It turns out Ireland are capable of making brilliant music after all! The last ace Irish export were B*Witched, but a band described as “Rock/Funk/Soul” but in fact sounding like a brilliant piece of urban/latino-pop, like Outkast or the Freeform Five. This band are called Republic of Loose, they’ve already had a no.2 album in Ireland and their MySpace with a variety of ace music is here. I never thought I’d hear Irish people rapping and it would sound good! The first song, Break is by far the best, sounding like it would be very at home in the clubs of Southern Europe, but the others are quite ace too, sounding like Outkast duetting with City High, Sting and Prince respectively.