Just The Crust 17/01/22: HWY – Come Up ๐Ÿ™Œ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the debut single from Manchester-based alternative rockers HWY “Come Up”! ๐Ÿค˜

exploding onto the scene with this debut release, they’ve really started out on a high! blending elements of punk, grunge, and alternative rock, they’ve really created a gorgeous and unique sound for themselves. it’s a must-listen for any heavier fans out there, but we reckon it’ll suit fans of any genre! โ˜€๏ธ

with gorgeous guitar picking throughout the track, hard-hitting and driving drumbeats, and then a lovely lead vocal that moulds the track together so well and really paints a picture with the lyricism, it’s a fantastic tune. ๐Ÿ˜Ž when the chorus comes in, it really ignites the power of the track, opening up to a huge sound. the breakdown of the track is super lush too, mellowing out the track into a final eruption of their metal and alternative rock influence, dropping seamlessly into double time and really throwing the tune into overdrive. absolutely fantastic stuff from these chaps! ๐Ÿช

you can find the track over on their Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/artist/2vwjiY3CQUtVvwLaXewiB0 alongside other streaming platforms, or the full music video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQU_S6efB4c – well worth a watch, really well done. definitely one that they should be proud of and we can’t wait to hear more from them! ๐Ÿต

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

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

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new EP from The Battery Farm๐Ÿค˜

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 โ˜€๏ธ

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 ๐Ÿ˜Š with huge, anthemic choruses and melodic and grungy build ups, these are definitely ones to watch on the Manchester scene. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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 ๐Ÿค˜ lead singer Ben’s vocal sounds great on this too, showing his prowess as a vocalist – well worth a listen ๐Ÿค 

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! ๐Ÿ™Œ you can also find their music videos on their YouTube as well, “Roy Keane Isn’t Real” is a reyt good watch ๐Ÿ˜† 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! ๐Ÿž

Just The Crust 20/09/21: Faux Pas – This Will Kill You โœŠ

our feature for (yesterday’s!) Just The Crust is the amazing brand new tune from Faux Pas! ๐Ÿค˜

absolutely top tune – lovely distortion, noise, chaos with so much going on.. modern grungy-punk anthems with melodic riffs, feedback, Ru’s amazing and powerful, direct vocals.. a complete tune! โœŠ love the atmosphere of the outro with the chorusy guitar and that little distorted tone.. just lush! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Faux Pas are definitely ones to watch. having already played at festivals and got national radio play, we’re sure they’re going to make their imprint in UK music with the release of their upcoming EP ‘I Feel Pretty, So Should You’! โ˜€๏ธ

head on over to Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/artist/28L6HIX4S0kLRfiV6zbCW6 to find Faux Pas’ full discography along with ‘This Will Kill You’ which we’ve featured today ๐Ÿ’ฟ

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

*all video content remains rights of their respective owners*

Just The Crust 16/08/21: YNES – God’s Little Punching Bag ๐ŸŒฎ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from the amazing YNES “God’s Little Punching Bag”! ๐Ÿค˜

returning with yet another lovely tune, YNES has been making waves across the Midlands with brit-pop fused indie rock tunes and this song is one of our favourites yet!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

with upbeat guitarwork, self-conscious lyricism and witty humour throughout, this song is an anthem of a doomed youth – a proper tune that will stick in your head for ages. definitely one to watch, we wouldn’t be surprised if YNES was headlining stages across the UK at all! โ˜€๏ธ another fantastic release from Grrrlgroannn!

we absolutely love the video as well, you can find the full thing over on YouTube at https://youtu.be/IZiasToExII – or jump onto Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/artist/2ukJzJDevcB7E15Faimcrd to find their full discography! ๐Ÿ’ฟ

head on over to our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk to find all of our features, gigs, merch and music! ๐Ÿž

JTC 26/07/21: The Rotanas – Get The Call ๐Ÿค˜

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from The Rotanas “Get The Call”! โ˜€๏ธ

based down in Cardiff, The Rotanas are an energetic britpop band who have been on the rise for a few years now – they’ve got a great discography now and have been headlining stages and even did a headline tour back in 2019 ๐Ÿค˜

when we heard this new single we defo knew we wanted to feature it – with a real 90’s atmosphere to it, it fills you with a proper sense of nostalgia for those older times ๐Ÿ˜Š we love the guitar riffs throughout, you can tell that these guys are gonna be huge! โœŠ

listen to the tune in full over on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/album/09NZyo53yCARmntnu8Uy22 – drop them a follow, check out their previous tunes and keep your eyes peeled for these guys! can’t wait for more! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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

THE WRAP: June 2021 ๐Ÿ’ซโ˜€๏ธ

here’s our second instalment of our BRAND NEW FEATURE: The Wrap ๐Ÿช 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! ๐Ÿ˜Š so much going on now that things are reopening, a fantastic time for underground and grassroots music! ๐Ÿค˜

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 ๐Ÿฅช 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 ๐Ÿ’”) 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. ๐Ÿป [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 โœŠ [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! โ˜€๏ธ all music, videos and images remain copyright of their respective owners!

Grain Radio Episode Eighteen! โ˜€๏ธ

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We’ve got our EIGHTEENTH episode of Grain Radio for you today! ๐Ÿ˜Š

We’re super made up with this one. There’s some absolutely incredible music from up-and-coming bands here in the North West and even further afield for this one! โ˜€๏ธ it’s a blessing to be able to make these up and showcase some of our favourite new music. Thank you all for the continuous support on these! ๐Ÿž

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

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

Just The Crust 05/07/21: Cold Water Swimmers – Holiday at The Secret Lake โ˜€๏ธ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new ALBUM from Cold Water Swimmers “Holiday at the Secret Lake”!! ๐Ÿค˜

with an unmistakably Northern sound, the Manchester outfit have released some fantastic singles over the past year or two and are back now with their first full-length release! ๐Ÿช “Holiday at the Secret Lake” is chock-full of lovely tunes, reminiscent of 90s alternative indie mixed in with some lovely songwriting, and punkier elements which really give Cold Water Swimmers a unique yet familiar sound – definitely ones to watch here!! โ˜€๏ธ

must listens: Love is Insane / I’ll Be Your Witness – real brit-pop vibes with some top choruses you’ll be singing on your way home from the pub. ๐Ÿค˜ the whole album as a whole is fantastic though – definitely worth listening to on this overcast Manchester Monday ๐Ÿ

head on over to Bandcamp at https://coldwaterswimmers.bandcamp.com/album/holiday-at-the-secret-lake to find the album, with a limited edition 12″ vinyl available too!! ๐Ÿ˜Š it’s also available on all streaming sites!!

find all of our features over at www.breadrecords.co.uk ๐Ÿž

Did you catch The Wrap? ๐Ÿ’ซ

did you catch our latest feature at the start of the month!??! ๐Ÿค˜

“The Wrap” is a lil round-up of all the lovely stuff going on during the past month that we couldn’t fit in or just fancied giving a special mention! โ˜€๏ธ there’s some boss stuff in the last one, with some of May’s finest releases, videos and more!

featuring Abi Rose Kelly Marcus Man Tay Temple Toria Wooff Peacock Method MYOTO and PLENTY more. it’s great. check it out over on our website at https://breadrecords.co.uk/2021/06/05/the-wrap-may-2021/ ๐Ÿž

JTC 14/06/21: Inadequate Flaws – Sun Rises โ˜€๏ธ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the new single from Inadequate Flaws Band “Sun Rises”! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Based in Morecambe, Inadequate Flaws blend pop-punk vocals with a huge variety of influences, making upbeat songs inspired from their coastal town up North. ๐Ÿค˜ the new song “Sun Rises” is an anthem to enjoying life and making the most of what you’ve got – it comes out this Friday 18th of June!

head over to their Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/artist/0DaH42yrqmsOFV7as59CCb and give them a follow to be notified when the new single is out! while you’re there, you can check out their previous EP “Pain Masked With Glory” โœŠ

definitely worth keeping an eye on these lads, their indie-rock vibe with a unique Northern sound keeps them fresh and sounding fantastic. drop them a like to keep up to date! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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