Local Loaf update! β„️

just gone and sorted another update to our lovely Local Loaf playlist today 🀘

amazing releases this week, including brand new music from Deano ALL NOW Sean Rogan Migson Pollock and SOPHIE😊 such well-crafted tunes, it’s so great to see so many great tunes coming out up North! 🌧

head on over to our Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5FnabVHuYeT9Yp2s7GjeKY to check out the playlist in full – so much talent in the playlist. give it a like to keep up to date with any new additions! 🍞

Cream of the Crop is today! πŸ₯ͺ

we’re over at The Thirsty Scholar today for our first Cream of the Crop event of 2022! 🀘

got a proper boss lineup for you guys for this one with music from Josh Oliva Chloe Slater Sam Tucker? and JCK 😊 gonna be an incredible one with some amazing talent on the scene, not one to miss out on!

come on down from 1:30pm to catch all the action – great drinks on offer, veggie/vegan food served all day and best of all free live music for you all! find out more at our event Cream of the Crop: 15th January 🍞

Brilliant stuff at our open mics this week β€οΈ

just a little appreciation post for how incredible our open mics this week at the Grafton Arms and The Lass O’Gowrie were! β˜€οΈ

so so so many fantastically talented acts came down and performed, both were so lovely and we love to see it πŸ₯° a big thank you to everyone who came. pictured are the brilliant Gideon Foster Migson Pollock Laila Romero and Ayanam Udoma Music! 🀘

back next week at the usual times, get in touch with michael webster if you want a slot – in the meantime we’ll be over at The Thirsty Scholar for our first Cream of the Crop gig tomorrow from 1:30pm! 🍞

Sold out of “A Good Winter in June” cassettes! πŸ“Ό

just a lil update to say WOW we have sold out of the Anyone’s Ghost “A Good Winter In June” cassettes! πŸ₯°

pretty crazy to see that people are buying tapes in 2022 – we also sold out of our T shirts within hours and it’s so great to see such lovely support from everyone! 🀘 we know some of you have been asking for CDs so would anyone fancy CDs or maybe even vinyl?! be great to get some gorgeous records done, but obviously they are expensive to do.. πŸ˜…

you can find all of our merch and music on our Bandcamp page over at www.breadrecords.bandcamp.com – still got a few items left in stock! 🍞

All of our features and more! πŸ€˜

remember you can find all of our features, reviews, interviews and the such here on our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk! 😎

we’ve got so much stuff on there now, such a lovely collection of North West music – plus we post all our gigs, music, merch and more there too! 🀘

plenty of stuff going on at the moment and we’ve got a bunch of fantastic things coming up too.. watch this space! 🍞

Our first gig of the year at The Grafton Arms with headliner Tay Temple πŸ€˜

we’re absolutely made up to be announcing the first of our monthly gigs over at the Grafton Arms! β˜€οΈ

for our first one this January we’ve got a headline set from the incredible Tay Temple – a real talent on the Manchester scene who’s been making waves over the last year with the release of her debut EP “Painfully Aware” and playing shows to packed out audiences. so great to have her on! 🌹

we’ve got a stellar support lineup too, with our very own Olivia Browse performing, plus the brilliant Nina Ettridge and Evie Moran! starts at 7:30pm on the Saturday 29th January, it’s free entry in one of our favourite up and coming venues in Manchester! 🍞

find out the full details at our event on Facebook at Bread Records Present: Tay Temple + Supports πŸ₯°

Just The Crust 10/01/22: Bonfire Tide – Elskan πŸ΅

today’s Just The Crust feature is the brand new single from Bonfire Tide “Elskan”! β˜€οΈ

returning after the success of their debut single, they’ve done a fantastic debut gig, had radio and playlists play their tunes, and now they’ve got another great tune under their belt. 😊

with a gorgeous and soulful piano line, fantastic vocals comparable to the likes of The National and Bon Iver, the track sounds absolutely dreamy. sounding absolutely perfect for a rainy and calm day, or when you’re in the mood to unwind and relax πŸ₯° the vocal harmonies throughout really bring the track to life, and the calming yet intricate instrumentation really shows the high calibre of musicianship throughout the band.

they’ve really set the bar with this release, only their second single yet it has all the qualities of a band who have been together for a long time – sounding so fantastic! 🏡 head on over to their Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/artist/36VXZhpyAWDKjVHnywV2UK to find the track in full, or go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hv8SedOObk to check out the music video!

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

Local Loaf update πŸ€˜

another Sunday, another update to our Local Loaf playlist 🀘

some fantastic releases as of late, including brand new music from Hayden J Barlow Craig Lee and the Humblebees Kerry Feeney Music Kid Conventional and Sarah J Music β˜€οΈ amazing stuff and so great to see so much boss music in the North!

head on over to our Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5FnabVHuYeT9Yp2s7GjeKY to find the playlist in full – give it a like to keep up to date with all the latest updates! 🍞

Only a week to go until Cream of the Crop! πŸ₯ͺ

only a week left to go until our first gig of 2022 over at The Thirsty Scholar – our lovely monthly songwriter event “Cream of the Crop”! πŸ€˜

we’ve got a stellar lineup for you, withΒ JCKΒ Chloe Slater Josh Oliva andΒ Sam Tucker?😊 some amazing artists are going to be gracing the stage for us and we really can’t wait for this one.

come on down from 1:30pm to catch all the action – quality pints on offer, veggie + vegan food served all day and in one of Manchester’s best independent venuesΒ β˜€οΈΒ find out more at our eventΒ Cream of the Crop: 15th January! 🍞

The Wrap: December 2021 β„️

here’s our December edition of The Wrap 🀘 so much amazing music coming out lately and we’ve put together a lil list of some fantastic ones released last month! this is easily one of our favourite features, we’ve covered so many incredible tunes and it’s a pleasure be to able to bring them to you. 😊 check out our reviews below!


Liverpool-based Gen and the Degenerates are back with yet another class single – following their previous releases, they’ve put out a new tune “Wild Thing“! 🀘 a huge anthemic song celebrating difference and diversity, with lovely riffs, massive drumbeats and fantastic vocals from Gen. We love the breakdown, really building up to that final chorus that just explodes into the catchy lyricism we’ve seen throughout each of their singles. Yet another incredible release, we can’t wait to see what 2022 holds in store for these guys! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)


Sheffield-based songwriter Daz Cadwallander has been on our radar for a while now and we were amazed by his last release “On My Mind” – and he’s returned with an introspective and lovely single “When I’m“. β˜€οΈ with heartfelt and personal lyricism, great vocals throughout and a lush atmosphere to the track, it’s a great listen and really shows off his songwriting ability. For fans of The Verve, Seahorses and old school 1990’s indie vibes – looking forward to see what he’s got for us next! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)


One of our favourite songwriters on the Manchester scene, David Gorman has released a brand new tune “La Mort“! We’ve caught him performing a good few times in the past few years and he never fails to impress. We loved his 2019 release “Curses” (actually one of the first tracks on our Local Loaf playlist!) and this song only continues to show off his fantastic vocal ability, lovely songwriting style with such great storytelling, and the production on this is so lovely, with so many different instruments coming together to create such a great soundscape. 🏡 The harmonies throughout this are gorgeous, and really compliment David’s main vocal that really commanders the track and draws the attention to the imagery conjured throughout the song. Hoping to see more from him soon! (SPOTIFY / BANDCAMP)


Post-punk indie rockers Gdansk81 have returned with a brand new EP, “Star Of The Sea“! We had them perform for us back in 2019 over at The Old Abbey Taphouse and they played a fantastic set, performing songs from their first album which had some brilliant tunes on it – with driving riffs, a great connection between the band members and fantastic songwriting. 🀘 They’ve continued this through their new EP, with walls of sound and down-to-earth lyricism, we’re blown away with how great it sounds. Well worth the listen! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE / BANDCAMP)


Liverpool-based creative AnnieMUSIC has returned with a brand new single, “Tomorrow / Pedal“! Blending electronic atmospheres with distorted guitars, lovely vocals and subtle yet lovely lead riffs, it sounds super gorgeous. Reminiscent of artists such as Angel Olsen and Sharen Van Etten, there’s a real shine to these tracks and they sound absolutely fantastic. β˜€οΈ even better in that it’s a double single, getting even more music from the release and the b-side “Pedal” has a gorgeous groove to it, with an almost industrial soundscape – we’d love to vibe to this tune in a music venue! Huge. Can’t wait to hear more! (SPOTIFY)


We’ve featured the fantastic Liverpool-based alternative rock outfit RIVIA in the past, with brilliant singles already under their belt – and this new tune “Wasted” sounds brilliant. With a luscious groove to the track, and fantastic vocals, suddenly opening up to a huge and explosive chorus, it’s really set them apart as ones to watch for 2022. πŸ™Œ the breakdown is beautiful too, calming down to a mellow yet powerful atmosphere that really allows the final chorus to erupt into its full ferocity. Fantastic tune! Keep your eyes out for these guys this year. (SPOTIFY)


Another Liverpool-based artist, Torture and The Desert Spiders have been tearing it up across Merseyside over the past year or so – and they’ve just released a lovely acoustic album composed of 27 tracks! 😊 with such personal and retrospective lyricism, the songwriting on this album is absolutely fantastic – a really lovely unique style that really entices the listener in. It’s an album that you can really get lost in, with lovely vocals, minimalistic and mellow atmospheres throughout the full tracklist; sounding absolutely gorgeous and a really great collection of expertly-written tracks. Well worth checking out! (BANDCAMP)


Our final release here is actually a Christmas song from one of our favourite artists, YNES with “It’s Christmas (I Miss Ya)”! Continuing with that unique britpop/punk style we’ve seen throughout their releases, it’s got a lovely and mellow atmosphere to it with the lo-fi feel to it. The lyricism here is super personal, feeling almost effortless in the delivery and really shows off how unique and talented YNES’ creativity is. ❄️ we’re not usual fans of Christmas songs, but this might have just changed our minds! Sounding brilliant, if you’ve not heard this yet it’s definitely worth a listen. (BANDCAMP)


There’s been so many incredible releases over the past month and it’s such an honour to be able to write up about some of our favourites – brilliant to see such a rich music scene at the moment. 🀘 we can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store for us all!

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. 🍞