Groovy. Heavy. Psychedelic. — These are three words that have been used time and time again to describe Nashville based Alternative/Experimental Rock band, Spirits Republic… a band that is known to deliver a fun, fresh slice of progressive alt-rock and has been cited as being, “dynamic”, “unapologetic” and “like Led Zeppelin mixed with Smashing Pumpkins with a hint of early Red Hot Chili Peppers and Primus.”
Spirits Republic is made up of Russell Somer (lead vocals/guitar), Perry Dornbush (drums) and Ricky DeMeo (bass), all originally hailing from the Northeast (New York and Massachusetts) and now based in Nashville, TN. The three-piece came together in the summer of 2016 and quickly began working on original music that would be included on their debut album, “Hourglass.” From a young age, all three members of the band experienced the adrenaline rush of Rock N’ Roll and to this day they aim to make music that caters to what they personally love about listening to their favorite bands — interesting changes, catchy choruses, and dynamic genre blending within each song. Thriving in the party element, every show they play is high energy and unique with spontaneous set-list changes and improvisations that involve the crowd.
While still navigating their way through a global pandemic, Spirits Republic managed to stay busy and released four singles that have received raving reviews and significant airplay. The band has stepped into a space of creativity that keeps changing and evolving at an exciting pace. The two most recent singles; their head-spinning, funk-based “On & Bound” and a live cover of “Kids” by MGMT delighted audiences in the Fall of 2020, and they have since been hard at work perfecting over a dozen brand new songs that they plan on releasing in 2021.
The band has also been hard at work creating new digital content for their YouTube comedy channel, “Horrible TV” and delighting their followers with everything from skit videos to March Madness band brackets via their social media pages. Subscribe to their YouTube Channel today and keep your eyes out for the new music & videos coming your way soon! Follow Spirits Republic on Facebook and Instagram @spiritsrepublicmusic to stay up to date!