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Royal Republic: A roundhouse kick to the heart

Royal Republic | Electric Ballroom | 2 March 2016

“Four Swedes walk into a room…” sounds like the setup to a really bad joke, especially when one of them’s wearing a Colonel Sanders bowtie. But saving rock ‘n roll is serious business and Royal Republic waste no time getting down to it.

As they rip into ‘When I See You Dance With Another’ it’s immediately obvious there’s a lot more to the Malmö quartet than that old “three chords and the truth” business. Sure, their snappy, no-nonsense songs are so instantly gratifying that, within 30 seconds, you’re shouting along with all the finesse of a lager-fuelled football supporter. Yes, they deliver those foot-stomping hooks and fist-pumping choruses with such power and precision that you can almost smell the testosterone wafting off the stage. But what really sets these men apart is a self-confident swagger and look-at-me charisma that won’t let you look away.

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Royal Republic invading Electric Ballroom

Royal Republic are touring the UK early in 2016, kicking off their national trek the day after releasing their latest album.

“We’re absolutely stoked to announce our return to the UK,” the band said in a statement. “Very much looking forward to supporting Theory Of A Deadman on these dates, and very much looking forward to playing some new stuff! It’ll be brutal! Can’t wait!”

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