we are SO HAPPY to say that Anyone’s Ghost EP “A Good Winter in June” has just passed 10k streams!
we’re so bloomin’ proud of this EP and the support you guys have shown it is simply tremendous. for a lil release on an indie label to hit this kind of level of streams is fantastic! thank you all so much for listening to it, buying our merch, and saying such lovely kind words about it all. how incredible!
here’s our second instalment of our BRAND NEW FEATURE: The Wrap 🪐 our last one in May was a proper lovely one and we’ve got EVEN more amazing music and videos here for you to check out!!
this is mostly compromised up of artists’ music that we weren’t able to cover during the last month – but nevertheless still definitely worth a shout out! 😊 so much going on now that things are reopening, a fantastic time for underground and grassroots music! 🤘
Class new tune from Pizza Crunch, “Celexa”! Love the aggressiveness of that distortion, and a lovely chorus line to go too. For fans of 90’s alternative / punk, big riffs, driving basslines and punchy drums. Boss! [Spotify] [Released by Disobedient Records]
IORA‘s new tune “Find Me” is a lovely electronic exploration into IORA’s sound. With a mesmerising video, and lush synthesisers throughout, definitely one to be blasting from your rooftops. Brilliant catchy chorus – huge vibes from this. Loving the backing vocals and harmonies too, especially in the bridge! [Spotify / YouTube]
Absolutely GORGEOUS track from Manchester-based producer, songwriter and artist SZOU. Love the entire vibe of this – a positive, uplifting pop/electronica tune with some absolutely lovely instrumentation, production and just an entire flex of SZOU’s ability for crafting music. Hugely one to watch! [Spotify] [Released by No Such Thing Records]
Found this one from a recommended video and it REALLY stood out to me. Such a lovely laid-back atmosphere to the track, with a beautiful guitar progression, and slowly building to just a fantastic jazz-inspired ballad of self-expression and focus. Perfect for accompaniment with your morning coffee 🥪 and also, the video perfectly fits the track. Fantastic stuff from Rhona Stevens! [Spotify / YouTube]
Lovely new EP from Blacksheeplad, a regular on our lil virtual open mic (fondly remembered 💔) it’s fantastic to hear all of these songs in studio format now, after hearing the progression of them live – plus, with his full band now, Phil really has been able to come into his own as an artist and expand his sound. Definitely worth a listen! [Spotify]
Lovely lovely tune from Glaswegian punks Book Klub – proper dirty, proper post-punk and proper class video accompanying the tune. Love the moody vibe of the track, and suddenly it erupts into the chorus and throws so much at you – only to drop back into reverby goodness of guitar resonance. Keep an eye out for these guys, they’re definitely gonna be packing out some dirty basement venues soon and we can not wait. 🍻 [Spotify / YouTube] [Released by Disobedient Records]
Lovely acoustic tune from Yorkshire-based songwriter Eli Rivers. A reflective song, with some lovely image-inducing songwriting and a lovely guitar line that simply adds a great flavour to the track. With a great video to go alongside it, this is essential listening for any folk and singer-songwriter fans in the North. Eli played our last virtual open mic and smashed it, too! [Spotify / YouTube]
Fantastic tune from North West-based indie outfit MCRAE! A huge tune, with massive vocals, lovely guitar tones, a simply fantastically well-crafted song that these lads will be absolutely made up with. Also, with a bloody fantastic break in it – a beautiful guitar line, with demanding and powerful lyrics, building up and up until a conclusive ending. Keep your eyes peeled for these lads, going to be making waves ✊ [Spotify / Video on FB]
Some ABSOLUTELY incredible tunes out this month, and realistically, we’ve barely even scratched the surface here. There’s so much to find, and with gigs coming back now – you’re sure that there’ll be even more on the way! Fantastic stuff. Love writing up these ones! ☀️ all music, videos and images remain copyright of their respective owners!
for our Knead To Know feature today, we’ve got the absolutely incredible Mad Fox studio! they’ve been super busy lately, producing and recording some incredible music over there – including releases from Minervadaisy MILLICENT Kestrel Palace and Supera Morza
Tayte started this studio to provide not only a recording space for bands and artists – but to try and give them a platform for their music to not only be heard but evolve and develop. The work he has been doing on production is absolutely incredible, and the studio has only gone from strength to strength over the last year! They’ve been seeing radio play from not only BBC Music Introducing but also XS Manchester Amazing Radio and getting on some huge Spotify editorial playlists.
he’s even expanded out to having two main studios now, allowing up and coming producers and engineers to come in and rent the rooms for their own recording projects – absolutely incredible stuff. there’s some fantastic gear over there too, industry-standard equipment but also some preamps used by The Beatles on three of their albums!!
definitely, definitely a serious Knead To Know up here in the North West. we’re absolutely in awe of how Tayte has provided a lovely space for the community and we CAN NOT wait to see what else he has in store in the future! drop them a message or go to their contact at https://www.madfoxmanchester.com/contact to get in touch with any enquiries!
our feature for this week’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from CECIL – “NOMAD”!
blending elements of 90’s hiphop with modern psychedelic rock riffs, NOMAD is CECIL’s second single of the year – with a whole bunch of releases planned for the near future! this song expertly blends so many genres, from jazz to psychedelia to songwriter to even classical elements… it’s got them all in there! a real mellow atmosphere to this track, kinda makes you feel like you’re floating on a cloud away from all the craziness that is in the world at the moment.
in his own words, “NOMAN is a reaction to looking into the mirror; the dichotomy of personal desires at the beginning of the day and at the end..” we can’t wait to hear even more from CECIL in the future – and we’re really looking forward to seeing this live! (soon enough, hopefully!)
you can find all of our releases over on Bandcamp including music from Adam Carpenter Music and michael webster! here’s all of the releases we put out last year – with the two latest ones being released on the 4th December, the last Bandcamp Friday of the year!
we put a lot of work into all of these and we’re super proud of them. it’s great to have such a lovely amount of releases now! (ps. we also still have merchandise available!!) any support would be very much appreciated