It’s been two years since Republic Of Loose took a sharp left turn from the road they had paved with perfect pop songs to make an album the Irish Times described as “tangled up in banging, electro-laced club tunes”. 2010’s Bounce At The Devil left critics clamouring for superlatives to describe the sheer breadth of the bands creative reach.
“A devilishly, decadently, defiantly great album” Hotpress
"an enormous artistic leap" The Sun
"a throbbing, dirty, bounce-heavy sound that wipes the floor with the toe-curling crooners and pop tarts that are clogging up the Irish airwaves" The Mirror
"an undeniably fantastic record" State.ie
"leaves you breathless" Mail on Sunday
"it's sinfully good" Sunday World
"a considerable leap forward on their teriffic fourth album" RTE Guide
But after stretching those “4 to the floor” muscles, Mik Pyro and co. felt the time was right to treat the citizens of Looseville to some old fashioned velvety textures again. As a truly modern band, navigating the changing tides of the music business has been a perilous voyage for many Irish bands but Republic Of Loose have steered a wise course. Remaining independent and keeping ownership of their masters and copyrights, the band have been able to licence their music to various networks including MTV and NBC in the US, TV shows and movies in the UK, France and further afield. This control has allowed the band to remain true to themselves and free of compromise. Their unyielding integrity has seem them through choppy waters only to emerge now with the sublime single ‘They Pay For Love’. Yes indeed, Republic Of Loose are back, back on top with the kind of tune that made them kings of the airways way back when. Already FM104’s Strawberry Pick Of The Week and with a performance of the song coming up on the Late Late Show, Republic Of Loose will be booking a December tour to celebrate their return.