Just The Crust 27/06/22: Wednesday’s Child – I Want You To Want Me β˜€οΈ

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. β˜€οΈ

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. πŸ‘Š 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. 🀘

it’s a brilliant tune and another one in their amazing discography – you can find the full thing over on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/artist/2fkvo28Rkha3Q98wVxneDq and it’s well worth checking out their full discography! ⚑️

find all of our features, reviews and more on our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk 🍞

So much stuff here on the website now! πŸ€˜


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 πŸ˜† (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. πŸ˜Ž 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. πŸ€˜

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! πŸž

Just The Crust 20/06/22: Nat Dempsey & the Near Strangers πŸ€˜

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from Nat Dempsey & The Near Strangers “Run and Hide”! β˜€οΈ

we’ve known Nat for a long time now, and he’s got such a fantastic discography to his name – so many great singles that sound absolutely fantastic. πŸ˜Š a proper talent here in Manchester and one to definitely watch out for, especially for his live sets!

opening with a real groove to the track, the drums and bass in perfect sync with one another – it starts with Nat on an almost deadpan vocal, suddenly opening up to a more melodic vocal line and building and building with each instrument until the chorus which is just explosive.Β πŸ’₯

his lyricism has only got better and better with each track, this song takes a real inspection upon the state of the world and the influence that different figures have and how they all seem to contradict each other, yet don’t… we love seeing the stories behind songs and their meanings and there’s so much to unpack in this one, we’ll let you figure it all out for yourself though πŸ˜†

you can find the track in full over on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/track/3tDE0L2aKbZmCJ2IfhcEiP… and on all streaming sites! give it a listen and check out his previous releases as well. πŸ‘Š

find all of our features, reviews and more on our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk πŸž

NEW: Tay Temple – Time That Mattered (Review) βœ¨

our incredible pal Tay Temple has just put out her brand new single “Time That Mattered“! β˜€οΈ Tay’s one of the most hardworking people we know and her music is a beautiful expression of her creativity and individuality, really putting everything she can into her music to convey her thoughts and feelings. her previous releases are insane, her debut EP “Painfully Aware” is a sublime collection of songs that not only sound amazing, but really put you into the world of Tay and her thought processes and experiences. it’s a lovely journey from start to finish! πŸ›€

this new single “Time That Mattered” is the first single since her EP came out last year, she’s been working super hard in the studio with her band on this and you can really hear the connection that each of these guys have with each other. each of the instruments blend perfectly together, giving each other room and space whilst simultaneously coming together to really create something that sounds so incredible. 🀘

right from the get-go, it immediately starts on an upbeat vibe with a strong and steady drumbeat, grooving bassline and Tay’s vocal right there in your face – all whilst Jordi’s guitar melodies are flowing across the sonic space giving the track a real pace to it. as it nears the chorus, the track builds so well with cymbals splashing, and drum fills that almost hesitate the flow of the track until it explodes into the chorus where Tay starts belting it out and really giving it her all. the vocal melody of the chorus is superb, and it’s definitely one that we can see being a singalong one at live gigs. β˜€οΈ

after the second chorus comes to a close, Jordi pulls out a HUGE guitar solo, really showing off his capabilities as a competent guitarist – not only does it sound absolutely massive, it’s perfectly balanced to the flow of the track and it really sits so well for the song and only compliments how fantastic this song sounds. Tay’s vocal comes back in for the bridge, and at this point she’s proper going for it, putting every emotion she felt writing the song into her voice and just showing off how far she’s come since the release of her first single. not only this, but the guitar solo is shredding it out underneath and really just creating such a brilliant space – this is one of our favourite bridges that we’ve heard for a long time, it’s the whole band performing together so well, in perfect sync, and really just putting everything they can into it to show off their talents. πŸ™Œ

you can really hear the emotion put into the lyricism, it’s a tale of pain and love – so relatable to us all, a really pure and honest outburst of feelings. this is what we love about Tay’s lyrics, there’s no holds barred, it’s always just the complete truth of how she’s felt and she turns it into a fantastic tune not only lyrically, but musically, with vocal melodies that are just on point, every time. πŸ’₯

we are ABSOLUTELY blown away by this tune. we’ve known Tay for a real long time now and this is a real testament to how much work she puts in every single day to her music – how much talent she has, and all of her band (Jordi, Jasmine and Red) syncing up perfectly well and showing off their musical capabilities. we can not wait to hear what else she has up her sleeve – it’s definitely proven that Tay’s one to watch for this year, and is on her way to big things.

you can find the full tune on all streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music and more – give her a follow on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on her live gigs and info! 🍞


Just The Crust 13/06/22: Blue Orchid Reaction – Personal Revolution β˜€οΈ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from Blue Orchid Reaction “Personal Revolution”! β˜€οΈ

we’re a big fan of these lads and they’ve been putting out continuously fantastic release after release over the past few years and this is yet another standout single from them! we even may have a lineup that they’re playing but not too much about that yet πŸ˜†

this new single sounds brilliant, they’ve stayed true to their signature sound that we’re used to – really loving the opening bassline and groove to the track, pushes it along so well and the guitar tones are super luscious. as it opens up towards the chorus the build is great, and it erupts with such intensity into the hook, brilliant to hear from these guys! β˜€οΈ

if you like what you hear you can find the single on all streaming sites, or check out the full music video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/cM4ZSMTfTbY 😊 well worth a watch, these guys are great!

find all of our features, reviews, music and more on our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk 🍞

Our May edition of The Wrap was incredible! βœ¨

in case you missed it last week, our latest edition of The Wrap for May was absolutely incredible! ✨

so many brilliant songs on this, such a great indication of the variety of talent here in the North – including music from Pizza Crunch Scott and The Flying Kicks Mort Jardin FEAR of MARKO Chris Tavener Cottons IsaacNeilson and Evie Moran! 🀘

it’s well worth checking out, you might find your new favourite artist – head on over to our website at https://breadrecords.co.uk/2022/06/03/the-wrap-may-2022/ to find it in full! 🍞

Just The Crust 06/06/22: The Horse Puppets – Let It Echo πŸ”ˆ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from The Horse Puppets “Let It Echo”! 🎢

with a fantastic roster of music under their belt already, having released plenty of singles and even a full-length album, The Horse Puppets make their return with a fantastic tune here, really solidifying their sound and cementing themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the folk/americana scene here in the North West! β˜€οΈ

a real calming song, with gorgeous melody lines on the piano and violin which beautifully accompany one another to create a lovely backdrop for the track – setting the scene for the vocal to really flow effortlessly across the space within the track. it’s a beautiful song that really delivers throughout, building through and through to a mellow and calming finale – fantastic stuff from the band here! 😊

you can find the song in full on all streaming platforms, be sure to check out their other releases as well – plus there’s a full music video over at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jey88VqFLY which is well worth checking out! πŸ™Œ

find all of our features, reviews, music and more on our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk 🍞

The Wrap: May 2022 βœ¨

here’s our May edition of The Wrap! ✨ another incredible month of releases in the North, so many fantastic tunes coming out – way too many for us to mention here! you can check out all of our lil reviews below, have a gander 🀘


Scotland’s very own indie-punks Pizza Crunch have returned with another hard-hitting single “Young Excitement“! 🀘 following on from a superb string of singles, they’ve come back with this new single that really solidifies them as ones making movements on the circuit – a fantastic guitar riff throughout the track, backed by a rhythm section that simply grooves through the flow of the track, all strung together with a lovely singalong chorus reminiscent of 80’s punk and new wave bands. The key change in the last chorus is fantastic too, really elevating the track to another level. Class from the lads! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE / BANDCAMP)


We’ve covered Warrington’s own Scott and the Flying Kicks in the past with his past releases, but he’s returned here with a completely different, brand new venture in the form of his “Street Fighter” EP! Taking a much more electronic approach to his music, there’s so many elements to this EP – giving us vibes of The Streets and even hip-hop, with rapping throughout, fantastic to see so much variety from this fella. β˜€οΈ covering lyrical topics ranging from politics, modern-day living and even parenting – this is a really well put-together EP with some brilliant use of sampling, beatmaking and lyricism. Well worth a listen! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE / BANDCAMP)


Greater Manchester post-punks Mort Jardin have returned with yet another explosive release, their brand new album “Lost Season“! Chock-full of the grungey riffs that we’re so used to from them now, this sounds so lovely – there’s a lot of melodic elements within the album that really let it soar through the tracks, but still maintaining that distortion and feedback that really signifies their sound. 😊 the songwriting on this is superb too, with imagery that induces such lovely atmospheres alongside the use of instrumentation and melodies – it’s well worth a listen, especially for anyone who has a thing for 90’s alternative and grunge. (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE / BANDCAMP)


One of our favourite and most unique artists on the Manchester scene, FEAR OF MARKO has started fresh with a brand new single “Dizzy” πŸ‘Š such a huge song, with a proper singalong chorus that we’re sure will be absolutely explosive live – and lyricism that’s so personal and intimate, the flows within the vocal too really set this apart as one to put on repeat. Really well done – you can tell that time has been put into this to really hone their craft andd make something proper special. The production too is simply sublime, mixing grunginess with hyperpop and adding in more calm and acoustic elements to it too – it’s really worth listening to this, a fantastic track. We can’t wait to hear more! Also, the music video aesthetic is absolutely perfect for the track. (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE / BANDCAMP)


One of our favourites on the Manchester scene, comedic songwriter Chris Tavener has returned with a full EP “Easy Ways To Be Happy“! Expanding out on his familiar satirical style that’s really defined his sound and made him a real force on the North West scene, he’s come back with a lovely collection of songs that sound absolutely fantastic. 🌞 There’s so much dynamic range to the tracks, ranging from singer-songwriter to more rock and roll, even with some more personal and touching tracks in there too. Well worth a listen, you’ll get a real insight into the world of Chris Tavener! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE / BANDCAMP)


Manchester indie-rockers Cottons have put out yet another fantastic tune, with a brand new single “So I’ll Call” πŸ“ž the tune sounds brilliant, they’ve gone from strength to strength with every single release, expanding out their sound and honing their craft so well. They sound so tight on this track, the electronic elements and production really add a huge amount to the track, amount to the song, and the instrumentation really works so well in tandem with each other to make this an absolutely banger. Well worth catching them, they’ve been playing festival slots and we can only imagine they’ve got so much more coming up! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC)


Singer-songwriter Isaac Neilson has come back with a brand new single “Deep As A River“! This song sounds so lovely, the flow throughout is absolutely gorgeous with the violin runs throughout, and Isaac’s vocal runs so smoothly over the course of the track and then once you hear the other vocal, it sits so well in parallel to the rest of the track. As the track runs it’s course, the build is so lovely, with the vocals getting more intense, and distorted melodies on the guitar expanding out – such well done on the production here to keep the track moving so well. 😊 Absolutely brilliant stuff here, we’ve seen him perform a few times now and he’s a proper talent here in the North. We can’t wait to hear more from him! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)


Liverpool acoustic singer-songwriter Evie Moran returns with her third single so far, “Disconnected” πŸ‘ keeping true to her ethereal, dreamy sound, this track sounds absolutely gorgeous. Her vocal flows so soothingly across the track, and the acoustic melody is proper beautiful – a really intimate insight into Evie’s music. The production on this is top notch too, just perfect for the track with the calm drumbeat and the acoustic melodies played over the top of the guitar, and her songwriting on this is fantastic too – something we’ve grown accustomed to now with her! Definitely one to watch here, a real talent over in Merseyside who we’re sure will go on to do great things! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE / BANDCAMP)


another absolutely fantastic month for music up North! so many different and diverse artists all equally fantastic in their own right – it’s class to see so many brilliant musicians doing their thing, this is what makes the scene so incredible. big shout to everyone here! we hope you’ve enjoyed this as much as we have – big love to everyone who’s checked this out. ❀️

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. 🍞

Just The Crust 30/05/22: ClichΓ© Cult – Plastic World πŸŒ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from ClichΓ© Cult “Plastic World” πŸ‘Š

we’ve been massive fans of these guys for a while now, having featured a fair bit of their music in the past and they only keep going from strength to strength with every release, showing their talent and versatility through all the tunes they put out β˜€οΈ

this new single “Plastic World” sounds absolutely top, maintaining their usual style but sounding slightly more lo-fi and relaxed – it’s got a lovely atmosphere of droney guitars and synths, the rhythm section really ties the whole track together too and keeps the groove, all whilst the main vocal commands control of the track and really lays the foundation for the story of the tune so well πŸ™Œ

what a chorus too! a massive singalong tune. we love the breakdown, and that guitar solo erupts into the track with such ferocity – absolutely stunning from the chaps. well worth a listen and we’re excited to see where the band goes from here! 😊

you can listen to the full track on all streaming sites and that, or otherwise the full music video is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q36_VajliZI – well worth checking out, the Leeds-based indie outfit have smashed it yet again. amazing to see! 🀘

find all of our features, reviews and more over on our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk ! 🍞

Just The Crust 23/05/22: Mr Matthew Fisher – The Cash β˜€οΈ

the new single from Mr. Matthew Fisher “The Cash” is the feature for our Just The Crust today! 😊

with a fantastic string of singles already behind him, Matt’s returned with a brilliant new tune which only expands on his signature sound – incorporating new elements in, but still sticking to his usual indie-rock theme! 🀘

a proper tongue-in-cheek anthem for the working class, “The Cash” discusses the financial issues that people face nowadays, with a huge singalong chorus, fantastic harmonies from his band, and a driving rhythmic element throughout, it sounds fantastic. 😎 Matthew’s vocal sounds great here, really adding to the sound of the tune – one to belt out on a summer day for sure.

you can find the full track over on all streaming platforms, including Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/artist/2JdF3MhQTFIdO2vsEWjxR1 – or you can watch the video in its full over at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roLj2f6A3sg🀘 well worth a watch!

find all of our features, reviews, music and more at www.breadrecords.co.uk 🍞