Labelled “Sweden's most addictive rock'n'roll export”, Royal Republic play Rockhal on Thursday.
Malmö band Royal Republic (photo Leo Akesson) mix riffy guitars, king sized tunes and jet-packed beats with their own eclectic tastes and inimitable joie de vivre. They produce the kind of no-nonsense tongue-in-cheek rock’n’roll that seems beloved in Sweden and Germany, where they have also enjoyed success, as last year’s ‘Boomerang’ testifies. In the video, the band wears the kind of snazzy suits that they say most of their contemporaries wish they had the balls to pull off. The Rockhal says: “They'll rock the shit out of your and make you dance like you've won the lottery.”