purple. Though the band since then has been considered a “hardrockin´ band” their first two singles revealed a more poporiented group with a great sense of melodies. The connection between American rock band such as Foo Fighters, Lit and Wheatus is natural, and in Sweden, Breather is nr. 1 in what their doing.

The album “One In A Million” released in April 2001 shows a grown-up popband with a rock´n roll attitude and twelve great songs. “Everybody can love Breather!” and “Let Breather spread their energypacked popgospel!” was some of the words from excited critics.

The story of Breather is t he story of four guys from different worlds, with different backgrounds, different opinions but with the exact right vibes for each other and their music. After been introduced by mutual friends the members of the still to come band Breather got together to consider the possibilities of making music together. A couple of days later spent rehearsing they had their first gig at a local pub in Skellefteå, a small town in the north of Sweden near the Arctic Circle. The band was hard at work – both in the studio and on stage. Demos were sent to P3 (Swedish National Radio) and the band was nominated by the station as “best unsigned band” in both -98 and -99. During this time the band toured frequently, with appearances at both music festivals and various rock clubs.

Magnus Österwall at BMG Publishing realized the potential of the band, and Breather signed their first contract in November of -98. Now followed several hard months of writing, live performances, and studio recordings with producer Kjell Nästén at Rumble Road Studio in Skellefteå.

Spring of 2000 Breather signed with “A West Side Fabrication” (Sahara Hotnights, The Wannadies, This Perfect Day, Fireside etc.), and the bands first singles “Things I Do” (released June 2000) and “Wish” (released January 2001) was both frequently aired on Swedish National Radio. The forthcoming third single “Sunday Monday Tuesday” , also taken from the album “One In A Million” will be released 14th of May 2001.

A video will be made for the same single, Breathers first.

Breather are:

Peter Wiklund – vocals

Gerhard Stenlund – drums

Jonas Lindberg – guitar

Jörgen Lindmark – bass

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WeCD 267 / MP3 / 2009