Republic Of Loose – Hold Up

Single Review by Mark Bayross

The kings of the incomprehensible press release return, although their PR’s illiterate rambling is hardly a problem for you, dear reader. Of more relevance is the fact that this, the second single (as far as I can tell) from their THIS IS THE TOMB OF THE JUICE album is one breezy slab of fun.

Funkier than Funkadelic funking down to Funkytown, this shows that a bunch of white Irish dudes can take on Outkast, James Brown and prime-time Prince any day when the mood takes them.

B-side RUGGED is just that – dirtier, grittier, rap-fueled and slightly more menacing, although not without its sense of playfulness intact.

5 stars

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