Tag Archives: Rock

Divus Julius presents: Strange Ranger

Strange Ranger’s 2021 album No Light In Heaven played like a conscious deconstruction of the “rock band” label. The tracklist flitted between industrial noise, George Clanton-esque underground pop, shoegaze-inspired sounds, and straight-up bar rock, challenging the listener to reimagine what cohesion looks like in a modern indie rock-leaning LP. Pure Music, the band’s new project, is out July 21. Today, their new single “She’s on Fire” arrives.

Music by Bergman: Lanterns on the Lake

Lanterns on the Lake are a band from Newcastle Upon Tyne who combine dreamy, melancholic Indie rock with beautiful layers of texture and celestial melodies that thread around intricate instrumentation.

Lanterns On The Lake will release their Versions Of Us album on 2 June via Bella Union, Radiohead’s Philip Selway on drums, “Real Life” follows the band’s earlier singles – “The Likes Of Us” and “String Theory”.

Music by Bergman: The Hoosiers

The Hoosiers are an English pop rock band formed in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 2003 and relocated to Yatton, Somerset. The band consists of members Irwin Sparkes (lead vocals, lead guitar) and John Mann (drums, percussion, vocals).

Their first single “Worried About Ray” reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart in July 2007. In October 2007, they released their debut album The Trick to Life, which reached number 1 in the album charts. The Hoosiers are back with Hello Sunshine – the lead single from their forthcoming fifth album.

The muses of La Musa: Meg Myers

Meg Myers is making a powerful return to music. The rock artist known for her massive hits, “Running Up That Hill,” “Desire,” “Numb” and “Lemon Eyes,” returns to the stage with an empowering third studio album. You can taste Meg‘s furious feminist energy when she often flaunts her multi-hyphenate genre-spanning style as she oscillates between themes of empowerment and self-doubt. Titled TZIA, the album from the American singer-songwriter is the follow-up to 2018’s Take Me To The Disco,

4Ever Songs: Toto ‘Hold The Line’

 Since the moment they released their debut album, Toto have been enjoying enormous success within the mainstream audience, especially from the 70s till the 80s. To date, they have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and are proud owners of numerous awards, including Grammys. Throughout the years, the band had numerous line-up changes but they still warm up our hearts with awesome songs such as “Hold the Line”, “Rosanna” and “Africa”. Among all songs from their lengthy career and huge catalog, 

“Hold the Line” was released back in 1978 as the band’s first single ever and also featured in their debut self-titled album. 

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.