Last updated: 22 October 2010
Formed in Neath in 2008, The Last Republic are a hot tip from many in the music industry.
The fivepiece (Aron Harris on drums and percussion, David Llewellyn on keyboards and synths, Dafydd Anthony on lead guitar, Jon Owen on vocals and rhythm guitar and Joey Daniels on bass guitar) was formed at Neath's The Duke Of Wellington in 2008.
They forged a swirling, whirling indie rock sound that had enough originality and quality to get swift recognition from the music industry. The have gigged extensively and even played the main stage of V Festival courtesy of The Road To V competition - in which they beat 3500 other artists and followed in the footsteps of The Young Knives and Bombay Bicycle Club.
They recorded their début album, Parade, at the famous Monnow Valley studio complex in Monmouthshire and the set is due for release on 1 November 2010. It was recorded with Chris Sheldon (Radiohead, Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters) who was given Parade a warm, voluminous quality.
A lead single from the album, CCTV, is released on 25 October. The Last Republic have been given airplay by Radio 1's Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe and Xfm, plus have big fans at NME and Kerrang! Radio.