ROXY JULES is balancing somewhere between something fragile and porous and something noisy and confronting. The songs are revolving around distorted guitars, electronic beats and Julie Runa’s hazy and intriguing vocal and lyrics. Last year she released the EP “Still Falling Through The White”. The lead single "Jocelyn" is produced by Trentemøller and was one of the most played songs on Danish national radio P6 Beat. Also Simone Marie Butler (bassplayer Primal Scream) liked the song and played it on her radio show Naked Lunch at Soho Radio.
ROXY JULES has been compared to acts like Tricky and Sonic Youth and described as a love child of The Kills and PJ Harvey.
Before the EP ROXY JULES has released four full length albums. Both the EP and the albums have been very well recieved and ROXY JULES has been compared to acts like Trickey, Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine - and has been described as a love child of The Kills and PJ Harvey.
The music speaks a language of its very own and shows how beauty and raw power can interact in the best possible way.
A few things that has been written about the EP:
American Pancake about “Jocelyn”:
“the raw rocker "Jocelyn" has garage rock bones covered with post punk flesh and blood. The hazey tones have a patina of desert rock, with chunky guitar layers and a lovely dominant punch splash coming off the drums. Runa's vocal aesthetic is hushed but steely eyed and bathed with backing harmonies that are so alluring. (…) It feels raw and organic and in the end because of that, "Jocelyn" stays with you after the song ends like a ghost. “
Moths And Giraffes about the lyrics on two of the tracks onthe EP “Still Falling Through TheWhite”: “One of the things I love about Jocelyn is the imagery in Roxy Jules’ lyrics, especially this line: ‘They were so young back then, looking for the kind of love you read about on the back of cool bookstores’ toilet doors.’ That line immediately transports you to the location and makes you question exactly what kind of love Roxy Jules is talking about.”
“Lyrically, Jules is at her most poetic amongst these songs on Porous & Ivory Black. The whole lyric here is so interesting, but the stand-out verse, to me, is: ‘The feathers from the angel’s wings are falling towards Earth like snow, walking back through a wildflower meadow, strikingly red lips and a bottle of Bordeaux.’ If this EP existed in a physical package, it would be an essential part of the listening experience to go through the lyrics as the music plays them out.”
Nothing But Hope And Passion about the opening song on the EP “As White As The White In White Noise”: "The gloomy As White As The White In White Noise is a first teaser from her new EP Still Falling Through The White and it’s a great testament of nocturnal goth folk, reminding me a bit of Mazzy Star, PJ Harvey, The Kills and the also quite great new band King Hannah. She adds a tender noisy and gritty vibe to the sinister melancholia of her ballads and that really captivates the listener. If you happen to be a fan of that sort of sound it’s about time to get hyped about Roxy Jules.”
Postcard Elba about “As White As The White In White Noise”
"The song keeps you on your toes by charting unexpected waters, like a conversation allowed to flow unrestricted. It allows it to be “epic” in a way few other songs achieve."
A few quotes about the fourth full lenght RXOY JULES album “ROXY JULES IV”:
“Elektroniske elementer gør Roxy Jules’ melankolske rockmusik endnu mere nærværende”
- Soundvenue ⭐⭐⭐⭐
"She has been compared to a cross between PJ Harvey and Sonic Youth, but this young lady is so much more. This is rock music that will move you, emotionally and otherwise, with words that cut deep and music that washes over you like a tidal wave." - Indie Voice blog
“Four albums into her career and Roxy Jules is still remaining steadfastly uncompromising. As with the most obvious influences on her sound, PJ Harvey and Sonic Youth, there’s a real tone of the underbelly of society, with washes of electronic hail, thudding bass lines and Roxy’s deliberate, choked vocals. Julie Runa (aka Roxy Jules) makes music which is paradoxically towering and menacing, yet also at an imminent state of collapse. If all Hell hasn’t already broken loose, it’s just about to.” - Sonic Noise
“The dynamically restless “Come Away With Me” showcases the rough and delicate facets of the Jules’ music. It burbles with pressing electronic squiggles and quirks while sizzling with a gritty, pummeling grind. A sharply cracked beat, clacking percussion, and noisy buzzing is balanced by Jules’ lightly rising, ruefully bittersweet vocals that float in the air like a feather on the breeze.” - Rebel Noise
"ROXY JULES is Julie Runa, and her lyrics are just out of this world. Odd, noisy (although quiet sonically), and burbles with the kind of chemical reaction that is both sexy and profound. Can that happen?? Yes. It just did with this single. Deal with it." - Come Here Floyd
“Roxy Jules IV' is definitely an album that will stay on my playlists for months to come, as there is so much detail in each track, and I highly recommend that everyone takes a listen."
- Nordic Music Review
The third RXOY JULES album “ROXY JULES III” received ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ in Danish music magazine Gaffa who wrote: "We needed acts like ROXY JULES at the Danish music scene: a courageous woman who is not afraid of saying ugly things and being gloomy - a some sort of love child from The Kills leadsinger Alison Mosshart and PJ Harvey. I love it"
And also ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ by Danish music blog GFR who wrote: "To make it short ROXY JULES III is an uncompromising intelligent and original album and it is without a doubt one of the best albums I stumbled upon this year."