Formed in mid 2019, Ricky’s Breath are a 4 piece post-rock/shoegaze band. Originally hailing from Bathurst in Central NSW (Wiradjuri land), before they relocated to Wollongong (Dharawal land) where they’ve spent the past few years cementing themselves in the underground scene of Australian music. Drawing inspiration from the sculptors of modern shoegaze, Julie, They Are Gutting A Body Of Water, and A Country Western, Ricky’s Breath have refined their anger towards a small town that lacked support for the arts, and transformed it into drawn out soundscapes full of powerful bass lines, introspective lyricism that covers topics of existentialism, and adoration, and guitars that move easily from serene clean tones that you could have heard Duster play, to a noisy, sporadic feeling similar to what Slint may have induced.
The group are currently expanding their discography into new territory with their debut album ‘Jasper Watches Rabbits’ currently in production. A true evolution, and representation of the bands current abilities, and devotion to art, ‘Jasper Watches Rabbits’ is set to be the defining body of work with its release set for early 2024.
This studio effort comes off the back of the success of ‘Helplessness’ the band’s debut single, that they toured across Australia, where they sold out their show in Wollongong at La La La’s. A riff-heavy love song that lyrically explores multiple perspectives on mental illness within relationships, and its ability to lead a relationship to its demise. This track was aired on Triple J’s ‘Short Fast Loud’ Show. . Ricky’s Breath have worked to convey these same emotions as a galvanising part of their live performance, solidifying themselves as a staple of their scene. Their unmistakeable live energy has seen them play with bands such as The Vanns, The Empty Threats, Sex Drive, and Clamm.