Mik Pyro was the front man of legendary Irish band Republic of Loose.
A fixture on Irish radio in the naughties with multi platinum album sales, Republic of Loose changed the landscape of Irish music winning plaudits from critics and artists alike, recording and playing live with U2, Sinead O'Connor, Shane MacGowan and Snow Patrol amongst others.
A solo Mik Pyro album has been in the works for some time but the pandemic saw Mik put that album on hold and take a sharp left turn. What has emerged is a deeply personal album. Gone are the perfect FM radio pop songs, the funk, blues and soul of Republic of Loose and in it's place Mik has produced a record for grown ups.
In Mik's words: "It's a big departure from the Loose. It's kinda rain soaked Country n Irish music believe it or not. I wanted to make an album like this before I got back
to the funk, because I've been writing this kind of music my whole life but never released any of it".
Think Tom Waits, Dr.John, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones or Van Morrison and you're in this albums wheelhouse.
"Heroically uncompromising, one of the Irish albums of the year" Tony Clayton-Lea Irish Times
"A really really good record, it really is fabulous" Stuart Clark Hotpress
5 Stars - " His Unholy Irreverence finally releases his almost mystical debut solo album. . He was always Behan meets Bukowski but something of the soul of Luke Kelly also lurks in these new songs.- Alan Corr - RTE
"Soulful, life-affirming sounds" - Hotpress