Review: Royal Republic – ‘Club Majesty’

“where did we go wrong?”. It’s also not hard to imagine that somewhere along the line, Royal Republic have been influenced by the original art-rockers, Sparks. There’s even a smidgen of Duran Duran about the intro to ‘Can’t Fight The Disco’, and ‘Boomerang’ is so steeped in cheesy ‘80’s pop that it’s still wearing leg-warmers. Where’s the grit I hear you cry, well if it’s grit you want then move along, nothing to see here folks. But you might want to check out the swagger on ‘Like A Lover’, which also happens to feature some delicious guitar licks and a swinging drum sound. If you want some more of the same then switch your attention to the riotous ‘Fortune Favors’, which also happens to deliver the line of the album in “DJ this, DJ that, drop the bass you fucking twat”. The track is a wry indictment/dig at the state of the music industry today, and proves that although Royal Republic might be all about the fun, the songwriting is clever and observational. ‘Club Majesty’ is perhaps the most infectious and happiest 35 minutes of music that you are as likely to hear this year. All served up with lashings of tongue-in-cheek sauciness from the nutty Swedes. Available now on Nuclear Blast Review – Disco Stu  ]]>

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