Divus Julius presents: The Reytons

The South Yorkshire indie rockers are back with their DIY sophomore record that continues their heavy direction of upbeat guitar riffs and everyday lyrical focuses. This time, The Reytons provide a much more solid album with better sound, structure, and overall variety.

Now there’s an obvious elephant in the room whenever addressing South Yorkshire bands of this indie sound and whilst What’s Rock And Roll reminisces a faithful time in 2006, The Reytons are here now in 2023 and they have a solid record.

Music by Bergman: Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf is an English singer-songwriter from South London. Patrick utilises a wide variety of instruments in his music, most commonly the ukulele, piano and viola. He is known for combining electronic sampling with classical instruments and his loyal fanbase, the Wolfpack. Wolf’s styles range from Electronic Pop to Baroque Chamber music.

Back in November, Patrick Wolf returned with his first new music in a decade, a single called “Enter The Day,” which is set to appear on an EP called The Night Safari, arriving April 14. Today, Wolf is back with another song from the EP called “Nowhere Game.”

Best Covers: Ghostly Kisses “Back to Black”

French-Canadian dreamy pop singer-songwriter Margaux Sauvé, aka Ghostly Kisses released a cover of British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” on January 6, 2023.
Margaux Sauvé first covered the song back in 2016 and posted the video to YouTube. Since then, she has performed the song frequently in her concerts.

Introducing…Roo Panes

English singer/songwriter Andrew “Roo” Panes’ introspective lyrics, soulful voice, and deft fingerpicking have drawn comparisons to artists like Nick Drake, George Ezra, and Laura Marling. He issued his first EP, Once, in 2012 and stayed loyal to a hushed, acoustic palette across subsequent releases, including his full-length debut, 2014’s Little Giant.

British folk songwriter Roo Panes has shared his latest single ‘Our Time’, an elegant and meditative exploration of life and the many big questions it poses along the way.

4Ever Songs: Swing Out Sisters ‘Breakout’

Arriving in the mid-80s, Swing Out Sister stood out with a unique style of sophisticated cinematic jazz-infused pop. The group started as an instrumental duo comprising Andy Connell on keys and Martin Jackson on drums, before being joined by fashion designer to add vocals.

Prior to releasing their debut album, they put out the single Blue Mood in 1985 and it didn’t chart, but they would become known across the world just a year later with the song Breakout. It reached No 4 in the UK in the autumn of 1986, and rose to No 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and also resulted in a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.

The muses of La Musa: CMAT

The joker CMAT says in her Spotify biography that she is recovering from “an AliExpress addiction”, but the few songs she has published so far in her career seem to suggest an addiction to Vinted: the specialty of the Irish artist Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson is to give a second life (and a better life) to those second-hand melodies that have been gathering dust in a trunk for a long time. Singles like I Don’t Really Care for You and I Wanna Be a Cowboy, Baby! transform textbook country music into sparkling fringed pop with that proves that revival, like everything else, can be done right or wrong, with or without flair, by adding or taking away. Retro is also new with CMAT.

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