Toasted was boss on Saturday at the Grafton! πŸ₯ͺ

Strawberry Lemonade
Happy Athletic
Full Billy

we had an INCREDIBLE one down over at the Grafton Arms on Saturday for our Toasted night 🀘 it’s so great to see these going so well for each one, such lovely turnouts for each one.

big love to Strawberrylemonade Happy Athletic and Full Billy for coming down and performing for us – absolutely class bands, really lovely to see them and put them on a show. β˜€οΈ it’s well worth checking all of these guys out, fantastic tunes and performances from each of them. 😊 big love to Max for the great photos too!

we’ll be back with our next one next month – keep your eyes peeled for the info. in the meantime we’ve got our two-day festival in aid of Manchester foodbank on the 27th and 28th of May, which is gonna be insane. can’t wait for Breadstock 2022 🍞

Local Loaf update β˜€οΈ

another Sunday, another update to our lovely Local Loaf playlist β˜€οΈ

we’ve got some fantastic additions this week, with brand new music from UNO MAS Alkalinity Samya O’Grady Ayanam Udoma Music and Ben Williams – amazing to see so much fantastic music coming out up here in the North! 🀘

head on over to Spotify at to find the playlist in full – loads of incredible music on it now, give it a like to keep up to date with any more additions! 🍞

Two days til our next Toasted gig! πŸ₯ͺ

there’s only two days to go til our next band gig over at theΒ Grafton Arms 🀘

it’s gonna be a mega one this, with music from some of the North West’s finestΒ Strawberrylemonade Happy AthleticΒ andΒ Full Billy!Β β˜€οΈΒ these guys have been making waves on the circuit lately and we’re super stoked to be able to get them all on the bill this month. 😊

come on down this Saturday 14th of May from 7:30pm onwards to catch all the action – Β£3.50 pints, food served til late, free entry.. gonna be belting! 🍞

Local Loaf update! πŸŽΈ

another Sunday, another update to our fantastic Local Loaf playlist! β˜€οΈ

we’ve got some brilliant additions of new music up North today, with music from Harriette FEAR of MARKO Kate Gambhir Queen Cult and NoVacancies🀘 fantastic to see such a fantastic stream of quality music coming out!

head on over to our Spotify at to find the playlist in full – give it a like to keep up to date with any new additions! 🍞

The Wrap: April 2022 βœ¨

we’ve got our April edition of The Wrap for you all! ✨ there’s been so so many amazing releases over the past month, it’s absolutely fantastic to see it all going on. this is one of our favourite features to write up, hearing so much great music – you can find all of our lil reviews below! 🀘

Manchester-based Americana songwriter Lucy Wentworth has returned with another beautiful tune “Whiskey“! With a real mellow atmosphere to it, utilising gorgeous waves of acoustic guitars, pianos and a soft drum pattern holding the track together, it sounds super lovely. Lyrically the track is superb, it’s a great tale conveyed so well throughout and her vocal sits perfectly above the instrumentation to really tell the story here. Well worth a listen, very midnight/AM listening feels! πŸŒ› (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE / BANDCAMP)

A beautiful release from Sheffield-based rosh here with the release of their latest single “This Is What You Asked For“! Utilising aspects of folk and jazz to create something lovely and unique to their sound, it’s a really well put-together track with a real sense of focus to it. 😊 the use of the different instruments within the track keeps it nice and fresh throughout, with beautiful melodies running through the length of the song, and rosh’s vocal sounds brilliant on it – amazing stuff. The build throughout to the final section of the track is simply beautiful. Plus, the b-side to it, “Absent” sounds so gorgeous. Well worth checking out! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

We featured one of Jack Critchlow’s tracks the other month and he’s just released this new single “I Get Drunk” with Emma Kirsch! The guitar riff is absolutely lovely, and the production around it is spot on – really maintaining that chill atmosphere conveyed with the riff. πŸ™Œ the song is brilliant, feels like a conversation with the lyricism portraying different sides of a story – and both Jack and Emma’s vocals sound sublime throughout the song, especially in that final chorus where they’re really complimenting each other super well. Great song! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

We’ve know The Sewer Cats for a long time now, and we absolutely loved their debut EP “Zelda” which we checked out after catching them live – brilliant band to see at a gig, so much energy. They’ve returned with their debut album here “Cute Aggression“, chock-full of lovely guitar riffs, heavy and driving drums, and such powerful vocals from Cass which sound absolutely fantastic. They’ve really expanded their sound for this whilst still keeping true to their signature style, and their no-nonsense lyrics pertaining to modern-day culture and politics really show off their ferocity. What a band, we love the entire album! Well worth a listen. 🀘 (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE / BANDCAMP)

Manchester-based indie-pop artist SEARBY has just put out his brand new single “I Wonder“! β˜€οΈ to start with, we love the beat of this track, it’s got such a groove to it, and the synths used throughout really give the track such a unique and lovely energy. The use of lead synths is perfect, you can really tell so much has been put into the production on this – and SEARBY’s vocal sounds great over the top of it all. It’s a gorgeous tale too, conveyed super well through the lyricism. The final chorus is huge, and the build throughout is beautiful. It’s well worth a listen – and definitely an add to your pre-drinks playlists! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

The new tune from North, “Recovery“, this is a gorgeously crafted track. The acoustic guitar melody at the start is so lovely, with such beautiful lead melodies over the top, and the vocals sit perfectly and sound absolutely fantastic. πŸ‘Š dropping into the chorus with the full band, really travelling so well throughout the length of the song, it’s brilliant to see – that guitar solo is bloody massive. These are definitely ones to watch here in the North – and the video looks brilliant, such a beautiful concept. (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

Glasgow-based Joshua has just put out his debut single “Buttercup.“! This sounds so great. Really enjoying the use of his accent in the track, utilised so well and really contributes to the feel of the song. Plus, that guitar melody is gorgeous, the drums behind it only give it even more energy, it’s really well put together. 🀘 his vocal style here is so strong too, the deadpan delivery in the verses are so great, and the chorus is super catchy, with lyrics that feel like you’re having a conversation with him! If this is the debut single, we can’t wait to hear more. One to watch, for sure! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

Merseyside-based alternative rock outfit POLKER have returned with a gorgeous EP “Over Words . Ever After“! We’re really enjoying this, there’s so many influences in this, from grunge to shoegaze to singer-songwriter.. beautifully put together to solidify their own sound. The groove and feel of the band sounds top, and the lead vocal is so powerful throughout, really commanding the tracks and giving them such great energy. πŸ”₯ This is definitely a need-to-listen-to EP, a fantastic release that we’re sure are gonna set big things in motion for the band. Proper loving it! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / BANDCAMP / YOUTUBE)

this month has been yet ANOTHER fantastic one for music up here in the North. we’re blown away by all the diverse talent that keeps on delivering such quality releases and music, it’s so brilliant to see. this is what makes the music scene one of the most special ones and it’s always a pleasure to write these up and listen to so many incredible musicians. we hope you’ve enjoyed this as much as we have – big love to everyone who’s checked this out. ❀️

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. 🍞

Local Loaf update! β˜€οΈ

another Sunday, another update to our top Local Loaf playlist β˜€οΈ

some brilliant releases coming out lately, with music from the likes of Emily Mercer Music The Lathums Pumpkin Bomb Overpass. and Corella! 🀘 something for everyone this week, fantastic to see so much great music being put out on the regular. 😊

head on over to our Spotify at to find the playlist in full! give it a like to keep up to date with any new additions 🍞

Only a week til JCK’s headline at The Grafton! πŸ€˜

only a week to go til our headline gig over at the Grafton Arms with the amazing JCK! β˜€οΈ

we proper can’t wait for this one, JCK is a hugely talented lad here in Manchester with so much potential for the future – well worth checking out, such great vibes to his tunes! 😊 we’ve also got support from the brilliant janelaceymusic Cal Walsh and Johnny Braddock – it’s gonna be beltin. 😎

come on down next Saturday from 7:30pm to catch all the action – free entry, Β£3 pints, food served til late, one of our favourite pubs in Manchester.. what more could you want? find out more at our event Bread Records Present: JCK + Supports 🍞

Not long to go til our next Toasted gig! πŸ₯ͺ

not long to go until our next Toasted gig! πŸ‘Š with how good these have been lately we’re super looking forward to it, a night of live music with three class bands performing for us!

we’ve got the amazing talents of Strawberrylemonade Happy Athletic and Full Billy coming up – these guys are making waves here in the North West and we’re super stoked to be able to put them on the bill. β˜€οΈ

come on down on the Saturday 14th of May to catch all the action – starting up around half 7 or so, it’s free entry, Β£3 pints and one of our favourite pubs here in Manchester at the Grafton Arms! find out more at our event TOASTED: Strawberry Lemonade / Happy Athletic / Full Billy 🍞

Did you catch our latest edition of The Wrap? βœ¨

just in case you missed it last week, our March edition of The Wrap was a belter! ✨

featuring some of the North’s best releases, from artists and bands including The PerpsGreen WireLost HiveRATSPβˆ†VΓ‰FoxgloveGen and the Degenerates and Black Brunswicker – it’s a real great lil peep into how insane the music scene here up North has been lately and it only keeps getting better and better! we’re sure you’ll find something you love. 😊

head on over to our website at to find all the reviews in full – let us know what you think! 🍞

Local Loaf update πŸŒ›

another Sunday, another update to our wonderful Local Loaf playlist β˜€οΈ

we’ve found some amazing hidden gems lately, with music from Alfie hodgson music Partisan Johnjames Bruce The Sewer Cats and Nineties! ✨ brilliant tunes, amazing to see so much incredible stuff coming out of the North – definitely something for everyone this week! 🀘

head on over to our Spotify at to find the playlist in full – give it a like to keep up to date with all the updates! 🍞