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Foundry Live is this Sunday! โœจ

we’re back on over at the Foundry Project Manchester this Sunday for our next open mic! โ˜€๏ธ

we’ve already got a huge bunch of interest for it, it’s so fantastic to see so many people wanting to perform and support live music. ๐Ÿ˜Š very limited slots left, if you fancy performing give our michael webster a message! we’ve got a feature slot from the amazing Thomas Rennie!

free pint for each performer, starts up at 7pm, such a lovely atmosphere to the bar and so many supportive musicians there. so great to be able to put this on! find out more at our event Foundry Project open mic! ๐Ÿž

Breadstock wave TWO of artists! ๐Ÿž

we’ve got our SECOND wave of artists here for you, for our two-day festival Breadstock 2022 over at the Grafton Arms! โ˜€๏ธ

first off, we have our very own Olivia Browse and Anyoneโ€™s Ghost – two of our favourite artists in the entire world. we also have the fantastic David Miller of Boxes Aaron Spencer Thomas Rennie indefinite articles Tom J Johnson Music and Migson Pollock! ๐Ÿ˜Š going to be a brilliant show of how many amazing artists there are here in the North West and Manchester. ๐Ÿค˜

keep your eyes peeled for EVEN more artists to be announced.. we have so so many brill acts performing for us. it’s going to be a mega weekend in aid of foodbanks for Joseph Holt – suggested donation ยฃ3 for the charities, 27-28th May, can’t wait for this mega one. ๐Ÿž

Just The Crust 16/05/22: Aaron Spencer – Do It All Again โ˜€๏ธ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from Aaron Spencer “Do It All Again”! ๐Ÿค˜

the Liverpool-based songwriter has been hard at it lately, making waves on the Merseyside scene and expanding out to be a force to be reckoned with in the North West. โ˜€๏ธ we had him perform at one of our gigs last year, and he smashed his set – a proper talented chap!

this new tune which came out last Friday sounds absolutely boss, adding to an already super strong string of releases from himself – mixing aspects of indie-rock and singer-songwriter genres with a more mellow and relaxed atmosphere for this tune, it sounds real lovely. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

proper enjoyed the laidback and personal conversation aspect to this track, it feels proper intimate and really gives you an insight into Aaron’s lyrical style. the band behind him really open up his sound too, bringing a smoother edge to his music, and really compliments his style. ๐ŸŽถ plus, with a proper singalong chorus, we expect this one to go down a storm live! one of our favourites in Liverpool for sure.

you can find the full track over on Spotify at – well worth giving his past releases a spin too, proper talented chap. ๐Ÿ™Œ keep your eyes peeled on his page for a full music video release!

find all of our features, reviews and more on our website at ๐Ÿž

Toasted was boss on Saturday at the Grafton! ๐Ÿฅช

Strawberry Lemonade
Happy Athletic
Full Billy

we had an INCREDIBLE one down over at the Grafton Arms on Saturday for our Toasted night ๐Ÿค˜ it’s so great to see these going so well for each one, such lovely turnouts for each one.

big love to Strawberrylemonade Happy Athletic and Full Billy for coming down and performing for us – absolutely class bands, really lovely to see them and put them on a show. โ˜€๏ธ it’s well worth checking all of these guys out, fantastic tunes and performances from each of them. ๐Ÿ˜Š big love to Max for the great photos too!

we’ll be back with our next one next month – keep your eyes peeled for the info. in the meantime we’ve got our two-day festival in aid of Manchester foodbank on the 27th and 28th of May, which is gonna be insane. can’t wait for Breadstock 2022 ๐Ÿž

Local Loaf update โ˜€๏ธ

another Sunday, another update to our lovely Local Loaf playlist โ˜€๏ธ

we’ve got some fantastic additions this week, with brand new music from UNO MAS Alkalinity Samya O’Grady Ayanam Udoma Music and Ben Williams – amazing to see so much fantastic music coming out up here in the North! ๐Ÿค˜

head on over to Spotify at to find the playlist in full – loads of incredible music on it now, give it a like to keep up to date with any more additions! ๐Ÿž

Toasted is tonight at the Grafton! ๐Ÿฅช

we’re down at the Grafton Arms tonight for this mega lineup ๐Ÿค˜

it’s gonna be a boss one – we’ve got the amazing Strawberrylemonade Happy Athletic and Full Billy performing for us, some of the North West’s best up-and-coming bands, plus Full Billy dropped their debut single yesterday too. a proper banger! โ˜€๏ธ

we’ll be starting up around 7:30pm or so, it’s free entry, ยฃ3.50 pints, food served til late – going to be absolutely boss. ๐Ÿž

Our April edition of The Wrap was fantastic! โœจ

ICYMI, our latest edition of The Wrap for April is absolutely top โœจ

there’s been so many fantastic releases and we’re stoked to have been able to cover some of them here, including music from Lucy Wentworth ROSH Jack Critchlow The Sewer Cats SEARBY North BAND Joshua. and POLKER! ๐Ÿค˜

head on over to our website at to find the blog post in full – let us know what you think! ๐Ÿž

Two days til our next Toasted gig! ๐Ÿฅช

there’s only two days to go til our next band gig over at theย Grafton Arms ๐Ÿค˜

it’s gonna be a mega one this, with music from some of the North West’s finestย Strawberrylemonade Happy Athleticย andย Full Billy!ย โ˜€๏ธย these guys have been making waves on the circuit lately and we’re super stoked to be able to get them all on the bill this month.ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

come on down this Saturday 14th of May from 7:30pm onwards to catch all the action – ยฃ3.50 pints, food served til late, free entry.. gonna be belting!ย ๐Ÿž

Breadstock 2022! โ˜€๏ธ

we’re absolutely STOKED to be able to announce this one at the end of the month. โค๏ธ on the Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of May, we’ll be over at our favourite place the Grafton Arms for our 2022 edition of our mini-festival “Breadstock”! ๐Ÿค˜

we have a HUGE lineup sorted for this, with over 20 acts performing for us – including headline slots from Harrison Rimmer Tommy Cei The Distance The Colliers Scatterchild Tragicomics and plenty plenty more! โ˜€๏ธ

for this, we’ll be raising money for Manchester foodbanks in association with Joseph Holt – charities that are providing fantastic work for those most in need. you can find out more about it all on their website at – it’s free entry, but we have a suggested donation of ยฃ3 to help out these charities doing essential work for their communities. ๐Ÿ˜Š

we’ll announce a full lineup very soon, it’s super exciting and we’ve got some of our favourite local acts performing for us – going to be absolutely fantastic. ๐Ÿ‘Š find out more at our Facebook event Breadstock 2022! ๐Ÿž

Fantastic for our first one at The Foundry Project! ๐Ÿ˜Š

we had an incredible one for our first open mic over at Foundry Project Manchester on Sunday! โ˜€๏ธ

big love to everyone that came down, we had so many fantastic musicians doing their thing – around 14 in total, and our feature artist Ayanam Udoma Music was incredible as always! brilliant to see! ๐Ÿ‘Š

we’ll be back in a fortnight, on the Sunday 22nd May – we’ve already got a real bunch of interest for it, if you’re keen, drop our very own michael webster a message. free drink for each performer in such a lovely bar! find out more at our event Foundry Project open mic!๐Ÿž

๐Ÿ“ธ: Max Macmillan (pictured: michael webster Ayanam Udoma Music Dr Fabola Thomas Rennie and Tom J Johnson Music)