The Intergalactic Republic Of Kongo are like nothing else. “I Don’t Need” is a psychedelic, left field pop track built on perfect synth lines, polyrhythmic drum patterns and chanting refrains, building to an epic crescendo.
It’s a heartbreak track that was inspired by a rupture in frontman and leader Mike Title’s life. As he describes it:
“I wrote ‘I Don’t Need’ broken-hearted. It’s the moment you’re staring into the eyes of anyone who’s already left. It’s the vicious lights and drowning sensation of freedom when all you desire is hope – and all you ever get is self-destruction”.
Mike Title is the visionary leading this gang of musicians, brought together from across Europe, North and West Africa with a dizzying array of influences and sounds, each one essential with Mike orchestrating the chaos.
Live they are incendiary, mind-bending and hypnotically compelling force as six members ferociously create an exhilarating immersive experience.