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! 🍞

Olivia Browse – Nevermind Valentine music video out now! β˜ŽοΈ

our Olivia Browse just put out the brand new music video for her latest single “Nevermind Valentine”! ☎️

we love it, it perfectly encapsulates the chaotic energy of the track πŸ‘Š what a bop. we love us a bit of hyperpop/grungy/britpop goodness!

big love to Lions Den ManchesterTay Temple Shtum Parkridge Recording Company and our very own michael webster for helping out!! check it out on YouTube at https://youtu.be/aCP4HLAUGJI 🍞

Just The Crust 07/03/22: Stringman – Work Grandad β˜€οΈ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from Stringman “Work Grandad”! β˜€οΈ

we’ve know Alex AKA Stringman for a while now, a real lovely chap and with fantastic lyrical capabilities mixed with a real ear for lush guitar melodies, he’s definitely one to keep an eye on. this tune is from his new album out on the 9th! 🀘

this song “Work Grandad” is real lovely, you can really see the personal intimacy put into the lyrics and it really brings you into his world, giving you a lovely insight into the life of Stringman. 😊 the guitarwork in this is top, the melodies are lovely and with the production added in on top, with gorgeous piano lines and full band backing, we’re absolutely stoked to hear the album! πŸ‘Š

the album will be released on the 9th March as we mentioned before, but in the meantime, you can find the full music video for this over on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GEwRGQvq_0 🎸be sure to give it a listen and a like if you enjoyed it!

find all of our features, reviews, music and more on our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk🍞

Just The Crust 28/02/22: Olivia Browse – Nevermind Valentine / ClichΓ© β€οΈβ€πŸ”₯

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from our very own Olivia Browse “Nevermind Valentine / ClichΓ©”! πŸ₯°

we absolutely love this double single, it really expands on Olivia’s genre-defying talent, going from britpop to grunge to hyperpop and still maintaining her signature style and sound – it’s full of energy and a real lovely valentine’s gift to us all β˜€οΈ

“Nevermind Valentine” is chock-full of distortion, walls of guitars reminiscent of 90’s grunge backed with electronic drums that really drive the track with their almost-industrial sound, and yet another lovely catchy chorus as we’re used to now from Liv – plus, real personal and relatable lyricism that really put the listeners in Olivia’s mindset, it’s yet another fantastic release from her which we’re so proud of to have here on the label ❀️

the b-side “ClichΓ©” is one she wrote about her partner, a real lovely testament to their relationship and such heartfelt lyrics throughout – yet another super lush chorus and with that crunchy guitar melody it sounds like it could be straight out of the 90’s alternative scene! ✨ plus the vocal harmonies throughout are so lovely and really give the track so much space to breathe, a real banger for you all to listen to. 🀘

a big shout to Shtum on the production, super work – and thanks to Zeth Hex for helping out too! every release just gets better and better. 😊 you can find it on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/album/4WukXPGi0jNTn4nMzWtBgt or available on all streaming sites so go and check it out 🌹

find all of our features, reviews, music and more on our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk 🍞

Just The Crust 06/12/21: Hayden J Barlow – LCD β˜€οΈ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new single from Hayden J Barlow “LCD” out this Friday 10th December! 😎

we’ve known Hayden for a good while now and we’re still in awe at his sublime guitarwork, passionate and lovely vocals and lush songwriting ability. definitely one to catch live, such a fantastic talent. 🀠

we loved his latest singles “LONELINESS” and “DUPLICITY”, such top production on them creating such a unique sound for his music, and really blending so many genres to make super boss tunes. 🀘 well worth checking out his previous releases!! https://open.spotify.com/artist/54QKgqIuwIximWz6A6ZQG2

the new single “LCD” carries on from his previous releases, with distortion and synths throughout, weaved together with heavy drum samples, basslines and gorgeous vocals that we’ve come to hear consistently from Hayden. we can’t wait to hear this once it’s out – go and give it a pre-save ahead of Friday’s release at https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/haydenjbarlow/lcd πŸ™Œ

head on over to our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk to find all of our reviews, features, music and more! 🍞

Just The Crust 22/11/21: The Be Positives – Everything About β˜€οΈ

our feature for this week’s Just The Crust is the brand new album from The Be Positives “Everything About”! 🀘

blending 70’s folk nostalgia with modern indie-rock influences, The Be Positives have created a lovely feel-good record that sounds absolutely boss. πŸ™Œ with a full listing of 11 tracks, it’s a brilliant introduction for listeners to the band – well worth listening to. 😊

we’re loving the guitar riffs throughout, and plenty of gorgeous harmonies for you to feast your ears upon – topped with lovely songwriting that really creates great imagery and allows the listener to really connect with each of the songs! 😎

our quick recommendations are “I Just Want To See Her”, a fast-paced almost punky number; “Dead & Gone” a calming, melodic tune that builds and builds, great use of feedback and instrumentation.. class stuff, but we recommend listening to it all in full πŸ₯° for fans of Neil Young, The Charlatans, and Laura Marling!

head on over to Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/album/6GWiCbav2kgATiWvmrwwd4 to check the album in full – it’s well worth a listen. absolutely fantastic stuff from the band! 🀠

head on over to our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk to find all of our features, reviews, music and more! 🍞

The Wrap: October 2021 βœ¨

we’re back with our next edition of The Wrap for you all! πŸ™Œ there’s been some amazing music coming out in October and we’re stoked to be able to see it all!

it’s been absolutely fantastic to see so much brilliant music coming out as of late, and with bands and artists back gigging and putting stuff out, it’s definitely come back in force! 😊 check out our in-depth reviews below ⬇️

Chloe Jones has just released this absolutely beautiful tune – ‘New Mexico’ echoes country-esque melodies and soundscapes with some absolutely gorgeous vocals, beautiful imagery in her songwriting and harmonies reminiscent of 70’s folk artists. For sure one to check out! For fans of Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling and Angel Olsen. 🀠 Can’t wait to hear more! (SPOTIFY)

Lovely lo-fi synthpop from Firesites – we love the groove of the track, the guitars in it sound so gorgeous (we love a good vibrato!) 🎸 and that bassline just drives the track so so well. One to listen to at the end of your long day, sit back and relax with this calm and mellow tune. The trumpet solo adds so much to it as well… so well produced, and the video is perfect for the essence of the track. Keep an eye on these guys for sure! 😊 (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

North Manchester-based alternative outfit Exist The Fall have just released their debut album “Jupiter” – beginning with a gorgeous instrumental with some beautiful guitar tones, it opens the rest of the album so well! Suddenly it’s heavy, punky, distorted, driving… it’s exactly what you want from a great alternative album. Great vocals throughout, driving basslines and drum fills, and then some fantastic riffing, this is definitely one to check out for all the heavier fans out there. 🀘 (SPOTIFY)

Manchester indie-rock band PAVΓ‰ have just put out their third single “Come Alive” – with a beautiful lead guitar riff, fantastic vocals, and the rest of the band creating such a huge sound behind them, it’s fantastic to hear! πŸ™Œ We can’t wait to hear this live, it’s one of those tracks that would just open up a crowd and ensue chaos. Can’t wait to see what’s next! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

Wow! What an absolutely beautiful tune from Manchester-based duo Days Are Done. Harmonies all over the shop, lovely guitarwork, ambient soundscaping… it’s so lush. We heard these at an open mic or two earlier in the year and were blown away and this song is a proper testament to their talents. Well worth a listen, R&B influence, indie vibes, so gorgeous – and such a huge chorus! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

MYOTO are back with their brand new single “two Step Sally” – and it sounds bloody great. Love the 80s influence in this with the synths and the drums, so huge – fantastic vocals throughout and the build throughout the track is super lush. 😎 the massiveness of the bridge is so great too, using all the elements at their disposal to create a fantastic track! Can’t wait to see what these guys have got for us next! (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

Another lovely release from BlackSheepLad – “Pantomime” has an eerie atmosphere to it, bringing a new level to Phil’s music that we’ve not really seen before! The vocal melodies in the chorus are great, and the track sounds fantastic. Another great tune in BlackSheepLad’s discography! (SPOTIFY)

What a release from one of our favourites, Toria Wooff! “James Edward” is a song we’re very familiar with from gigs in the past, but the essence of it is captured here so perfectly. So well produced and recorded, it really does the song justice – the groove in the second verse is beautiful and the instrumentation, with organs, dulcimers, slide guitar… brilliant, brilliant stuff. The 70’s atmosphere of the video too is spot-on for Toria too, well worth a watch. She only goes from strength to strength and simply astounds us with each release!! ❀️ (SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE)

This month has been absolutely fantastic for music and releases. We can’t capture them all here, else we’d be writing essays, but it’s so lush to be able to bring you all this amazing talent each month! β˜€οΈ we love this one and find so much amazing new music for it! 🀘

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. 🍞

Just The Crust 08/11/21: Cottons – Breathe β˜€οΈ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the latest single from Cottons “Breathe”! 🀘

we had these guys on a few years ago down at The Old Abbey Taphouse for a headline gig and it’s been absolutely amazing to see them going from strength to strength and evolving their sound, a real class indie-rock band here in Manchester. 😊

their latest tune here has been out for a little while now, but they’ve just released this music video for it and we definitely recommend checking it out – the song itself is super as well, starting out nice and relaxed, building up and up throughout til it explodes into a wall of sound at the end β˜€οΈ absolutely fantastic vocals here, the songwriting gives you a fantastic story and message that they’re trying to convey and the band sounds so tight together. πŸͺ amazing stuff!

head on over to YouTube at https://youtu.be/5cpiIDL27-c to find the video in full, or alternatively you can stream the tune on all streaming platforms. 😎 give it a whirl and add it to your playlists! can’t wait to see what these guys have got for us next!

find all of our features, reviews, music, merch and more on our website at www.breadrercords.co.uk🍞

Just The Crust 01/11/21: David Shurr – Under The Hood β˜€οΈ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new album from David Shurr “Under The Hood”! πŸ₯ͺ

a full-length album of twelve songs, this album truly shows off Shurr’s fantastic ability as a songwriter and an artist. 😊 blending psychedelic atmospheres with folky and indie genres, he’s able to create his own imprint on the musical scene and we love the relaxed and mellow vibes of it. 🀘

not only that, the production on the album is lovely, with expertly crafted soundscapes from the instrumentation, and Shurr’s vocals sound fantastic on this – brilliant work from all involved here. 🀠 from the relaxed and airy opener “Top To Bottom”, the album then evolves through songs like the acoustic ballad of “Never Grown” and then through to the bluesy “The Thread Connecting Us” 🌠 absolutely fantastic range of tunes whilst still maintaining his unique style.

head on over to Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/album/7o1E4iRz11Lb3hXha1SUr8 to find the album in full – give it a whirl, you won’t be disappointed! 🀘 also available to purchase on Bandcamp too!

find all of our features, reviews, music, merch and more on our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk 🍞

Just The Crust 25/10/21: Leopard Rays – Carried Away β˜€οΈ

our feature for this week’s Just The Crust is the brand new tune from the North East’s Leopard Rays 🀘

their latest song, “Carried Away” is yet another strong single from the indie rock outfit. with lovely guitar licks throughout, driving drums and basslines, matched with a fantastic vocal and quality songwriting, the tune really echoes working class indie tunes of the 2000s 😎 it’s a no-nonsense banger that you can belt out at the top of your voice at a gig!

we love the build up to that huge outro chorus, dropping away and building up and up until the finale of the track – absolutely fantastic from these chaps! πŸ™Œ definitely worth checking the rest of their singles out as well, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for them! 😊

head on over to Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/artist/0jpKPh1gpngGauHKDSDYVb/ to find their discography in full – give em a follow to keep up to date with all their tunes! πŸ₯ͺ class stuff.

head on over to our website at www.breadrecords.co.uk to find all of our features, music and reviews and more! 🍞