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
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! you can also find their music videos on their YouTube as well, “Roy Keane Isn’t Real” is a reyt good watch looking forward to seeing where these guys go next!
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our feature for (yesterday’s!) Just The Crust is the amazing brand new tune from Faux Pas!
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! love the atmosphere of the outro with the chorusy guitar and that little distorted tone.. just lush!
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’!
our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from the amazing YNES “God’s Little Punching Bag”!
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!!
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! another fantastic release from Grrrlgroannn!
our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from The Rotanas “Get The Call”!
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
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 we love the guitar riffs throughout, you can tell that these guys are gonna be huge!
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!
We’ve got our EIGHTEENTH episode of Grain Radio for you today! 😊
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! ☀️ 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! 🍞
our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new ALBUM from Cold Water Swimmers “Holiday at the Secret Lake”!!
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! “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!!
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. the whole album as a whole is fantastic though – definitely worth listening to on this overcast Manchester Monday
did you catch our latest feature at the start of the month!??!
“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! there’s some boss stuff in the last one, with some of May’s finest releases, videos and more!
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. 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!
our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from DEAFDEAFDEAF “Odes”! 🤟
proper loving this tune, a real great one from the Manchester post-punk outfit. they’ve had some great responses to their earlier singles, and this one proves they’re in it to push the boundaries of their music and keep growing as a band (which, you gotta love to see.) 😊
maintaining that post-punk sound in an age of modernism, DEAFDEAFDEAF are definitely ones to watch for the future! with driving riffs, huge sounds, and wavy guitar melodies, we’re massive fans of this track. head over to YouTube at https://youtu.be/mRE3K75_Lvg to catch the video in full. 👊 well worth a watch. big love to Disobedient Records for putting this out!