The Thekla Archives: 2012
Royal Republic, Thekla presents Royal Republic: 14+ EVENT
- Tuesday 13th November 2012
- Supported by: Kopek
ROYAL REPUBLIC have advanced at light speed in their homeland into one of Sweden’s hottest tips thanks to their explosive energy, a certain irresistible charm and an arsenal of songs aimed at your head like guided missiles. Now they’ve loaded up the trucks with their tight-as-a-bug’s-ass live show and their Britpop, punk and funk-influenced repertoire to conquer the fabled ‘rest of the world’!. Founded at the end of 2007, Royal Republic’s sound is not only refreshing; it’s refreshingly different, as evidenced by the rapturous reactions to their September 2009 debut single, “All Because Of You”. Big, twangy guitars stab their way along a rumbling, tumbling bassline, all punctuated by knockout punch drumming and adorned by frontman Adam Grahn’s distinctive, streetwise vocals for an unmistakable dose of uniquely Royal Republic über-fucking-coolness.