Republic of Loose // Free download of ‘I Love the Police’
After what had seemed like a fairly subdued promotional campaign, it’s suddenly all happening at Loose HQ.
Up ’til yesterday, all we’d heard of the fourth album Bounce at the Devil was the Ian Brownish lead single ‘The Man,’ but in the past 24 hours we’ve been subject to a barrage of new music from what is indisputably the biggest funk noise to come out of Terenure since that one guy requested the DJ play ‘Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag’ at Brady’s.
Yesterday, Nialler9 premiered a dancey number called ‘Satan Bounce (Waltz with Satan & the Mechanical Prostitute)’ on his blog, and today the band have posted a new number called ‘I Love the Police’ for free download in exchange for a tweet or Facebook mention. Also yesterday, the band performed a free gig in the O2 which was helpfully broadcast live online and can be played back now from the phone company’s website.
I’ve only had the chance to listen to the album through once, but it’s definitely a new direction for the band (hardly a shock at this stage) with loads of Madchester, dub and acid dance influences thrown in along with some tasty Irish flute and other curiosities. I’m reserving judgement for now but I have a feeling it’s going to be interesting getting to know the new record.
Bounce at the Devil will hit shops and online stores on October 8.
Update: Kill me now. Just did a search for the James Brown song on Google and it autopredicted ‘Papa’s Got A Brand New Badge’…