The Locarnos

The Locarnos

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‘The Locarnos are as tight, polished and assured as old pros. New song ‘Love Me Like They Do At Home' has got “A-playlist” written all over its evocative, melancholic verse and arms-in-the-air chorus.' Helen Sloan, Venue Magazine

Biography

The Locarnos are a four piece Rock/Pop band from the South West. The band emit a sound that has been described as a mix up the classic song-writing of Bowie with the attitude of The Strokes and the adventurousness of Bloc Party, without any of the irritating wackiness that goes with so many of today's fame-hungry ‘Indie' pop stars.

The unique, melodic style of front man Josh Brooksbank is fused with a wave of energetic guitar hooks, heart-pounding baselines and thundering drums has left audiences all over the country already dazzled with the band's performances.
The Locarnos are fast establishing themselves as one of England's premier live acts, with high profile gigs such as Glastonbury Festival and support slots and tours with big selling artists The Cribs, Glasvegas and The Holloways.
This summer, ‘Don't Give Me a Hard Time', which was recorded at Sawmills in 2008, will be featured in the movie ‘The Post Grad Survival Guide', starring Alexis Bledel (The Gilmore Girls/Sin City) and Michael Keaton (Batman).

Lyrics

Don't Give Me A Hard Time

Written By: The Locarnos

What do you say
when people turn you away?
Do you just turn your back
and quickly walk away?
Or do you say no let me in
it's where im supposed to be?
Or do you say no let me in
im not here to bleed?

bop bop ba-da-da da ta,
bop bop ba-da-da da. (X2)

My world is on fire now
My world is turned upside down
and I don't know what to do
without you

bop bop ba-da-da da ta,
bop bop ba-da-da da (X4)

Well let me in, its where im supposed to be
let me in im not here to bleed.
let me in, its where im supposed to be
Don't give me a hard time.

don't give me a hard time.

dont dont dont stop me,
dont dont try and stop me now!
I do what I like.

Whoa-o-o, whoa-o-o!
whoa-o-o. (X2)

bop bop ba-da-da da ta,
bop bop ba-da-da da (X8)

Well let me in, its where im supposed to be
let me in im not here to bleed.
Let me in, its where im supposed to be
Don't give me a hard time.

what do you say, what do you say
when people turn you away?
do you just turn your back, do you just turn your back
and quickly walk away?

what do-you say, what do-you say?
no let me in it's where im supposed to be!
Well let me in!
Dont give me a hard time.

Discography

Give it to me straight - March 31st 2008
Unlucky Strike / Make Up your Mind - 13th October 2008

Radio Airplay: Radio One, BBC 6 Music, XFM. Indie 103.9

Set List

Love me like they do at home, The man who went mad, Chase that heart, Batgirl, Don't give me a hard time, These unknown pleasures