Grain Radio: Episode 21! β˜€οΈ

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We’re back with our twenty-first episode of Grain Radio 🀘

So many fantastic releases out lately, this one was an absolute dream to make up with so many talented artists on this episode. 😎 maybe a little late but we’ve been so busy with live stuff as of late!

Check it out on the audio above, or head over to our YouTube at https://youtu.be/yMLe58KPXpc (video embed at bottom!) πŸ™Œ

A big shout to each of the artists for letting us use their music for this – featuring music from:


Just The Crust 22/11/21: The Be Positives – Everything About β˜€οΈ

our feature for this week’s Just The Crust is the brand new album from The Be Positives “Everything About”! 🀘

blending 70’s folk nostalgia with modern indie-rock influences, The Be Positives have created a lovely feel-good record that sounds absolutely boss. πŸ™Œ with a full listing of 11 tracks, it’s a brilliant introduction for listeners to the band – well worth listening to. 😊

we’re loving the guitar riffs throughout, and plenty of gorgeous harmonies for you to feast your ears upon – topped with lovely songwriting that really creates great imagery and allows the listener to really connect with each of the songs! 😎

our quick recommendations are “I Just Want To See Her”, a fast-paced almost punky number; “Dead & Gone” a calming, melodic tune that builds and builds, great use of feedback and instrumentation.. class stuff, but we recommend listening to it all in full πŸ₯° for fans of Neil Young, The Charlatans, and Laura Marling!

head on over to Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/album/6GWiCbav2kgATiWvmrwwd4 to check the album in full – it’s well worth a listen. absolutely fantastic stuff from the band! 🀠

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

Local Loaf update β˜€οΈ

back again today with another update to our fantastic Local Loaf playlist πŸ™Œ

so much amazing music coming out lately, and we’re stoked to be able to add a few to the playlist β˜€οΈ including brand new music from WeatheredMan Music Murmurs Luna Marble Days Are Done and RATS – absolutely brilliant stuff, well worth checking out this week πŸ₯°

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 it all! 😊 we’ve just hit 530 songs lmao. so much amazing music in one lil playlist! 🍞

We’re always looking for new music! β˜€οΈ

just a quick one today to say that we’re always looking for brand new music to put on our features, such as our weekly Just The Crust, our Spotify playlist Local Loaf and plenty more – head on over to www.breadrecords.co.uk/features/ to check them all out! 😊

if you’ve just put music out, or have some on the way, drop us an email at michael@breadrecords.co.uk and we’ll be happy to help out with some reviews and that! 🍞

Just The Crust 15/11/21: The Brambles – Dead King II β˜€οΈ

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

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! πŸ™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! 😎

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

Check out all our features! β˜€οΈ

remember you can find all of our features, reviews and more here on our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk! β˜€οΈ

there’s PLENTY of stuff now over there, with over 20 episodes of our Grain Radio, nearly a year and a half’s worth of Just The Crust features, five editions of The Wrap… plus even more! 😊 we’re hoping to be getting more stuff going as well, plus all of our gigs and open mics and that.. gonna be boss. 🀘

head on there and check em out, you’re sure to find something you enjoy – let us know what you think! 🍞

The Wrap: October 2021 βœ¨

we’re back with our next edition of The Wrap for you all! πŸ™Œ there’s been some amazing music coming out in October and we’re stoked to be able to see it all!

it’s been absolutely fantastic to see so much brilliant music coming out as of late, and with bands and artists back gigging and putting stuff out, it’s definitely come back in force! 😊 check out our in-depth reviews below ⬇️


Chloe Jones has just released this absolutely beautiful tune – ‘New Mexico’ echoes country-esque melodies and soundscapes with some absolutely gorgeous vocals, beautiful imagery in her songwriting and harmonies reminiscent of 70’s folk artists. For sure one to check out! For fans of Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling and Angel Olsen. 🀠 Can’t wait to hear more! (SPOTIFY)


Lovely lo-fi synthpop from Firesites – we love the groove of the track, the guitars in it sound so gorgeous (we love a good vibrato!) 🎸 and that bassline just drives the track so so well. One to listen to at the end of your long day, sit back and relax with this calm and mellow tune. The trumpet solo adds so much to it as well… so well produced, and the video is perfect for the essence of the track. Keep an eye on these guys for sure! 😊 (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)


North Manchester-based alternative outfit Exist The Fall have just released their debut album “Jupiter” – beginning with a gorgeous instrumental with some beautiful guitar tones, it opens the rest of the album so well! Suddenly it’s heavy, punky, distorted, driving… it’s exactly what you want from a great alternative album. Great vocals throughout, driving basslines and drum fills, and then some fantastic riffing, this is definitely one to check out for all the heavier fans out there. 🀘 (SPOTIFY)


Manchester indie-rock band PAVΓ‰ have just put out their third single “Come Alive” – with a beautiful lead guitar riff, fantastic vocals, and the rest of the band creating such a huge sound behind them, it’s fantastic to hear! πŸ™Œ We can’t wait to hear this live, it’s one of those tracks that would just open up a crowd and ensue chaos. Can’t wait to see what’s next! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)


Wow! What an absolutely beautiful tune from Manchester-based duo Days Are Done. Harmonies all over the shop, lovely guitarwork, ambient soundscaping… it’s so lush. We heard these at an open mic or two earlier in the year and were blown away and this song is a proper testament to their talents. Well worth a listen, R&B influence, indie vibes, so gorgeous – and such a huge chorus! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)


MYOTO are back with their brand new single “two Step Sally” – and it sounds bloody great. Love the 80s influence in this with the synths and the drums, so huge – fantastic vocals throughout and the build throughout the track is super lush. 😎 the massiveness of the bridge is so great too, using all the elements at their disposal to create a fantastic track! Can’t wait to see what these guys have got for us next! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)


Another lovely release from BlackSheepLad – “Pantomime” has an eerie atmosphere to it, bringing a new level to Phil’s music that we’ve not really seen before! The vocal melodies in the chorus are great, and the track sounds fantastic. Another great tune in BlackSheepLad’s discography! (SPOTIFY)


What a release from one of our favourites, Toria Wooff! “James Edward” is a song we’re very familiar with from gigs in the past, but the essence of it is captured here so perfectly. So well produced and recorded, it really does the song justice – the groove in the second verse is beautiful and the instrumentation, with organs, dulcimers, slide guitar… brilliant, brilliant stuff. The 70’s atmosphere of the video too is spot-on for Toria too, well worth a watch. She only goes from strength to strength and simply astounds us with each release!! ❀️ (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)


This month has been absolutely fantastic for music and releases. We can’t capture them all here, else we’d be writing essays, but it’s so lush to be able to bring you all this amazing talent each month! β˜€οΈ we love this one and find so much amazing new music for it! 🀘

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. 🍞

Grain Radio: Episode 20 has been out for a week! β˜€οΈ

have you caught our latest episode of Grain Radio? β˜€οΈ

we put it out about a week and a half ago, and it’s chock-full of amazing music from local musicians 🀘 including brand new tunes from Faux Pas Scott and The Flying Kicks Jonny Jack Charlie Smith and Daz Cadwallander😎 absolutely fantastic range of tunes on this one!

head on over to our website at https://breadrecords.co.uk/2021/10/09/grain-radio-episode-20/ or over to our YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO3vFJ4HZ-UbXUF2lCuvtVA to find it all! ✊ let us know what you think! 🍞

Just The Crust 18/10/21: The Battery Farm – Dirty Den’s March of Suffering βœŠ

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 β˜€οΈ

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! πŸ™Œ you can also find their music videos on their YouTube as well, “Roy Keane Isn’t Real” is a reyt good watch πŸ˜† looking forward to seeing where these guys go next!

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

Check out all of our features! πŸ₯ͺ

have you checked out our website yet?! 😊 we’ve got SO many features over there with some of Manchester and the North’s best music included! 🀘

twenty episodes of the radio, over 500 songs on our Local Loaf playlist, over a year and a half’s worth of Just The Crust weekly features/reviews, and then even more.. there’s a whole buncha stuff! 🀘 we’ve covered so many amazing releases from local artists and we love it! πŸ₯°

you’re already on our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk so you can easily find them all – it’s an absolute pleasure to bring this all to you guys! 🍞