Royal Republic

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Royal Republic
Royal Republic live at Electric Ballroom.jpg
Royal Republic performing at the Electric Ballroom in London, 2016
Background information
Origin Malmö, Sweden
Genres Garage rock,[1] alternative rock,[2] rock 'n' roll,[3] hard rock[4]
Years active 2007–present
Labels Cosmos Music Group, Roadrunner Records, Warner Bros. Records, Vertigo Records
Website www.royalrepublic.net
Members Adam Grahn
Hannes Irengård
Jonas Almén
Per Andreasson

Royal Republic are a rock band from Malmö, Sweden.[5] The band is currently signed to Universal Music and managed by Odyssey Music Network.

History[edit]

2007-2012: Foundation and We are the Royal[edit]

Royal Republic were founded in 2007. The first album, We are the Royal, was recorded under the supervision of Swedish producer Anders Hallbäck in Malmö.[6] The album was mixed at ToyTown Studios and completed with the help of Stefan Glaumann.[7] On 6 August 2009, the record was released in Sweden and received wide acclaim from critics, fans and radio stations.

All three singles reached No.1 on Bandit Rock’s Most-Wanted-List.[8] Tommy-Gun also reached first place on MTV Rockcharts.[9] Royal Republic gained success in Germany through a collective tour with the Donots.[10]

2012-2014: Save the Nation[edit]

On 24 August 2012 the band released their second album titled Save the Nation.[11] It was recorded by Michael Ilbert at Hansa Studio 1 and Hansa Mix Room.[10] Tom Coyne mastered the record at Sterling Sound in New York City.[12] Save the Nation was widely critically acclaimed and resulted in a better chart position than its predecessor We are the Royal.[13][14][15][16] The release of the album was followed by concerts in Australia, Great Britain, Germany, France and the Benelux countries.[17] Through the support of bands like Social Distortion, The Subways, Die Toten Hosen and blink-182 the band earned major recognition.[10][18][19][20]

In addition, Royal Republic played in 2013 at the tradition-rich German festivals Rock am Ring and Rock im Park.[21]

2014-2016: Royal Republic & The Nosebreakers[edit]

In 2014 Royal Republic turned towards acoustic music. On 28 March the Swedes released Royal Republic and the Nosebreakers, on which songs from the previous albums We are the Royal and Save the Nation were re-interpreted in an acoustic and country-like way.[22] For the realization of the project, Adam Grahn, Hannes Irengard, Jonas Almén and Per Andreasson were assisted by studio musicians Daniel Olsson, Anders Svensson and Oskar Appelqvist.[23] The latter even joined the band on the same tour.

All songs except This Means War were recorded at the Sunnana Studio by Markus Nilsson.[24] They were largely mixed by Michael Illbert, who already mixed the previous record, at the Hansa Mix Room. This time the mastering was carried out at Chartmakers by Svante Forsbäck.[25] The accompanying tour for this acoustic album consisted of nine dates, which led the band to Germany, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria and Poland.

2016: Weekend Man[edit]

On 26 February 2016 Royal Republic released their fourth album, Weekend Man. Christian Neander and Michael Tibes were brought in as producers for this project.[26] The latter was also responsible for the recordings that took place at Fuzzfactory in Berlin. Like their predecessors, Weekend Man was mixed by Michael Illbert at the Hansa Mix Room, and mastered by Tom Coyne of Sterling Sound.[12][27]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • We Are the Royal (2010)
  • Save the Nation (2012)
  • Royal Republic and The Nosebreakers (2014)
  • Weekend Man (2016)

Singles[edit]

  • "All Because of You" (2009)
  • "Tommy-Gun" (2010)
  • "Underwear" (2010)
  • "Full Steam Spacemachine" (2010)
  • "Addictive" (2012)
  • "Everybody Wants to Be an Astronaut" (2012)
  • "When I See You Dance With Another" (2015)
  • "Baby" (2016)
  • "Uh Huh" (2016)

Compilation CDs[edit]

Also available on several compilation CDs including:

  • Bandit Rock #2 (2009) – disc 1, track 16[28]
  • Bandit Rock #3 (2010) – disc 1, track 8[29]
  • Sweden Rock #2 (2009) – disc 1, track 9[30]
  • Sweden Rock #3 (2010) – disc 1, track 3[31]

Band members[edit]

  • Adam Grahn – vocals, guitar
  • Hannes Irengård – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonas Almén – bass guitar, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on 'I Don't Wanna Go Out'
  • Per Andreasson – drums, backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://musictour.firestone.eu/en/band-detail/royalrepublic
  2. ^ http://quellrock.ch/acts/royal-republic/
  3. ^ http://www.odyssey-music.net/royal-republic/
  4. ^ http://www.warnermusic.de/royal-republic
  5. ^ http://www.last.fm/music/Royal+Republic
  6. ^ "Beach House Music". Beach House Music. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  7. ^ "Presenter till barn och vuxna". Toytown.se. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  8. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/royal-republic-mn0002117998/biography
  9. ^ http://www.stubhub.com/royal-republic-tickets/performer/722546/
  10. ^ a b c http://www.n-tv.de/leute/film/Save-The-Nation-Neues-Album-der-Band-Royal-Republic-article7033991.html
  11. ^ https://www.discogs.com/de/artist/1930046-Royal-Republic
  12. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/artist/tom-coyne-mn0001032225
  13. ^ http://www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/reviews/cd_3/r_2/royal-republic-save.htm
  14. ^ http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/53101/Royal-Republic-Save-The-Nation/
  15. ^ http://teamrock.com/review/2012-10-16/royal-republic-save-the-nation
  16. ^ http://www.rocksins.com/reviews/royal-republic-save-the-nation-3/
  17. ^ http://www.setlist.fm/setlists/royal-republic-53d58f29.html?page=6
  18. ^ http://www.rock-regeneration.co.uk/wordpress/2012/05/the-subwaysroyal-republicturbowolf/
  19. ^ http://www.dietotenhosen.de/band/empfehlungen/cd/save-nation-das-neue-album-unserer-supportband-royal-republic
  20. ^ http://www.abendblatt.de/kultur-live/article108724922/Social-Distortion-der-schoenste-Haertefall-der-Stadtpark-Saison.html
  21. ^ http://www.rock-am-ring.com/history/2013
  22. ^ http://www.royalrepublic.net/video/royal-republic-and-the-nosebreakers--6--45-.html
  23. ^ http://paraplyproduktion.blogspot.de/2014/01/kunglig-turnepremiar.html
  24. ^ http://metunes.ru/release-idfedgjdg/Royal-Republic-And-The-Nosebreakers
  25. ^ https://www.discogs.com/de/Royal-Republic-Royal-Republic-And-The-Nosebreakers/release/5387311
  26. ^ http://www.universal-music.de/royal-republic/diskografie/detail/product:328927/weekend-man
  27. ^ https://www.discogs.com/de/Royal-Republic-Weekend-Man/release/8677301
  28. ^ "Bandit.se". Bandit.se. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  29. ^ [1] Archived 16 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  30. ^ "Musik på Nätet - CD, LP, Musik-DVD & Blu-ray - CDON.COM". Cdon.se. 2015-09-21. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  31. ^ "Vanden plas - far off grace - (cd) - musik". Ginza.se. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 

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