Our April edition of The Wrap was fantastic! βœ¨

ICYMI, our latest edition of The Wrap for April is absolutely top ✨

there’s been so many fantastic releases and we’re stoked to have been able to cover some of them here, including music from Lucy Wentworth ROSH Jack Critchlow The Sewer Cats SEARBY North BAND Joshua. and POLKER! 🀘

head on over to our website at https://breadrecords.co.uk/2022/05/05/the-wrap-april-2022/ to find the blog post in full – let us know what you think! 🍞

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. 🍞

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 https://breadrecords.co.uk/2022/04/15/the-wrap-march-2022/ to find all the reviews in full – let us know what you think! 🍞

The Wrap: March 2022 βœ¨

here’s our March edition of The Wrap for you all! ✨ what a brilliant month of class releases up North here, so fantastic to see it all going on. we love writing up these and you can find all of our lil reviews below! 🀘

Manchester-based indie outfit The Perps have returned with their brand new single “Wake Up On Saturday“! Starting out with a lovely flowing melody that really sets the scene for the track, and a rhythm section that adds so much power behind it all, it sounds super lovely. The vocals on this are fantastic, really commanding the attention throughout and such a catchy chorus – a real feel good tune to bring us into these summer months! A great unique sound to these guys, well worth a listen for anyone who’s into their indie and rock music. We love that guitar solo too, flowing seamlessly and so melodic! πŸ™Œ (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

A familiar face on the Manchester scene now, Green Wire have brought out yet another banger “Cigarettes On The Dancefloor“! A real lovely atmosphere to the track, with a huge intro that drops into the verse where the vocal sounds class, really huge energy and dynamic to it – we’d absolutely love to see this live at a gig! The little guitar licks in the background are super lush too, really creating a solid foundation to the track. There’s a few little nods to Manchester within the lyrics too, super cheeky but we love it. The guitar solo in this sounds massive too, so much power to it and it really takes control over the track. Another fantastic release from these guys, keep an eye on them for sure! πŸ‘Š (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

Leeds-based Lost Hive have brought out their debut single “Confessions“! With a beautiful groove to the track, it starts out on such a strong front, with all the elements working perfectly in sync together. The main vocal here is relaxed and delivers the story so well, whilst still keeping the listener engaged – and the backing vocals only add to this, with lovely contrasts between the both to balance them out nicely. The breakdown is perfect, dropping away to a real soft feeling only to drop back into that final chorus that explodes! The music video is high-octane too, well worth a watch. Can’t wait to see what these guys have in store! β˜€οΈ (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

Liverpool-based RATS have been on our radar for a while now, with so many fantastic releases under their belt already and they’ve returned with a massive banger here. “Jenny” is delivered so well, and they’ve got such a knack for storytelling and in such a unique style, really setting them apart! We love that their Scouse accents are a huge part of the track, really solidifying their sound – and that breakdown with the harmonising backing vocals is simply beautiful! Well, well, well worth listening to, these guys have been making huge waves lately and this only shows that they’re destined to go far. 😎 (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

Manchester’s own indie-pop pioneers Foxglove have returned with yet another brilliant single “Lights Off“! Instantaneously dropping into a beautiful soundscape of euphoric-like vibes, this sounds fantastic right from the get-go. The use of space, delay and reverb in this is spot on – really making the use of everything in their arsenal to create such a lovely styling of dream-pop influenced indie rock. Lead singer Abi’s vocal sounds absolutely gorgeous here, the use of backing vocals to compliment her lead in the chorus is class, fantastic stuff! Well worth watching the video too, such a great concept and delivers the story so well in tandem with the lyricism. Keep your eyes peeled for these guys! πŸŒ› (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

PAVΓ‰ have been on the scene for a while now, and we’ve been huge fans of their singles to date – this EP “Distraction” really brings them all together in a beautiful and such well-crafted manner! With huge guitar riffs, massive rhythm sections to compliment Alanya-Jade’s tremendous vocal throughout, it’s well worth a listen if you’re after huge, powerful tunes. 🀘 There’s even a new song on the EP too, “Cherry Blossom” which we love, super melodic and intricately put together to really relay the lyrics – it’s a gorgeous track and a brilliant addition to the rest of the tracks. Definitely worth checking this EP out! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

We’ve been in awe of Gen and the Degenerates ever since we heard their first single – with such raw power, huge soundscapes and an incredible vocal from Gen, they’ve made absolute scenes with their music. This EP “Only Alive When In Motion” is insane. They’ve pulled out all the stops for this, every song is a banger and only improving on their already brilliant sound, we’re blown away by it! We knew these guys were going places already, but this release has to definitely set them as ones to watch on the entire UK scene. Each song is unique but maintains that familiar sound we’ve come to see from the band, with fantastic choruses, beautiful guitar licks, huge rhythm to it all.. it’s expertly written, produced and just shows off simply how talented these guys all are. A definite listen. (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / BANDCAMP / YOUTUBE)

We’ve known Ethan AKA Black Brunwicker for a good while now here at the label, he’s a familiar face on the Manchester scene with his delicate and intricate soundscapes, beautiful melodies and he’s just a real lovely chap. This album “High Peaks” is simply beautiful, really showing off his unique talent to create atmospheres that really suck the listener in – with expertly crafted songs that have such life to them. The use of space and ambience throughout is so well done, every single aspect of the tracks seem so perfectly positioned within the soundscape and we’ve had such a lovely time listening to this! It’s even available on vinyl too for anyone who fancies it, and it’s a real lovely addition to anyone’s music library. 🎸 (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE / BANDCAMP)

the calibre of talent here for this one has been absolutely beautiful. it’s so brilliant to see such a wide and diverse range of music and artists here, really special to see – it’s what makes the music scene so fantastic, we love to see it. we love this feature, being able to listen and write up about so much incredible music and we hope you guys have enjoyed them as much as we did! a big thank you to everyone whos read through it all! πŸ•

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. 🍞

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

ICYMI, our latest edition of The Wrap was a fantastic one, with so much amazing music from up North! ✨

featuring some fantastic releases from artists such as Colorful Crimes Louis Cross Nina Ettridge Harrison Rimmer The Battery Farm Saints Among Us Valetta and Days Are Done, it’s definitely not one to miss out! such a brill variety of music, it’s so inspiring to see 😊

head on over to our website at https://breadrecords.co.uk/…/03/09/the-wrap-february-2022/ to find all the reviews in full – let us know what you think! 🍞

The Wrap: February 2022 β˜€οΈ

here’s the February edition of The Wrap for you all! ✨ what a crazy month of incredible releases up North here, so fantastic to see. we love writing up these and you can find all of our lil reviews below! 🀘

Manchester-based electronic artist COLORFUL CRIMES returns with a brand new single, “WANT IT“! πŸ“Ό defying all genres and incorporating so much into the track, his sounds absolutely fantastic. there’s so much going on throughout, we love the production on it, with massive drums and synths, beautiful guitar melodies and then when it drops into that calmer part with the lead guitar pushing through and gorgeous vocals it’s a real indication of the talent that COLORFUL CRIMES possesses. 😊 there’s such a groove to the track and it sounds absolutely lovely. can’t wait to hear more, definitely one for pre-drinks for a night out! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / BANDCAMP / YOUTUBE)

A very familiar face on the Manchester scene, Louis Cross has just put out his brand new single “Better Light“! πŸ™Œ Accompanied by this absolutely beautiful music video, the track sounds really lovely, capturing the raw feeling and emotion that Louis puts into his songs. Louis’ vocal sounds fantastic throughout this, and those vocal harmonies in the chorus are the icing on the cake for this track. The lyricism throughout is so intimate and personal and really shows you the talent that Louis has for songwriting. We’re huge fans of the bridge too, that guitar melody is perfect for the building of the song into the final chorus and it’s definitely one to have a listen to, fantastic stuff! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / BANDCAMP / YOUTUBE)

Another fantastic talent on the Manchester scene, and one we’ve had perform at a fair few gigs now, Nina Ettridge has just put out another single called “Defense“! 🌹 the track sounds so lovely, the recording and production is spot on for the emotion conveyed within the track – the electric guitar and bass softly positioned behind Nina and her guitar is class. The vocal harmonies on this sound amazing throughout the chorus, and Nina’s vocal is absolutely sublime throughout the song! Another really intimate track with such a personal topic being covered, Nina’s ferocity and power are on point with the lyricism on this. Well worth a listen! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / BANDCAMP / YOUTUBE)

One of our very good friends here at Bread Records, the one and only legend Harrison Rimmer has just put out another single “Rum” in the lead up to his debut album! 🍻 we’ve heard this so many times and we absolutely love it, such a heartwarming track with such powerful energy and it’s fantastic to hear it fully recorded. The country-esque feel to the track is so ideal, and Harrison’s fantastic songwriting is enshrined in this. We love the chorus of this, a real one that we can all relate to – and the guitar melodies just give such a lovely atmosphere to the track. Plus, the music video is a real testament to his commitment to music, taking live footage from some of the many gigs he does each week – one of the hardest working people we know! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / BANDCAMP / YOUTUBE)

This is the final track from their fantastic EP here from The Battery Farm, “We’re At The Top“! 🀘 ever since we caught them live, we’ve been huge fans of these guys, their live energy is unreal and they’ve got a fantastic bunch of songs under their belt now, a real down-to-earth group of chaps with immense potential! This track is much calmer than most on their EP, but it’s got a lovely eerie atmosphere throughout, beautiful vocals and harmonies going on and the guitar lines are just gorgeous. The video is perfect for the track, really complimenting that eerie and dark energy of the tune so well. Well worth checking out their EP in full! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / BANDCAMP / YOUTUBE)

Sheffield-based alternative rockers Saints Among Us have returned with their brand new single “Run“! πŸ‘Š the tune sounds massive – you can see so many different influences throughout the track, incorporating heavy distortion, walls of sound, electronic and synthesised elements, it’s a beautiful mixture that really gives Saints Among Us such a unique sound. The vocals here sound absolutely unreal, and with such a catchy and hard-hitting chorus, this is sure to be one of your favourite tunes from February! The production is also on point, really beautiful delays and samples that bring the track to life – the reverb and soundscape is simply massive. 🀘 definitely ones to keep an eye on here, we can’t wait to hear more from these guys! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

Manchester alternative rockers Valetta have just put out their debut EP “Your Future in an Email“! It’s a gorgeous collection of tracks, superb stuff from these guys. With lovely soundscapes throughout, huge guitar tones, solos throughout.. it’s a real indication of how intricate and yet massive alternative rock can be! 🎸 the vocals throughout sound amazing, such an instantly recognizable tone, and we love the guitarwork on this, with melodies that are really lovely to listen to, complimenting the vocal lines so well. The production on this also is immense, really getting it spot on for each of the tracks, nothing feels out of place – it’s all perfectly balanced to bring out the best in each song. Well worth a listen this, our favourites are definitely the massive opener “Juggernauts” and “Irregular Low” for that absolutely chaotic but brilliant breakdown. (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / BANDCAMP / YOUTUBE)

Finally, we’ve got another release from one of our favourites, Days Are Done with “Say You Might“! ✨ this track is one of our favourites, we’ve heard it a few times at gigs and it sounds so beautiful, the melodies throughout are just simply unreal and the vocal capabilities here are out of this world. The real lovely mellow atmosphere of the track is breathtaking, you can really feel the emotion that these guys have put into this track. With every release these guys put out, they only get better and better – they’ve got such an ear for creating and writing absolute bangers! The piano melody and the vocal harmonies on this track are something special, for sure. Huge things to come for these guys! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

again, we’ve got a fantastically diverse range of music here, it’s what makes the scene so special to us here and the creativity shown in this one is definitely a real treat, how on earth does the talent up here in the North only just keep getting better and better, going from strength to strength every time! πŸ‘Š we absolutely adore making up this feature and hope you found something you like! Big thanks to everyone who checks 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. 🍞

Did you catch our latest The Wrap feature? β˜€οΈ

in case you missed it, our edition of The Wrap for January was absolutely amazing! ✨

so many fantastic releases and we were super stoked to be able to write up a lil review for each of them – including music from Tits UpHayden J BarlowGreen WireInadequate Flaws BandMigson PollockLeopard RaysAyanam Udoma Music and Deano! 😊 brilliant to see so much going on up North!

head on over to https://breadrecords.co.uk/2022/02/08/the-wrap-january-2022/ to find it all – let us know what you think! 🍞

The Wrap: January 2022 βœ¨

we’ve just sorted our January edition of The Wrap for you guys! β˜€οΈ there’s been some fantastic releases over this first month of 2022 and it’s brill to be able to write up a lil bit about em all. 😊 check out our reviews below!

Liverpool-based punks Tits Up are kicking things off in style this year with their debut release “Greatest Tits”! Reminiscent of post-punk and riot grrrl bands such as Bikini Kill, Sleater Kinney and Bratmobile, they’re really setting the bar for themselves with this EP. No-nonsense tracks that hold that classic punk sound and with so much self-appreciation and positivity in their lyrics, we absolutely love this! 🀘 gorgeous guitar riffs throughout, chunky basslines, massive drums, feedback and distortion all over the place, not to mention vocals that range from a delicate whisper all the way to all-out screaming, this is one powerful EP. We can not wait for more (ps we want to see you live. that’d be a hell of a gig!) (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / BANDCAMP)

One of our favourite unique talents of the scene, Hayden J Barlow returned with YET another single, “AL0NE”! It sounds so great, bringing together so many influences, from indie, to folk, to electronic, to soul.. too many to mention. That sub bass sounds so fantastic and really lays the foundation for the track – the electronic synths and little samples really create a layered and unique soundscape to the track; not to mention Hayden’s amazing vocal ability throughout the track. Not only is his main vocal on point, the harmonies are insane, the effects on the vocal are superb and just really shows the talent that he has with his vocal ability. πŸ™Œ we love the end synths in that final section, really showing off the production and unique stylings of his capabilities. What a diverse talent! Well looking forward to what the future holds for him. (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / BANDCAMP)

Green Wire are back with a brand new tune, Mrs. Artois! Sounding boss, with that classic indie sound of their other singles, it’s opened up even more for them with elements of ska in that rhythm guitar, lovely riffing throughout the verse, and a bassline that really unites the two throughout the tune. 🎸 we’re massive fans of that synth lead too, it sounds super lush, and the vocals really glide across the track seamlessly whilst effortlessly telling their story. They’ve been gigging across Manchester a lot lately and we expect big things from them! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC)

Morecambe-based Inadequate Flaws have just released a brand new single “SAFTB”! 🏡 it sounds fantastic, with driving riffs, hard-hitting drums carrying the track along, and then a familiar Northern twang to the vocal, they’ve really created a unique sound for themselves with this tune. The imagery in the lyricism of this track is fantastic, really well written, feels like a proper night out up North. The b-side “Sorry” is a proper contrast to the a-side, something that we love. It’s a real introspective and personal track – the strings add so so much to it, and the feel to the track is so melancholic and mellow. What a release! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC)

A familiar sight on the Manchester scene, Migson Pollock has just put his debut EP “New Meigs on the Block”! It’s absolutely boss to be able to hear these tunes in a studio setting and he’s really outdone himself, really being able to transfer that live feel into the recording. Each of the tracks is unique in itself, yet maintains a sense of continuity across the EP in full – brilliant to see and such a show of his class and talent. 🎸 Migs sounds great on this, vocally and through the instruments, and this really shows how intricate and how much delicate effort is put into each track – well worth a listen. Our favourite has to be “One With The Daggers!” (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / BANDCAMP)

Hartlepool indie-rockers Leopard Rays return with yet another fantastic tune to their belt, “Something Like Hell”! πŸ“Ό following the success of their earlier tracks, they’ve gone for a calmer and mellow atmosphere for this, but with the charm of their usual sound! They’ve been smashing it out across the North East and we’re blown away with how incredible they’re sounding. Huge vocals throughout the tune, lovely songwriting and the band sounds absolutely class, guitar riffs, drum fills, vocal harmonies; it’s a real indication that these guys are gonna go super far. Not ones to sleep on! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC)

Manchester favourite Ayanam returns with a brand new single, following the success of his debut EP a few years back – “Back to Lagos” really shows Ayanam’s mellow and chilled side, a real personal song for him about the joys of travelling and returning back to his native Nigeria. The production on this sounds fantastic, really bringing a sunny and summery atmosphere to the song, and Ayanam’s vocal sounds heavenly throughout the song. 🀘 you can really feel his raw emotion and positivity throughout the lyrics and it’s a real testament to his fantastic songwriting ability! Amazing stuff. (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC)

Manchester/Yorkshire-based Deano has just released their second single, “Good As Gold”! β˜€οΈ an upbeat, feel-good tune with lovely pop elements, crunchy power chords throughout, it transcends the typical limits of genre; blending together rock and alternative with more electronic and pop influences to create a real unique sound. We absolutely love the guitar solo in it, and with expertly crafted sounds, personal and relatable lyrics, these are definitely ones to watch on the scene! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC)

It’s been such a diverse month of music, with genres ranging from punk to ska to indie – absolutely beautiful to see such creativity in the North. We love to see the music scene doing so well and it’s only going from strength to strength, there’s been a real explosion of talent on the scene lately and we can’t wait to hear more and more from all of these artists 🀘 we absolutely adore making up this feature and hope you found something you like! Big thanks to everyone who checks 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. 🍞

Our latest edition of The Wrap πŸ₯ͺ

just a reminder in case you missed it, our latest edition of The Wrap for last month was a real special one with so many fantastic tunes on it πŸ₯°

amazing releases from some of the best talent around – including music from Gen and the Degenerates Daz Cadwallander David Gorman Music Gdansk81 Anniemusic RIVIA Torture And The Desert Spiders and YNES! 🀘

go and have a gander at our full blog post on the website at https://breadrecords.co.uk/…/01/07/the-wrap-december-2021/ and let us know what you think! 🍞

The Wrap: December 2021 β„️

here’s our December edition of The Wrap 🀘 so much amazing music coming out lately and we’ve put together a lil list of some fantastic ones released last month! this is easily one of our favourite features, we’ve covered so many incredible tunes and it’s a pleasure be to able to bring them to you. 😊 check out our reviews below!

Liverpool-based Gen and the Degenerates are back with yet another class single – following their previous releases, they’ve put out a new tune “Wild Thing“! 🀘 a huge anthemic song celebrating difference and diversity, with lovely riffs, massive drumbeats and fantastic vocals from Gen. We love the breakdown, really building up to that final chorus that just explodes into the catchy lyricism we’ve seen throughout each of their singles. Yet another incredible release, we can’t wait to see what 2022 holds in store for these guys! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

Sheffield-based songwriter Daz Cadwallander has been on our radar for a while now and we were amazed by his last release “On My Mind” – and he’s returned with an introspective and lovely single “When I’m“. β˜€οΈ with heartfelt and personal lyricism, great vocals throughout and a lush atmosphere to the track, it’s a great listen and really shows off his songwriting ability. For fans of The Verve, Seahorses and old school 1990’s indie vibes – looking forward to see what he’s got for us next! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

One of our favourite songwriters on the Manchester scene, David Gorman has released a brand new tune “La Mort“! We’ve caught him performing a good few times in the past few years and he never fails to impress. We loved his 2019 release “Curses” (actually one of the first tracks on our Local Loaf playlist!) and this song only continues to show off his fantastic vocal ability, lovely songwriting style with such great storytelling, and the production on this is so lovely, with so many different instruments coming together to create such a great soundscape. 🏡 The harmonies throughout this are gorgeous, and really compliment David’s main vocal that really commanders the track and draws the attention to the imagery conjured throughout the song. Hoping to see more from him soon! (SPOTIFY / BANDCAMP)

Post-punk indie rockers Gdansk81 have returned with a brand new EP, “Star Of The Sea“! We had them perform for us back in 2019 over at The Old Abbey Taphouse and they played a fantastic set, performing songs from their first album which had some brilliant tunes on it – with driving riffs, a great connection between the band members and fantastic songwriting. 🀘 They’ve continued this through their new EP, with walls of sound and down-to-earth lyricism, we’re blown away with how great it sounds. Well worth the listen! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE / BANDCAMP)

Liverpool-based creative AnnieMUSIC has returned with a brand new single, “Tomorrow / Pedal“! Blending electronic atmospheres with distorted guitars, lovely vocals and subtle yet lovely lead riffs, it sounds super gorgeous. Reminiscent of artists such as Angel Olsen and Sharen Van Etten, there’s a real shine to these tracks and they sound absolutely fantastic. β˜€οΈ even better in that it’s a double single, getting even more music from the release and the b-side “Pedal” has a gorgeous groove to it, with an almost industrial soundscape – we’d love to vibe to this tune in a music venue! Huge. Can’t wait to hear more! (SPOTIFY)

We’ve featured the fantastic Liverpool-based alternative rock outfit RIVIA in the past, with brilliant singles already under their belt – and this new tune “Wasted” sounds brilliant. With a luscious groove to the track, and fantastic vocals, suddenly opening up to a huge and explosive chorus, it’s really set them apart as ones to watch for 2022. πŸ™Œ the breakdown is beautiful too, calming down to a mellow yet powerful atmosphere that really allows the final chorus to erupt into its full ferocity. Fantastic tune! Keep your eyes out for these guys this year. (SPOTIFY)

Another Liverpool-based artist, Torture and The Desert Spiders have been tearing it up across Merseyside over the past year or so – and they’ve just released a lovely acoustic album composed of 27 tracks! 😊 with such personal and retrospective lyricism, the songwriting on this album is absolutely fantastic – a really lovely unique style that really entices the listener in. It’s an album that you can really get lost in, with lovely vocals, minimalistic and mellow atmospheres throughout the full tracklist; sounding absolutely gorgeous and a really great collection of expertly-written tracks. Well worth checking out! (BANDCAMP)

Our final release here is actually a Christmas song from one of our favourite artists, YNES with “It’s Christmas (I Miss Ya)”! Continuing with that unique britpop/punk style we’ve seen throughout their releases, it’s got a lovely and mellow atmosphere to it with the lo-fi feel to it. The lyricism here is super personal, feeling almost effortless in the delivery and really shows off how unique and talented YNES’ creativity is. ❄️ we’re not usual fans of Christmas songs, but this might have just changed our minds! Sounding brilliant, if you’ve not heard this yet it’s definitely worth a listen. (BANDCAMP)

There’s been so many incredible releases over the past month and it’s such an honour to be able to write up about some of our favourites – brilliant to see such a rich music scene at the moment. 🀘 we can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store for us all!

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. 🍞