Fireworks

Royal Republic - 'Club Majesty' http://ns2.rocktopiarecords.com/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/5a/60/c7/royal-republic-club-majesty-82-1565357518.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     August 07, 2019    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
3870   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Title

Label

Genre

Genre

I'm still not sure quite what to make of this release, but it's really, really good... I think!

Formed in 2007, Swedish four-piece Royal Republic unleashed their debut album in the band's home country before cranking things up even more with the 2012 follow-up 'Save The Nation'. This garnered enough attention to see them play support slots in the UK, France, Germany and even Australia. After a departure to make a more acoustic-based album called 'Royal Republic And The Nosebreakers' in 2014, the group then released 'Weekend Man' in 2016 where the title-track was used in the soundtrack for the video game 'Dirt 4'.

'Club Majesty' is the band's latest effort and my first taste of their work, and frankly I had no idea what to make of what I was hearing. That's not a negative by the way, it was just unlike anything I could think of. The bouncy opener 'Fireman And Dancer' had a hint of fellow Swedes The Electric Boys in there, but it also has a backing vocal arrangement that made me think of eighties Popsters Heaven 17... and then they throw in a saxophone solo to boot – and that's just the first song!

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


'Can't Fight The Disco' also has a touch of Conny Bloom and his Electric Boys about the verse, the madcap 'Boomerang' is like Madness meets Dead Or Alive and 'Under Cover' bobbles along on a booming bass line and Disco beat. The curveballs just keep coming with the heavy grind of 'Like A Lover', whereas 'Blunt Force Trauma' employs Funk guitars, Electronica and horns. 'Fortune Favours' is an expletive-ridden groove-based cut, 'Flower Power Madness' is a sort of Jamiroquai meets Scissor Sisters on steroids effort and the synth-based repetition of 'Stop Movin'' is maddeningly infectious. 'Anna Leigh' employs a pure eighties drum sound and arrangement, while the breakneck 'Bulldog' hurtles proceedings to an end.

This combination of Adam Grahn's quirky lead vocals, a complete mishmash of musical styles, bonkers arrangements, thumping bass, funky guitars and a frankly unique sound made this an album I kept coming back to. I'm still not sure quite what to make of this release, but it's really, really good... I think!

James Gaden

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  April 2021  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
     1  2  3  4
  5  6  7  8  91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 day, 12 hours ago
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Many thanks for your purchase, pls. check your mail.
  • Paul wiv : I have bought issue 89 on download but it has not appeared on my account
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»
  • Berny : Hi @Stuey6666: You are using two user names on Rocktopia. All current orders were assigned to your second account, pls. check your mail again.
  • Stuey6666 : Hi Berny - ordered 4 issues last week - still not arrived - have checked spam etc not there. cheers stu
  • Berny : @Adolfo: I've also just sent you the magazine via WeTransfer. But please check you junk mail folder, the mail was definitely sent earlier today.
  • Berny : Hi @Adolfo: Have you already checked your spam folder? If the mail cannot be found, pls. contact me at «email»
  • Adolfo : «email»
  • Adolfo : My e - mail
  • Adolfo : I don't have any e - mail.
  • Berny : @Adolfo: Pls. check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • Adolfo : I have order the #94 but I can't find the download
  • RockingHerb : Thank You Berny.
  • Berny : Hello @snowwolf: Pls. check your mail! Thanks in advance! B.
  • snowwolf : I bought the new issue at noon yesterday and it is now 4am the next day. Any idea when I’ll be able to download it?
  • Berny : @RockingHerb: Many thanks for your purchase. Pls. check your mail.
  • RockingHerb : When will my recent purchase show in my downloads. there is a message saying up to 3 hours is this correct
  • Johns Band : Will videos appear again in watch and listen. Good way for who albums to buy. I have Wrathchild - Live From London on DVD that might have been here. YouTube have averts now.
  • Berny : @rocktu: We used to produce a series of podcasts that were available for download on Rocktopia. Other than that, there's no radio station I am aware of.
  • rocktu : Hi i would like to know was there ever a radio station of fireworks
  • rocktu : Hi
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #93 is out now! : - )
  • Berny : Hello @zigma33, you should have received a download link two days ago. Could you pls check your inboxes? Many thanks, B. :)
  • zigma33 : Hi! I purchased your latest issue #92 yesterday but never received my download.
  • daveomd : Got it along with my download, everything looks great! Thanks, Dave
  • Berny : @daveomd: We sent you a mail immediately after your purchase, and have just sent another email now. Please contact me at «email» should you not receive it. Many thanks!
  • daveomd : I purchased your latest issue #92 but never received my download.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site