Dirtbag Republic’s fourth album now written before the release of their third one
With the release of Dirtbag Republic‘s third album Tear Down Your Idols having been delayed now for about a year and a half, the Canadian rockers have used their time wisely as they have announced that their fourth record is now basically already written. Dirtbag Republic consist of lead vocalist Sandy Hazard, lead guitarist Mick Wood, guitarist Mike Federici, bassist Dave Worden and drummer Ed Nijjer. The group had previously announced that it would be releasing its third album in the spring of 2021.
The following message was posted on Dirtbag Republic‘s Facebook page earlier today (with slight edits):
It has been 4 years since our last album. Our new album was completed at the end of 2019. We delayed releasing it due to the plague messing everything up for artists in general, worldwide.
We’ve got some news that we should be receiving the records soon. In a nutshell, there has been a nightmare issue with shipping out of Europe where it was manufactured.
We’ve had a lot of time on our hands. We released a video for Wannabees in January thinking the new album would be out in April. We did another video for Days Are Gone, which we’ll be releasing soon.
With free time comes writing. We have basically written the whole next record in this downtime and we can tell you that it is an absolute ass kicker of down and dirty tunes and will probably be our heaviest album to date. We’d like to thank everyone for being so patient about the new album delays.
We’re hoping to back to jamming in a month so we can start doing shows! Anybody in the Vancouver area, hit us up if you’d like to line up some gigs in October “hopefully.”
Here’s a demo of one of the tunes slated for album number 4, which we hope to start recording properly later this year.
This tune is about being pissed off and it’s a banger.
We hope you’re all doing well, now that we are slowly crawling out of this mess.”
Dirtbag Republic‘s “Wannabees” video: