with All Eyes West
Local H is known for their blistering live shows and for pioneering the two-man band set-up - frontman Scott Lucas covers both guitar and bass through an extra pick up in his guitar and drummer Ryan Harding pounds out the rest of the sound. While they have earned praise in the past for their catalog of clever concept albums, Local H are forgoing a singular theme on their new album - "Hey, Killer" (out 4/14/15 on G&P Records) - turning out a non-stop blast of straight-up, hooky, guitar-heavy rock songs - each one catchier than the last. The band's discography includes seven other studio albums, a live album, and a bunch of EPs. Harding joined Local H in 2013, after years spent playing in Minneapolis bands Left Brain Heart and Bruder, and fit right in. His first recording with Local H was a heavy, rocking reinterpretation of Lorde's 'Team,' title track of the EP released in 2014.
Local H's widely praised 1998 concept album "Pack Up the Cats" earned a spot in SPIN magazine's top 20 albums of that year. The band was named "Chicagoans of the Year" by the Chicago Tribune for their 2008 break-up album, "12 Angry Months," more than a decade after their breakthrough hit 'Bound for the Floor' ruled the Modern Rock charts. This April, Local H will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first show.