Review: ROSH – Mending Season โ˜€๏ธ

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. ๐Ÿค˜ 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. ๐ŸŒŠ 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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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! ๐Ÿ™Œ

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. ๐Ÿž

Just The Crust 15/11/21: The Brambles – Dead King II โ˜€๏ธ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from The Brambles – “Dead King II”! โ˜€๏ธ

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. ๐Ÿ˜Š 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! ๐Ÿค˜

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! ๐Ÿ™Œ head on over to their Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/artist/1D0LXeGgHcgHpRH7HphBrL to find all their tunes!

plus, they’ve got an upcoming gig at Manchester Academy on the 27th of November which sounds absolutely boss. head on over to https://www.fatsoma.com/r/508fe232-db80-4a2e-b37d-e4b612b35027/e/hvpc1u0h to get your tickets now! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

find all of our reviews, features, music and more over on our website at http://www.breadrecords.co.uk! ๐Ÿž

Just The Crust 12/07/21: Minerva Daisy – Euphoria โ˜€๏ธ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the fantastic new single from Minervadaisy “Euphoria”! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Minerva is a Manchester-based songwriter and pianist who we’ve had play for us plenty of times now and she always blows us away with her heart-warming vocals, intricate piano melodies and amazing talent! ๐Ÿค˜ she’s even playing our first event back Cream of the Crop: THE RETURN! on the Sat 7th August which will be top!

“Euphoria” follows on from Minerva’s last single and only proves her worth and talent as an artist even more โ˜€๏ธ it’s an uplifting ballad accompanied by beautiful piano lines and beautiful vocals – a lovely romantic tune that is perfect for a rainy day like today!

you can find it over on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/track/7KASZ17I6HJhoLueiLx3Vv – drop her a follow, check out her other tunes (they’re great!!) and add the new tune to one of your playlists ๐Ÿช

find all of our features, events and music here on our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk ๐Ÿž

Just The Crust 15/03/21: COLORFUL CRIMES – Waltzer โ˜€๏ธ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the amazing brand new single from Colorful Crimes – ‘Waltzer’! โœŠ

blending a vast variety of genres to make something truly unique – Colorful Crimes brings you a lovely musical experience on their own terms. ‘Waltzer’ gives us those serious summer vibes, as if you’re out there on the beach having a nice little barbeque, in the sun, hanging with your friends.. what an escape from lockdown! ๐Ÿท

definitely worth heading over to Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/album/6hld9c7nStTLwCUDHxbMij to check the full track – there’s also two previous singles that sound fantastic as well!! we can’t wait to see this all live, and to see what’s in store in the future! โ˜€๏ธ

go and drop some support on their Facebook page over at Colorful Crimes, and so you’re first in line to see any updates!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

find all of our features here on our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk/features/ ๐Ÿž

War Stripes / County Rats / Sub Cultures 24/01!

weโ€™re down at Fuel Cafe Bar tonight with War Stripes County Rats and Sub Cultures โšก๏ธ

weโ€™ve been waiting for this gig for a while and itโ€™s finally here, itโ€™s such a top lineup – weโ€™re so happy to be putting these great bands on! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

come on down from 8pm – War Stripes / County Rats / Sub Cultures – only ยฃ3 entry, you can get last minute tix here: skiddle.com/e/13720961 or pay on the door! ๐Ÿž

County Rats at Fuel Cafe Bar 24/01!

this coming Friday weโ€™ll be down at Fuel Cafe Bar with County Rats โšก๏ธ

we canโ€™t wait to catch them performing, theyโ€™re a top indie jazzy influenced band who sound great! you can find their music on Soundcloud at soundcloud.com/countyrats ๐Ÿ™ƒ

come on down to War Stripes / County Rats / Sub Cultures from 8pm to catch them alongside War Stripes and Sub Cultures – only ยฃ3 entry! You can find tix here: skiddle.com/e/13720961 ๐Ÿž

Pomona XV at Fuel Cafe Bar!

this Friday down at Fuel Cafe Bar weโ€™ll have the fantastic Pomona XV performing for us as part of The Birthmarks // Great Silkie // Pomona XV with Flatland Recordings FLR ๐ŸŽธ

you can check them out on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Awaosy7oFXPqv4rxVGNnf โœŠ

come on down from 8pm to catch them and a whole bunch of other great artists doing their thing ๐Ÿž