Released in the fall of 2005, it took the band’s career to a new level. The album received very positive feedback from numerous reviewers, both local and foreign, agreeing that it is one of the best alternative rock records to come out of the Baltic States. "The album has a drive from the beginning on. [...] Amazing quality so early in the band's history" wrote Overhook Music from Finland. Despite a neglectful stance towards the rock format in the Baltic media, tracks from the album managed to enter several local charts.
For three weeks, the video for the song "Idol” stood at number one on the Baltic Top 30 – a unified weekly chart conducted by several Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian radio stations and TV channels, and the ballad “Maybe” topped the charts at Mazeikiu Aidas radio station. “Maybe” is also in rotation on the new alternative radio station Opus 3. IR is a hard-working live band, playing various local events and clubs. They opened for Tito and Tarantula at the Rudstock 2004 festival, toured in Germany, Poland, Latvia, the Netherlands and the UK. IR has won the Best Rock Artist of the Year award and Now or Never was nominated for the Best Album of the Year at the Lithuanian alternative music awards A.LT.
The band was the featured artist of the week at ubl.com, an international independent music website, and will be a cover artist on the next issue of the popular Gramofonas music/hi-fi magazine. They have recently played numerous unplugged shows, not just in club venues but a live on-air radio performance as well. The band is currently preparing for a spring 2007 tour of Europe. 2) IR was a hard rock band from Latvia during 1980s. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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