every act absolutely smashed their sets, big love to Paul ShepherdGrace Kelly and indefinite articles for supporting, it was a lovely gig with so much talent. we love putting these on and all of them are always so boss!
a big thank you to everyone who came down – we’ll be back next month with even more so keep your eyes peeled on it all! you can find all of our upcoming events on our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk/events/
our feature for Just The Crust today is the brand new single from Wednesday’s Child “I Want You To Want Me”!
we’ve covering the London-based outfit’s releases in the past, having put out a fantastic self-titled EP last year and we love their sound, encompassing a variety of genres to really put a stamp on their own sound. we especially loved the tune “Begin Again”, so well produced and put together with so many sounds in there, gorgeous harmonies and the such.
this new single only furthers upon their sound, showing such progress in their creativity – starting out with such a smooth and calming melody line on the guitar, and flowing seamlessly through to the verse. we love the lyricism here, conjuring up such vivid imagery and being so honest. suddenly it blows up into a chaotic canvas of the chorus; a complete contrast to the calm nature of the verse. so well done, it’s a brilliant change-up and really commands the attention of the listener! the build of the bridge too also, it’s so energetic and culminates in such a huge outro.
today’s the day! we’re down at The Peer Hat for one of our biggest gigs yet, hosting Hit Like a Girl for their Manchester date of their UK tour
it’s going to be unreal – we’ve got support from the incredible WYRES and Snake Parade too, huge talent here in the Manchester scene. we’re proper honoured to be able to put this on, we’ll miss I Feel Fine but sadly they had to drop out due to covid!
we’ve been looking forward to this one for a long time now and it’s finally here! with support from Paul ShepherdGrace Kelly and indefinite articles, it’s bound to be a special one. an incredible lineup with such great talent from the Manchester scene!
come on down from 7:30pm tonight to catch it all – with award winning beers on draught, food served til late, free entry and great live music.. it’s gonna be a belter! find out more at our event Bread Records Present: Tommy Cei Trio + Supports
our very own Olivia Browse is only 400 streams from 10k on Red Stripe
we can’t believe one single has almost got 10,000 plays on Spotify… it’s surreal to see. a testament to Liv’s commitment and determination for her music. the effort and passion she has for her songs is so inspiring
we’re absolutely STOKED to bring you our next Toasted gig over at the Grafton Arms
this one’s gonna be huge with sets from the amazing talents of STRAY WEATHER HWY and BARDS – some of the North’s best up-and-coming talent on the alternative rock scene! these guys are all bloody unreal, just goes to show how amazing music up here. definitely not one to miss out!
come on down on the Saturday 9th of July to catch all the action – at one of our favourite venues, cheap bevs, food served til late, great music, free entry… it’s gonna go off. find out more at our event TOASTED: Stray Weather / HWY / BARDS
just a lil post today to remind you all about all of the features and reviews over on our website – it’s not all just gigs (even though looking through our calendar it looks like it!)
we’ve got so many lovely regular features, we’re planning to update a few of them over the new few weeks and make them even cooler. there’s over TWO YEARS of posts on our website now, today marks our 784th day of posting in a row.. madness but so much so have a gander at.
you can find it all over on our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk – there’s a whole bunch of stuff to sink your teeth into. so many incredible releases from up North, we love writing about them all!
Sheffield’s very own ROSH has put out another incredible single, “Mending Season”! We’ve featured their music in the past on our The Wrap feature and we were so blown away by this one, we decided to do a lil one-off review for them.
Following the release of their previous single “This Is What You Asked For“, a politically-charged delicate and intricate tune pertaining to the fight for inequality and wealth distribution, they’ve returned with another fantastic single here which only shows how much of a force they’re to be reckoned with. 🤘 maintaining their signature sound, mixing elements of jazz and rock into an acoustic folk setting which creates a truly unique sound that is not only easy to listen to, but thought-provoking and melodic through the whole journey of the songs.
“Mending Season” starts with a soft melody played on ROSH’s acoustic guitar, and as it sweeps into the verse the drums calmly crash in and ROSH’s vocal falsetto sears above the track, almost like a wave flowing into the shore. You can really feel the emotion and intricacy put into this track, each element seems like it’s been placed with such care to ensure the atmosphere of the track is just right. 🌊 throughout the track, it builds and builds – yet so calmly, with violins and strings emerging to really pinpoint and solidify the melody of the song – as it travels to the final chorus, it’s almost a contained chaos, with so much going on in the soundscape of the track, but with every instrument working perfectly in tangent with one another to create something that is truly beautiful.
The lyrics are written about the pandemic – the sense of waiting, the uncertainty of the times in which we all experienced – the anxiety and stress that came with waiting upon every single announcement that was put out by the government and the discomfort of a complete shift in the balance of everyday life. ROSH says on Bandcamp that “It’s about the collective wound we have all suffered during this pandemic, where some have suffered more than most, but where we all have lost something. I was thinking of all the people I hadn’t seen in months who were hurting, and considering what it would take for all of us to collectively heal from the experience.” With lyrics such as “Cast as mutes in another fight, the subtle rite, even numbers can’t sanctify“; you can really see the quality of songwriting shining through here, not only are the lyrics a beautiful interpretation of such a strange time, but to still maintain vocal melodies of this calibre really puts ROSH as one to keep an eye out for here. 😊
Not only this, but the b-side to the single, a song called “Fated“; is truly a gorgeous tune in its own right! Continuing almost seamlessly from the a-side, it retains both the intimacy, delicate melodies and soft ambience of the previous track. We absolutely adore the songwriting here, it’s a discussion upon the fate of civilization – so eloquently put, and as we said before, melodically superb. There’s always something for us about songs that take deep questions and philosophical ideas and give the writer’s thoughts upon them. Well worth listening to both of these tracks! 🙌
you can find the full single on all streaming platforms (Spotify / Apple Music) and on Bandcamp as pay as you feel, also there’s a full music video for it over on YouTube. It’s definitely worth keeping an eye out for this artist; with an album on the way, we’re sure they’re destined for great things. 🍞