Republica in Dubai

Alternative British indie group reform and rejoice at the Music Room

If you didn’t catch one of the many comeback gigs that took place in Dubai late last year, there are still plenty of opportunities to get in on some ’90s nostalgia in 2011. First up is alternative British indie group Republica, the band that brought us 1997 hit single ‘Ready to Go’ – a track that has been updated for a 2011 re-release – and ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’. The four-piece will be playing The Music Room on January 13, supported by local rockers Juliana Down. If you need a reminder, Republica were part of a wave of edgier, female-fronted indie acts that included bands such as Garbage who, coincidentally, began work on their fifth studio album last year, and are planning a 2011 tour.

Republica play The Music Room at the Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai on January 13.

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