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LAist Interview: Republic of Loose's Mike Pyro

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Mike Pyro is the lead singer of Republic of Loose, and here at LAist we're all big fans. A week after their Los Angeles show at the Troubadour, Mike sits down with LAist and tries to hold a straight face while i ask him some stupid questions. But seriously, LAist found your new favorite band for you, and now we got their Lead singer on deck:

What did you think of Los Angeles, and are there any plans to do any more US shows?
Very civilised. Pristine bodies. Perfect teeth. The endgame of all human culture starts here. We'll be back as soon as possible, certainly. Maybe south by southwest.

What do you think about George W. Bush?
He's a good mover. Steve mcqueen-like. Good with the body language. Transparent, easy to read, which is excellent. Strategy and ideology don't mix so well though. Ya need that Clinton Machiavellian shit ta get things really poppin.

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Who are your favorite rap stars?
Crunchy Black of Three Six Mafia. Also of course Cam'ron the most evolved human on this earth. No homo.And Too Short of course.

What kinds of car(s) do the bandmates and yourself have? Or how do they prefer to get around town?
In dublin ya can walk. Ya wouldn't catch me drivin a car, or even sittin in one. Tha lads all have mazda's.

What's your favorite Beer or Drink?
Hennessy. Brandy is surely the greatest drug ever created? I don't drink anymore though. So chocolate milk.


What do you miss about Ireland when you're on tour?
Proper bread, milk, ugly women, potatoes, that type of shit. I miss being depressed about the expensive shit food. The produce, though is of a higher quality in ireland. We just don't know how to prepare it. And also the horrific random street violence. We miss that.

How is Isabel Reyes Feeney connected with the band, and are there more calloborations planned?
She used to be in a band with me sister called chicks. They were signed to dreamworks, then they werent. It would be nice to have someone young and hot and talented make contributions to our marketability, certainly. Iv already written some new shit with her voice in mind actually.

What are the guys' favorite films/books?
Movies, Sword of Doom, Beyond the valley of the dolls, the films of sam fuller, Gummo. Books, the russian shit. Gogol, the brothers karamazov, Borstal boy also.

Who does the band hope to appeal to in the US?
Human females.

Does the band have any tattoos? Who do they like to go to for ink?
Nope our muscles are too soft.

What's the biggest misconception about the Irish?
That they are Friendly and happy go lucky. The Irish are the most evil, bitter cynical people you've seen.

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Any last words for the readers?
Dipset bitch.

All live photos from 'Other Voices' shows and John Kelly taken by Siobhán Dempsey, Latitude Imaging.