During 2019, The New Republic, a four piece alt rock band originating from East Yorkshire and now executing all their band efforts from Birmingham, delved into the depths of their creative minds to formulate and bring together an EP unlike any of their preceding bodies of work. Whilst remaining friends from school, the band wanted to continue on a trajectory that saw their musical style develop and mature. This new band outlook has been expressed in the form of “Electric Love’s Rock’n’Roller Disco”.
The tracklisting, which includes songs like EP opener “Roller Disco”- a driving pop punk style headbanger retains some of the bands original perspectives that brought the members together in the first place while remaining much in contrast to some of the notable latter tracks on the EP like “Wonderland” which is where we hear glimmers of the bands new direction.
Mikey, the lead guitarist discusses this notion:
“ …on songs such as Wonderland and Concepts we really tried to push ourselves with our songwriting to create something new and exciting. Whereas, Roller Disco and Man of Mystery have a much more punchy sound to them, hoping to grab your attention and get people moving. For us, this is why we write our songs – to get people dancing.”
The goal for this EP was to bring new listeners and to broaden the band’s fanbase, thus a slight alteration in sound naturally came to fruition, however, they don’t stray from the path too far and their main goal is still to get the crowd dancing:
“…the whole overarching theme of Electric Loves Rock’N’Roller disco was to bring new listeners into the world of The New Republic. We wanted to show people that even though we put the grind in our main aim is to have a good time.”.
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