CD review ROYAL REPUBLIC ‘Club Majesty’

(7/10) Musicians of Swedish Royal Republic met in 2007 at Malmö Academy of Music and started a band that combines various influences. Rock meets Disco meets some Soul, this is Royal Republic.

The quartet scored already some successes in their home-country and overtime they also became more popular outside Europe with their third album ‘Weekend Man’ ending up at position 15 in the German longplayer charts.

After having released three successful album Royal Republic went back to the drawing board for sketching new songs for their fourth album. ‘Club Majesty’ is this new longplayer that’s charged up with eleven songs.

Like with many other Swedish bands also these four guys have inhaled the power of melodies. ‘Club Majesty’ is full of catchy songs with hooklines that for sure does their job. The main generator of these melodies are keyboards that are very much in focus and a main pillar of Royal Republic’s sound. In general it’s a Disco vibe being the dominant factor while songs like ‘Fortune Favors’ remind of German The Bosshoss, just better.

‘Flower Power Madness’ reflects some Soul influences and ‘Fireman & Dancers’ mixes Queen and Disco to an addictive opener. Equipped with a good sound that album shines bright in the reflections of the disco ball.

‘Club Majesty’ is an interesting album that could be exciting for fans of The Night Flight Orchestra. It’s for sure a longplayer also metalheads might listen to but never admit doing it.


(7/10)

Tracklist:

  1. Fireman & Dancer
  2. Can’t Fight The Disco
  3. Boomerang
  4. Under Cover
  5. Like A Lover
  6. Blunt Force Trauma
  7. Fortune Favors
  8. Flower Power Madness
  9. Stop Movin’
  10. Anna-Leigh
  11. Bulldog

Label: Nuclear Blast

Genre: Rock

Release Date EU: May 31st, 2019

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