ALBUM: Save Your Breath – There Used To Be A Place For Us

Release Date: October 8th, 2013
Label: Animal Style Records
Website: None available


Continuing the rampant and continuous influx of record deliverances, Save Your Breath have become the newest band to add another 2013 pop-punk LP to the record books. ‘There Used To Be A Place For Us’ proves to be a pop-punk record that simply leaves the listener with very little to talk about. Though the LP certainly offers a body of material that is listenable to an extent, it suffers from dropping into the fatal hands of banality.

‘There Used To Be A Place For Us’, kicks off with a burst of catchy hooks and ear-friendly fills in the shape of tracks ‘Lessons’ and ‘Whole’. This makes for a light opening, drawing in the listener for a brief period of easy listening. However, Save Your Breath‘s sophomore effort begins to prove to be nothing more than a standard pop-punk record that borders on the line of tiresome in areas. Tracks such as ‘Skins And Bones’ attempt to sharpen and diversify the LP with a melodic sentimental approach, but to no effective result.

Tracks such as ‘Skins And Bones’ attempt to broaden the bones of ‘There Used To Be A Place For Us’ suffer from a hash of formula regurgitation which grinds out simply listenable pieces of material. Save Your Breath offer a hash of material which, frankly, fails to offer anything substantial or memorable in the long run.

Though this LP may fail in areas of significance, such as memorable pieces of material and effective musical substance as a whole, Save Your Breath certainly have a calibre for this genre. Stepping back and looking at the bigger picture, this LP is not unlistenable, it’s just not a consistent leisure experience for this genre. It certainly isn’t on par with ‘Enema Of State’ (Blink-182) or ‘Deja Entendu’ (Brand New). However, Save Your Breath certainly manage to put on a vast array of musical notability in the shape of well receiving hooks and rhythmic drum fills.

All in all, the band offer a record that is quite simply listenable in the end. ‘There Used To Be A Place For Us’ offers a substantial ineffectiveness as a body of work. However, Save Your Breath‘s calibre as a band of the pop-punk genre is kept in tact with continuous, yet eventually tiresome, hooks and rhythm. Realistically, this LP may leave the listener with little to say on the basis of significant musicality, but they may still leave a place open for the band in the future.

Written by Calv Robinson