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Review: Lluther – Live @ The Button Factory (March 27th, 2010)

Posted in Gig Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , on March 28, 2010 by Tickets There

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.


Lluther – Song Previews On Hold & Dublin Show This Weekend!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on March 24, 2010 by Tickets There

In a surprise and very suspicious move. Lluther have announced that previews from their second album, Rise of The Reptile King are on hold until further notice.

The group, who’ve already released four of the albums tracks made the announcement last week on their MySpace giving no explanation for the sudden change in plans. So far, four tracks have been released for download (In The Dollhouse, King of Nothing, Rise of The Reptile King & Femme Fatale)

Now, Tickets There is no expert (we are, but this is us connecting with you folks), but we suspect some record company have heard how kick ass the material is and decided to give the band a record deal. Of course this is pure speculation but that’s what we’re gathering from the following official statement,

I cant tell you why…..& I cant even tell you why I cant tell you why :), but all will be revealed in time 😉

Things are afoot………….

The band are set to play the full album for the first time live, at their forthcoming gig in Dublin’s, The Button Factory this Saturday (March 27th). Tickets are available from the door or www.tickets.ie (€13.50 – €2 discount if you present a flyer on the night)

As soon as we have news of the mysterious stoppage, we’ll tell ye. Visit Lluther’s Official Site to hear the tracks released so far.

Lluther – Femme Fatale (Single Review)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, Single Review with tags , , , , , , , on March 11, 2010 by Tickets There

Didn’t we say Lluther’s Femme Fatale would rock the bollocks of a mammoth? Yes we did and the good news is, it would!

A fortnight ago they gave us sexy, now we have balls to the wall, guitar driven hard rock. The fourth release from their sophomore album, Rise of the Reptile King see’s the band plug into the hard edged, gritty but sleek, cut throat eighties guitar driven rock n roll. Behind the wall of riffs and solo styled tangents, there’s belting, fist breaking drums and a hard ass bass that gives the song that little je ne sais que that every good rock song needs.

From start to finish, there isn’t a lax moment. The intensity never slips, the chorus doesn’t get old and overall, it’s a fine package of good old fashioned rock with a nice glossy makeover, perfectly in keeping with the other songs we’ve heard thus far from Rise of the Reptile King.

Visit Lluther’s Official Website and download Femme Fatale now (and get King Of Nothing to, great track) and check Tickets There on March 20th for our review of their next track, Enough.