The incredible Republica are back and they’ve been busy! They’ve been touring constantly over the last couple of years with a sell out 20th anniversary tour and festival appearances plus their first 2 albums being reissued this year as Deluxe Double and Triple CDs to be followed by the highly anticipated new album.
The band’s iconic and fiery front woman, Saffron, Tim Dorney (keyboard) and Johnny Male (guitar) rode the Britpop wave of female-fronted rock bands like Sleeper, Elastica, Garbage and Lush, injecting it with their self-dubbed “techno-pop, punk rock” sound. Between 1996 and 1999, Republica sold an incredible 3 million albums and clinched Top 5 slots in the UK, America and Europe with platinum sales across the globe, while their hit single ‘Ready to Go’ soared to No1 in several countries.
Their music has become the soundtrack to the past few decades – ‘Ready to Go’ has featured on more than 300 films and adverts and Wes Craven selected their hit single, ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ for the soundtrack to his hit movie Scream and invited them to perform at its Hollywood premiere.
With her unique sound and iconic image, it is only natural that Saffron has been in demand from a host of the world’s biggest music acts, including The Prodigy, The Cure and collaborated with Junkie XL and duetted with St Ettiene, Gary Numan, Jeff Beck and DJ Carl Cox. We cannot wait for the incredible REPUBLICA to perform on the Main Stage at Bristol Pride. We know they’ll blow us all away.