Lluther

Lluther

 Dublin, Leinster, IRL
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Lluther are an Irish rock band with international class recently signed to EMI Publishing. They have just completed their new album. They possess killer songs with top production, a great live show with a fast increasing fanbase and are set to make a major impact in 2011...did i mention the film?

Biography

The Band:
G: Main Vocals/Rhythm Guitars
Sandman: Backing Vocals / Lead Guitar
Leon: Backing Vocals / Bass
Damien: Drums

The History

Lluther was formed in 2004 by Gerry “G” Owens, who was looking for a new direction in music following the break-up of the highly acclaimed Skindive, in which Gerry was the main songwriter and guitarist. Skindive had been signed to music legend Chris Blackwell (U2, Tricky, Bob Marley etc)’s Palm Pictures record label, and their albums received excellent critical reviews with very credible sales in the US and around Europe. Skindive’s music featured in several television programs and was also used in the prestigious MTV Awards ceremony in 2003.

Shortly after Lluther were formed they recorded and self-released their first EP “Venus Complex” and this led to them being quickly snapped up and signed to the German heavy rock label Tiefdruck Music. The album “Agents Of Empire” was released shortly afterwards in Europe on the Tiefdruck label. Working closely with the label they began to play all around Europe and got a tremendous crowd reaction. In early 2008, Lluther parted amicably with Tiefdruck. At this time, Gerry’s songwriting and composing abilities were recognised by international music giants EMI Publishing where he signed to a major worldwide deal. After being signed by EMI, Gerry went back into the studio to work on a new and more mainstream rock sound. He spent 2009 working and writing, putting the time in to get right the songs he knew were bubbling within his creativity.

The end result....”Rise Of The Reptile King” a brand new and truly unique studio album from Lluther. All the tracks were written and produced by Gerry Owens, mixed by both Gerry and renowned studio mixer Chris O’Brien, and mastered by Richard Dowling.

Besides being chock full of cracking rock tunes, lyrics and melodies, the new album sees the band pushing the boundaries of rock music, entering the world of circus performance, freak shows, the supernatural and the bizarre.

Daring to be different, Lluther are not only planning the release of their album but are also currently working on the production and release of both the full length book and the graphic novel also entitled “Rise Of The Reptile King”, a fictional story based on the real life tragic events recalled in the journal recently discovered in Waldo (See Below*).

The album and books tell an interesting and unique story – a flamboyant, mysterious, dark, romantic and compelling tale of an anti-hero and his spectacular rise, fall and rise again....and yes, Lluther are right in the middle of it all, as each of the members all feature as characters in the books.

With constant demands and requests for new music from the fans, the band recently decided to make 3 of the tracks available through their own website. These tracks were “In The Dollhouse”, “King Of Nothing” and “Rise Of The Reptile King”. A limited number of promo singles were sent out to rock stations in Europe (excl UK) a few months ago and got a lot of airplay (especially in Italy, Poland, Finland, Germany). One track "In The Dollhouse" went into the Virgin Rock Radio Airplay Top 20 in Italy in June for 4 weeks, alongside U2, Them Cooked Vultures, Depeche Mode etc

The Reviews (Irish Media)

“Fantastic songs, big production with an epic sound….I am impressed!”
Stuart Clark – Hot Press Magazine

“Great single…now THAT’s a rock band”
Tony Fenton – Today FM

“A fine package of good old fashioned rock with a nice glossy makeover”
Ticketsthere.com

* The Story

In 1892 there was a mysterious fire at the Bill C. Coup Circus in Magnolia, Arkansas. This fire claimed the lives of five performers, one of which was ringmaster A.G. Brodie. Despite the controversy and uproar that constantly followed this circus before its untimely demise, the tragic event was briskly pushed aside – the investigation halted, and the report left to gather dust in the vaults of US history. Many at the time believed that due to the nature of these performances that the cause of the fire could be pointed to supernatural beings seeking revenge or payback, some pointed to Governor Philip....others whispered that it was the work of the devil. All that we can be sure of is that the secrets of A.G. Brodie and his performers would be forever consigned to the grave during that fateful night, and; that thereafter the world of the travelling circus and that of freak-shows would be forever altered.....until now!

But fate intervened, and the records of these auspicious events – thought lost – were recently discovered in a handwritten journal found in an attic in Waldo, just outside Magnolia. This journal written by one Dan Thuller has now been passed over to the ‘American Museum of Circus Freaks and Memorabilia’ in Little Rock for safekeeping.

Lyrics

In The Dollhouse

Written By: Gerard Owens

V1
It’s the day for change
I’ll begin again
Time to take the poison
That’s alright
Cos I’m done with the blame

This again I’m ready
Same routine, but only bigger still
A monster, but that’s’ fine
Cos I’m set like a bomb

Chorus
I’m back here again about to descend
Back in the chicane
I’m shedding the doubt
I’m willing it down
I’m playing the game
In the Dollhouse

Burning ground
Pedal down.
Now I’m loaded and I’m ready to go.

V2
Time to move – face the poison
It’s the one with the cracked up smile.

This again I’m ready
Same routine, but only bigger still
A monster, but that’s’ fine
Cos I’m set like a bomb

Chorus
I’m back here again about to descend
Back in the chicane
I’m shedding the doubt
I’m willing it down
I’m playing the game
In the Dollhouse

I took it upon me. Now I’m set like a bomb

Chorus
I’m back here again about to descend
Back in the chicane
I’m shedding the doubt
I’m willing it down
I’m playing the game
In the Dollhouse

Cos I’m set like a bomb
Like a bomb
See I’m set like a bomb

King Of Nothing

Written By: Gerard Owens

V1
Call! It’s a roll of the dice that I’m taking
Hit me with a choice and I’ll run with it all
I’ll take it

V2
Gone, disappear like a thief with a fortune
Shut down, but I’m taking the hit with a grin

Chorus
So now I’m the king of nothing
Got no money, yeah I’m lucky
I’m the king of nothing
Shackle gone, man I’m loaded with nothing at all

V3
Call! It’s a roll of the dice that I’m taking
Hit me with a choice and I’ll run with it all

Chorus
Cos I’m the king of nothing
Got no money, man I’m lucky
I’m a king of nothing
Shackle gone, man I’m loaded with nothing at all
I’m a king of nothing
I’m a king of nothing
I’m a king of nothing
I’m a king of nothing at all

Mid8
When the dust clears, I’m gone
I got nothing but road

I’m a king of nothing
I’m a king of nothing
I’m a king of nothing
I’m a king (now I’m loaded)
I’m a king with nothing
I’m a king with nothing
I’m a king with nothing
I’m a king with nothing at all
Nothing at all
Nothing at all
Nothing at all
No…I’m a king

Rise Of The Reptile King

Written By: Gerard Owens

V1
They filled the seats as they climbed the trapeze to the top
And pretty Daisy how she drove them all crazy
And there was Jack Wall
He’s the human cannonball

Then Mister Pickle
Such a performer
He throws knives at his spinning bride
And then….

Chorus
Lights out! Shows on!
It’s a killer
No one believes what they see
Main man kicks in
And steals the freak show
Bringing the crowd to their feet
It’s the rise of the reptile king

V2
He gives them chills as he takes Mrs Beal to the spot
They grow uneasy as he whispers something
Then she walks out
And when she’s gone he just carries on

Poor Mister Pickle
Such a performer
He threw knives at his spinning bride
Until….

Chorus
Lights out! Shows on!
He’s a killer
No one believes what they see
Main man kicks in
And steals the freak show
Bringing the crowd to their feet
It’s the rise of the reptile

Mid8
There’s something wrong with the King
Inside

Chorus
Lights out! Shows on!
He’s a killer
No one believes what they see
Main man kicks in
And steals the freak show
Bringing the crowd to their feet
He’s the star of the show
And it’s a killer
No one believes what they see
And he’s the star of the show
And he’s a killer
Bringing the crowd to their feet
It’s the rise of the reptile king

Discography

Albums
2007 Agents of Empire
2010 Rise Of The Reptile King (not yet released)

Singles/EP
2007 American Gods
2007 Fixer
2010 In The Dollhouse
2010 King Of Nothing
2010 Rise Of The Reptile King

In The Dollhouse has received extensive airplay on rock stations around Europe in 2010, incl charting for several weeks on Virgin Top 20 in Italy

Set List

Dollhouse
Turning to Dust
Femme Fatale
Until She Comes
End Of The World
Bullet
Fixer
In Decline
Enough
Reptile King
Heroes
Disconnect