Ballad of a Bystander
Reytons return with ‘Let Me Breathe’ single, the track is the first taster of their third album titled ‘Ballad of a Bystander. Amazingly, with no label and no backing the “Massive underdogs” bagged a number 1 album back in January with their second album ‘What’s Rock and Roll’.
‘Ballad Of A Bystander’ is set to be released 17th January on multiple formats, including standard black vinyl, coloured direct-to-fan and indies-only variants as well as CD and digital.
Pre-Order here: https://reytons.tmstor.es/
Despite the hum of wider music industry interest that followed the success of last January’s independently released ‘What’s Rock And Roll?’ album beating critics’ choice artists such as Måneskin to the top spot, the four-piece have chosen to stick to their DIY roots and release their third album independently.
Revelling in the direct support of their fans, which only grows in scale and fervour, the band made up of Rotherham’s Jonny Yerrell, Joe O’Brien, Lee Holland and Jamie Todd have been quick to write and record their anticipated follow-up despite the live demands that their success has brought. After a mammoth festival season covering the length and breadth of Europe, their biggest ever tour, including arena debuts, got underway last Saturday (23 September) at the ornate Olympia in Liverpool and continues into this weekend with a glorious sold-out ‘homecoming’ at Sheffield’s 12,500-capacity Utilita Arena.
Announcing the 12-track Ballad Of A Bystander album with the beats-driven main stage mover, Reytons indicate more of the crowd-pleasing, hands-aloft, aspirational indie that has brought so many all-ages music fans to their door since releasing their Top 20 debut album, ‘Kids Off The Estate’ in November 2021. Pleasing radio listeners as well as the people, Reytons continue to gather airplay from national radio stations BBC R1, 6 Music and Radio X, whilst most recent streaming figures have posted 110,000,000 Spotify listens across their growing catalogue.
Destroying stagnation by following their own, predetermined route to further growth, the band has promised an album that expands their sonic boundaries and instils a sense of inclusivity, providing as many safe spaces for a diverse fanbase as they do zones to allow listeners of all distinctions a moment of release.
With growing rumours of even bigger live dates to come to celebrate what could be another chart-challenging success with ‘Ballad Of A Bystander’, the run of remaining dates as part of Reytons’ current UK Tour are as follows:
For the few remaining tickets as well as album pre-orders, value bundles and fan-only limited editions and updates visit: www.thereytons.com
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