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Divus Julius presents: Papooz

The French duo Papooz was formed in 2012 in Paris. The band’s name was is based on their tropical association. Papooz consists of Ulysse Cottin and Armand Penicaut.  They released last year their latest album, Night Sketches,

Papooz have a talent for sway pop and irrefutable groove like very few of their compatriots, aside from Phoenix we cannot think of anyone else. Tropical pop here, wild bossa nova there, all of it deeply anchored in the American style of the Seventies,

‘The Garden’- their brand new single-  follows a successful debut U.S. tour from Papooz earlier this year, playing sold-out venues just ahead of the C-19 lockdown.

Divus Julius presents: Disclosure

A pop-oriented synthesis of numerous styles, including house, garage, dubstep, and bass, along with well-timed vocal collaborations, made Disclosure one of the most successful production teams of the 2010s. Although they broke through while the path to commercial success was shortening for acts classified as EDM (electronic dance music), the duo, consisting of English siblings Guy and Howard Lawrence, separated themselves with a deeper awareness of underground dance music dating back to the disco era.

After returning in February with ‘Ecstasy’, Disclosure have confirmed that they’ve got a brand new album on the way! Called ‘ENERGY’ the new record is set to land on 28th August.

 

Divus Julius presents: The Streets

Mike Skinner’s The Streets gave British rap a voice of its own and changed the course of pop music. 

The Streets are back. The UK rap project, led by Mike Skinner, have returned with a new Tame Impala collaboration called “Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better.” It’s the first song to be released from Skinner’s forthcoming mixtape None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive—out July 10 via Island. The tape marks The Streets’ first full-length since 2011’s Computers and Blues.

Divus Julius presents: Sammy Brue

Since Sammy Brue released his debut album I Am Nice in 2017 , the now-18-year-old Utah singer-songwriter has been hailed as an “Americana prodigy” by Rolling Stone, as a “wunderkind” by American Songwriter, been labeled one of the “teenagers shaping pop” by The New Yorker; and performed at the Newport Folk Festival and played shows with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Lukas Nelson and Hayes Carll.

Sammy Brue has been writing songs since the age of 10. After receiving an acoustic guitar from his father for Christmas, he quickly embraced the instrument and began learning the songs of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie. Since writing his first song (a fingerpicked, autobiographical tune titled “The Woody Guthrie Song”) at the age of 11, Brue has released three homespun EPs, a debut album, I Am Nice, a 2018 EP, Down with Desperation and his sophmore album Crash Test Kid.

DIVUS JULIUS PRESENTS: BRAIDS

BRAIDS are a Montreal-based, three-piece band. Formed in 2007, they have solidified a decade-long reputation for their musical ingenuity and established themselves as one of Canada’s most acclaimed art rock bands. With Standell-Preston’s vocals as the pillar of their sound, BRAIDS weave organic and electronic elements together amidst a lyrical landscape that is intimate and emotionally-immersive. 

The have released Shadow Offering, their first studio album in five years. “Young Buck”, has been the first single shared.

Divus Julius presents: Bright Eyes

Conor Oberst formed Bright Eyes as a solo project in 1995, aged just 15. His first album, A Collection Of Songs Written And Recorded 1995–1997, was recorded in his basement and released on Saddle Creek Records. Distinctly adolescent  the album wasn’t well-reviewed. But with the addition of Mike Mogis and later Nate Walcott, Bright Eyes were impressively prolific over the following several years, releasing nine studio albums, multiple EPs, and several collaboration albums. They refined their sound, gaining critical acclaim without losing what made them special, and continued until 2011.

Bright Eyes have released their second comeback single, ‘Forced Convalescence’. The track follows on from recent drop ‘Persona Non Grata’, their first new material since 2011, and arrives ahead of a new album they’ve previously said will arrive this year “no matter what”.

Divus Julius presents: Douglas Dare

English songsmith Douglas Dare returns with his third and most stripped back studio album to date, Milkteeth,  He has often been compared to James Blake, but Milkteeth contains timeless ballads, and his sound becomes more introspective, a late night sound world that evokes both loneliness and comfort.

Dare’s music speaks of his own experiences of universal themes like love, loss, and childhood. Perhaps most importantly, his music gives a voice and a sanctuary to anyone who’s ever felt unusual or out of place.