As a seasoned Irish gig goer, you become used to the majority of shows consisting of bands dressed in hoodies and converse, standing around muttering and acting very self-conscious and shy. The quality of music differs on the band of course but Tickets There, and people in general find a band more believable when they can perform their songs with confidence and tonight’s show by Dublin Industrial / Hard Rock five piece Lluther oozes confidence.
Tonight the bands here to film video’s for their new album, Rise of the Reptile King and treat fans to a performance of the full record. After an enjoyable warm up from the The Dublin Burlesque Cabaret & Social Club, Lluther explode on stage with the fiery hard rock Femme Fatale. The bands stage presence and setup is dauntingly impressive to say the least and each member performs their part with precision and perfect delivery.
Not being a huge expert on the bands first album or much of the newer material (latter of which you can’t hold against us, no-one knows the new stuff – Ed), Tickets There have to rely on the bands showmanship to help us enjoy the night and they don’t disappoint. Singles such as In The Dollhouse, Enough and King of Nothing are delivered with the same energy, power and slickness as the recordings but the bands live presence bring the songs to life in a way records can rarely capture.
Until She Comes & Rise of the Reptile King offer further highlights to the night, despite Gerry’s guitar cutting out during the latter, and a guest appearance from Moth Complex’s Aoife O’ Leary comes as a welcome treat before the band close the main set. Off course, curfew or no curfew, there’s no way the band would leave their fans hanging and they return to preform four or five tracks from the debut, Agents of Empire. An album Tickets There isn’t currently familiar with but after this show, that’s about to change.
Despite a small turn out for a gig of this size, it seems Lluther are on the right course to conquer the world of hard rock in the near future. Next time they play Dublin, you can be guaranteed people will have caught on.