Making music, making friends and making headlines, South Yorkshire’s turned-up-to-eleven indie anthemists The Reytons achieved the jaw-dropping feat of a UK Official Album Chart No.1 album at the turn of the year and, with the release of new single Let Me Breathe, announce another New Year bid for the top by introducing brand-new album ‘Ballad Of A Bystander’ to the fold.

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 on Fri 19 January 2024.

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:

  • Sat 30 Sep 2023 - Utilita Arena, Sheffield
  • Fri 6 Oct 2023 - O2 City Hall, Newcastle
  • Sat 7 Oct 2023 - O2 Academy, Glasgow
  • Fri 13 Oct 2023 - O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
  • Fri 14 Oct 2023 - O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
  • Thu 19 Oct 2023 - O2 Academy, Bristol
  • Fri 20 Oct 2023 - O2 Academy, Oxford
  • Sat 21 Oct 2023 - Guild Hall, Portsmouth
  • Thu 26 Oct 2023 - UEA, Norwich
  • Fri 27 Oct 2023 - O2 Academy, Birmingham
  • Sat 28 Oct 2023 - Great Hall, Cardiff
  • Fri 3 Nov 2023 - Bonus Arena, Hull

For the few remaining tickets as well as album pre-orders, value bundles and fan-only limited editions and updates visit:

Ballad Of A Bystander is set to be released on multiple formats, including standard black vinyl, coloured direct-to-fan and indies-only variants as well as CD and digital.

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