Every weekday, DIY’s new music know-it-all Neu brings you one essential new release to get obsessed with. Today’s Neu Pick comes from Breathe Panel.
After making a powerful introduction with the likes of ‘On My Way’ and sharing stages with the likes of The Big Moon and Honeyblood in recent times, Brighton-based four-piece Breathe Panel are back.
Combining elements of shoegaze, garage-rock and psychedelia, ‘Relax’ sees vocalist Nick Green gliding across a shimmering, jangly get direct and urgent guitar melodies with motorik drum beats. It’s a strident, soaring return from the band that pushes their lo-fi sound into anthemic territory in effortless style.
Speaking of the track, the band say: “’Relax’ is a monotonous ode to being held inside your own head with anxiety, with brief flourishes and a song title to celebrate moments of sheer joy or unexpected daily beauty”. It may be about the claustrophobia of anxiety, but here Breathe Panel are showing supreme confidence.
Listen to ‘Relax’ below.