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Mar
10
LARUSO @ The Royal

Derby, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Derby, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Jan
15
LARUSO @ The Duchess

York, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

York, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

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Music

Press


"They're melodic and brimming with gargantuan riffs.....magnificent." - Q magazine


"A Classic Case....is a well-structure and bombastically delivered combination of melody and muscle." - Kerrang


"There are melodies here that Funeral For A Friend would cream them selves over....The passion is infections, the production's smart and the choruses are huge" - Rocksound


"From the catchy hooks and "cheeky time signatures" of End Of Level Boss, to the hip-shaking skills of first single 1998 released 4th May, through the melancholic, sombre power of instrumental String & Cellotape and soaring vocals and uplifting chorus of the title track, A Classic Case Of Cause And Effect is shimmering with originality and maturity......Each of the 12 songs sees the five-piece pushing themselves to new and exciting extremes, working hard to bring something innovative to the table - and grow as musicians in the process" - Glasswerk National


"it's hard to find much to shrug about when listening to Sheffield-based five-piece Laruso. Clocking in a little shy of four minutes, it's initially surprising that the single flows without fear of dragging effortlessly promoting itself as an instantly accessible track that would sit as comfortably on a many a radio station playlist as it would in a long-player environment...... more than capable of holding the TV execs of La La Land to prime time ransom." - DailyMusicGuide


"There are few bands better suited to opening up a bill of this nature than Laruso. With a sound that incorporates big, metallic hooks with a distinct ear for melody.... What makes them stand out from the crowd is that they perform there songs with an excitable bounce and enthusiasm." - Kerrang


"Its nice to see local lads Laruso found time in their increasingly hectic schedule for a gig on home turf. When the band took took to the stage they looked the part impeccably. The crowd were absolutely mad for it.....A Classic Case Of Cause And Effect is just creating that much hype."

- Sheffield Star


"i'll be watching the prosperous Laruso with anticipation. as this is just the beginning of their rise to the top! Buy it!" - Shout4music


"'A Classic Case Of Cause And Effect’ is an album that enthrals from the second the opening chord is plucked right until the last vocal is etched into your brain......overflowing with passion and energy throughout, the album swings through the post hardcore genre from the lighter end of the spectrum right through into the darker depths of the opposite end. ‘Laruso’ have delivered an album that is quite clearly astonishing, a classic case of doing all the simple things perfectly." - Subba-Cultcha


"The huge sounds of 'Cause And Effect' woke the crowd up to the point of climax as they bounced up and down to their music, thoroughly enjoying one of the rising starts of the moment." - BirminghamTV


Discography

1998 (Single) - Kerrang TV, Scuzz TV, Xfm and Kerrang Radio

A Classic Case Of Cause And Effect (LP) - Full UK Release, Digital and Physical

Plain Paper Napkins (Single) - Kerrang TV, Scuzz TV, Xfm and Kerrang Radio

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Bio

Influenced by acts as varied as Deftones, Faith No more, Taking Back Sunday, Meshuggah and Alice In Chains – Laruso’s resulting sound is like no other. Their 12-track debut A Classic Case Of Cause And Effect was produced by Laruso’s guitarist Carl Bown, who has also produced the new Fightstar album Be Human, at his own Treehouse Studios in Chesterfield.

"Carl did an incredible job on the album, and is undoubtedly the best up and coming producer in the UK...” says frontman Liv. "It was great to be able to work together on all aspects of the record's creation and I think it's resulted in the best album we could have ever made. We are very proud of it."

Laruso have already shared stage space with the likes of Life Of Agony, All American Rejects, 36 Crazyfists, yourcodenameis:milo and more - as well as completing successful tours with Radio One A-List stars Fightstar. May 2009 marks the start of another exciting run with Fightstar, alongside hotly tipped newcomers In Case Of Fire.

The Fightstar frontman – Charlie Simpson’s vocals also feature on Borderline Exit Plan, with additional contributions from Primal Scream Trumpeter Duncan Mackay .. Is A Technicality, and unexpectedly, million seller, and fellow Sheffielder (and Carl’s uncle) Tony Christie who adds a haunting and unearthly touch to Heresy.

"We asked Tony if he wanted to get involved and it turned out amazingly," says Liv. "His vocals sound so eerie - which is not what you would expect from Tony at all. It's nice to have a Sheffield legend contribute to our work!"

From the catchy hooks and "cheeky time signatures" of End Of Level Boss, to the hip-shaking skills of first single 1998, through the melancholic, sombre power of instrumental String & Cellotape and soaring vocals and uplifting chorus of the title track, A Classic Case Of Cause And Effect is shimmering with originality and maturity.

Each of the 12 songs sees the five-piece pushing themselves to new and exciting extremes, working hard to bring something innovative to the table - and grow as musicians in the process. Lyrically, the album touches on a broad range of subjects, from the band’s personal experiences with relationships, to a more humourous and sarcastic take on life in the current music industry.

"A lot of the songs are to do with certain bands - who we won't name - making a lot of noise that doesn't have any depth to it and getting away with it," bites Liv. "There are so many great new amazing bands out there that don't get anywhere because they don't know the right people or they don't play the sort of music that is fashionable at the time, it's all quite annoying."

The band are proud to be included as part of the exciting and innovative scene of British bands, notorious for their talent, as opposed to their tabloid antics.

"Whether it's Biffy Clyro, Fightstar, Reuben - who are sadly no longer with us, Brigade or Derry's Fighting With Wire," says Liv, "they are all bands who we hugely admire for not being contrived, and managing to get recognition without compromise or selling out. All these bands make or made interesting music and are paving the way for musicians that play more eclectic music and whose songs are a little more interesting. Hopefully that's where we will come in..."