our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the debut single from Manchester-based alternative rockers HWY “Come Up”!
exploding onto the scene with this debut release, they’ve really started out on a high! blending elements of punk, grunge, and alternative rock, they’ve really created a gorgeous and unique sound for themselves. it’s a must-listen for any heavier fans out there, but we reckon it’ll suit fans of any genre!
with gorgeous guitar picking throughout the track, hard-hitting and driving drumbeats, and then a lovely lead vocal that moulds the track together so well and really paints a picture with the lyricism, it’s a fantastic tune. when the chorus comes in, it really ignites the power of the track, opening up to a huge sound. the breakdown of the track is super lush too, mellowing out the track into a final eruption of their metal and alternative rock influence, dropping seamlessly into double time and really throwing the tune into overdrive. absolutely fantastic stuff from these chaps!
we’re super glad to announce a brand new release on the label, “3310 & A Pterosaur” from our newest addition to our roster Narwhals!
Narwhals have been on our radar for a while now, their debut album “Two Dark Windows” from 2018 is a brilliant piece of writing, with a gorgeous soundscape behind it from the band and fantastic vocals from frontman Jacob. taking influence from bands such as The National, Frightened Rabbit and the lo-fi indie and alternative scene, they’re a great fit to the label and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.
the new single will be released on the Friday 11th of February – we’re so stoked for you guys to hear this, it’s sounding absolutely brilliant – we’ll get pre-save links and the such for you soon! in the meantime, head on over to their Bandcamp at https://narwhalsuk.bandcamp.com/releases to find their debut album in full!
our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single “Insomnia” by thesafe.band
we’ve known about these guys for a while now, having heard a few demos and we love their indie-rock alternative vibe, with influences from alt rock and punk bands across the board! they’ve spent the last six months recording this and we can’t wait to hear the full thing.
since the end of the last lockdowns, they’ve been gigging across North Manchester and have been honing their craft – they’ve just recently done a gig over at Retro – 78 Sackville Street as well here in Manchester. well worth checking out next time they’re about!
the new single “Insomnia” drops on New Year’s Eve (this Friday!) so make sure you head on over to their Facebook page and give em a like to be the first to hear it! sounds great so far and we’re looking to catching it in full!
our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from Suave Martyrs “Leonine Lover”!
the Manchester-based outfit have put out a strong repertoire of singles over the past few years and this new tune shows just exactly what they can do with crunchy guitar riffs, huge drums and psychedelic vocals, “Leonine Lover” hits hard and is destined to leave you grooving.
absolutely lovely stuff from the band, sounding brilliant and really showing what the Manchester scene can do with influences pulled from a mass range of artists, but really making the sound their own plus we love that bridge breakdown and the lil guitar riffs leading into a huge explosion of sound with a fantastic guitar solo to round it off
we’ve got our next edition of The Wrap for you all! 🙌 November has been an incredible month for music, with so many fantastic releases and gigs going on. here’s a little bit of what’s been happening! check out our in-depth reviews below ⬇️
Liverpool-based songwriter LARO is back with a brand new single “Empty Words”! With gorgeous piano melodies, and synth-pop production reminiscent of artists like Lapsley and Lorde, it’s a remarkable tune that sounds so lovely. Gorgeous vocals and harmonies throughout, it’s a relatable love story that you can tell really comes from the soul. Well worth a listen! 🙌 [SPOTIFY]
Manchester lads JCK have just released their newest single “Right By Your Side”! We loved their single “Stranger To Call” last year and this shows that they’ve only gone from strength to strength. 🤘 Mixing rap, indie and alternative vibes they’ve got a real groove going on throughout the track, destined to keep you dancing and jumping about to the song all month. Such a great, feel-good tune and definitely ones to watch, with a class music video as well. 🙌 [SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE]
Manchester’s Luna Marble have just released their debut single “Running”! With fiery guitar riffs, and explosive drum patterns, the song opens with such a powerful energy and suddenly the lead vocal rips right through it, creating a fantastic atmosphere right from the get-go. We absolutely love the strength of the chorus, so huge – the band sounds SO tight and we’re amazed that this is just the debut single. Definitely ones to watch for the future!! Plus, that guitar solo is heavenly 🙌 [SPOTIFY]
Another super beautiful release “Silver” from Lea Willms following the lead single a few months ago, “Bittersweet”! With gorgeous guitarwork, soft and delicate melodies and beautiful soundscaping, it sounds absolutely incredible. Lea’s vocal is sublime throughout the EP and really gives it a unique and soulful folky sound. Big shout to Sloe Flower Studio for recording this so well, so much great work coming from them. Well worth a listen, for fans of Laura Marling, Beabadoobee and Waxahatchee! [SPOTIFY]
Psych-rockers Mort Jardin have just released their brand new album “Mort Noir”! With dark, grungy riffs, walls of sound and distortion, and echos of delay and reverb it sounds fantastic. 😎 One for all the rockers out there, with some great production and dark, melancholy atmospheres. Another great release from them! Well worth checking out “Evidence”, one of our faves! [SPOTIFY]
Gorgeous and soulful release from Sola – “Thinline” sounds absolutely fantastic. With such a great groove to the track, lovely production and amazing lyricism, we’re blown away by how this sounds. The contrast in mood from the verse to the chorus is defining of the track, and the lyrics in the chorus are fantastic. Well worth a watch of the music video too – can’t wait to see more from Sola! [SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE]
Square Wild have just released their brand new EP “The Tree-P” over on Bandcamp! Sounding fantastic, really translating their live sound to a studio setting – we’ve caught them live a good few times and they’re super class. Well worth catching them at a gig, and this EP is chock-full of powerful vocals, gorgeous guitar riffs and intense breakdowns. Well worth adding to your Bandcamp collections! [BANDCAMP]
Warrington indie-dreamboats are back after the success of their latest single “I Think I’m Fallin'”, with a cover of “Meet Me at Our Spot”! Sounding absolutely gorgeous, with beautiful vocal harmonies and such a tight groove throughout the track from the bass and drums, it flows seamlessly through the whole song – really worth a listen, such a great take on the tune! We’d love to see more of these covers from them! 😊 [SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE]
This is only a little amount of the amazing songs that have been released over the past month, really showing that the North has so so much talent ☀️ it’s great to be able to bring you all these, one of our favourite features!
Make sure you head on down to open mics, gigs, support local music and arts and keep your scenes going! 😊 all music, videos and images remain copyright of their respective owners. 🍞
our feature for this week’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from Green Wire “T-Shirt and Jeans” out this coming Friday!
the indie-rock outfit have been on the Manchester scene for a while now, and after the release of their fantastic debut single “Looking Back” they’re back with another banger
blending indie-rock with a classic Manchester sound, the tune is chock-full of lovely guitar tones, upbeat rhythmic elements and down-to-earth songwriting and lyricism, the lads have done it again to make a fantastic feel-good tune. fantastic stuff from them!
our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from The Brambles – “Dead King II”! ☀️
following on from the success of their first two singles, The Brambles are back with another single filled with the usual flair and groove that we’re accustomed to with their music. 😊 fantastic vocals throughout, brilliant use of the sample, and a backbeat of drums and bass that drive the track throughout – it’s a fantastic tune well worthy of a listen! 🤘
blending jazz, funk and other influences, The Brambles are definitely ones to keep an eye on – we were huge fans of their earlier singles and this new one has only seen them going from strength to strength! 🙌 head on over to their Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/artist/1D0LXeGgHcgHpRH7HphBrL to find all their tunes!
our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the latest single from Cottons “Breathe”!
we had these guys on a few years ago down at The Old Abbey Taphouse for a headline gig and it’s been absolutely amazing to see them going from strength to strength and evolving their sound, a real class indie-rock band here in Manchester.
their latest tune here has been out for a little while now, but they’ve just released this music video for it and we definitely recommend checking it out – the song itself is super as well, starting out nice and relaxed, building up and up throughout til it explodes into a wall of sound at the end absolutely fantastic vocals here, the songwriting gives you a fantastic story and message that they’re trying to convey and the band sounds so tight together. amazing stuff!
head on over to YouTube at https://youtu.be/5cpiIDL27-c to find the video in full, or alternatively you can stream the tune on all streaming platforms. give it a whirl and add it to your playlists! can’t wait to see what these guys have got for us next!
our feature for this week’s Just The Crust is the brand new tune from the North East’s Leopard Rays
their latest song, “Carried Away” is yet another strong single from the indie rock outfit. with lovely guitar licks throughout, driving drums and basslines, matched with a fantastic vocal and quality songwriting, the tune really echoes working class indie tunes of the 2000s it’s a no-nonsense banger that you can belt out at the top of your voice at a gig!
we love the build up to that huge outro chorus, dropping away and building up and up until the finale of the track – absolutely fantastic from these chaps! definitely worth checking the rest of their singles out as well, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for them!
our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new EP from The Battery Farm
self-proclaimed “gutter punks” of Manchester, The Battery Farm have been tearing up stages for a few years now, with their energetic sets, driving tunes and formidable stage presence – they’re absolutely amazing live, every time we’ve caught them we’ve been blown away
the new EP features some of their previous singles this year, such as “Roy Keane Isn’t Real” and “When The Whip Goes Crack” – they toe the line between serious and having a laugh so well with huge, anthemic choruses and melodic and grungy build ups, these are definitely ones to watch on the Manchester scene.
one of our favourites off the new EP is “I’ve Never Been To Gorton” – a proper tongue-in-cheek tune about the different areas of Manchester, with lovely guitar melodies throughout and huge choruses lead singer Ben’s vocal sounds great on this too, showing his prowess as a vocalist – well worth a listen
head on over to Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/album/6jIL2W5c4AUeF83jVpZB4H to find the EP in full – it’s a proper lovely listen with some beautiful interlude tracks to really make it stand out as a full release! you can also find their music videos on their YouTube as well, “Roy Keane Isn’t Real” is a reyt good watch looking forward to seeing where these guys go next!
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