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Old Salts - Single Review: Take a Breather

27 Jan 2022 // A review by Ben Ruegg

Old Salts are an alternative rock band that are set to leave listeners buzzed with the release of their debut single Take a Breather.

Citing influences as Primus and Them Crooked Vultures, you can definitely hear this in the way the song, not only sounds but how it is written and arranged. It is raw. It is real.

Starting with a driving bass line before the main riff locks in with the verse about different styles of drinks. Old Salts mention this "Pairs well with rum, soda water and a slice of lime."

There is space in the song where it's needed. You also get the atmospheric moments coming through that help give the song a full sense of movement, especially when you get to the section where the guitars play big staccato chords, the drums with open hi-hats locked-in with bass....it would be an awesome sound and vibe live, after a couple of those rum, soda water and slice of lime drinks they mention.

For a debut single, this song is excellent. What I want to really make mention of is its organic and real sound.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )

About Old Salts

Old Salts are an alternative rock band who are set to leave an impression with the release of their debut single Take a Breather due out on 21-01-2022.
The song will be one of four singles released off their forthcoming EP Stories told by the Sea.

Take a Breather is an enthusiastic drinking song which also references taking a break so there's a lot of space for interpretation of lyrics. Take a Breather is seasoned with influences from Primus and Them Crooked Vultures and has more rawness and grit than their upcoming releases. Each of four songs on the upcoming EP fall within the parameters of alt rock, from serious to satire, moody rock ballads to angsty rock anthems. There is an assortment of goodies rich in vitamins to sustain any listeners tastes and dietary needs. Take a Breather will wet the whistle and leave you wanting more.

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Stories Told By The Sea
Year: 2022
Type: EP

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