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La Madness / Press

“The idea that a little debauchery won’t kill you may have gotten lost somewhere in the mid 90’s. Fortunately La Madness brings it back to the table.”


“... if Nirvana and Buckcherry had an illegitemate child.”

“play their hearts out for a small audience one night and the next night hop a plane 6,000 miles across the globe to play for a packed coliseum all for the love of one thing, their music. La Madness is one of these bands.”

Spankey (On Air Personality) - 93X Cumulus Radio Minneapolis

“La Madness literally embodies what it means to be a real rock star and their musical talent can only be matched by their stage presence. They quite honestly live every lyric that you hear on their new album “Chances Are” & I can attest to that. La Madness is hard hitting, in your face, real fucking music. Exactly what the major labels are missing!”

Spankey - 93X

"Top Ten Must See Music Video" (Got Me Wrong- music video)

“The entire album is loud and chaotic (in a good way) and full of emotions. The songwriting has soul--lead singer Kurt Vatland didnt just write the lyics, he LIVED these lyrics and you can feel that as his powerful voice brings each song to life.”

Megan Kennedy - Post Bulletin/KROC FM

“Minnesota Homegrown Band of the Month of July 2013”

"With a SoCal theme from La Madness, Chances Are takes you on a trip through some rough places, but it’s an awesome display of power....What a great debut release!"

"La Madness is on the verge of blowing up."

“Chances Are-Amazing! Great rock album just in time for summer. La Madness delivers a nice dynamic power album with guitar laden rhythm and riffs which knit creatively. Decent album length and each song is unique. Mpls' finest rock group today.”

"... plays in the key of Buckcherry with some sprinkles of The Doors, Blind Melon, and maybe even the Melvins."

"...it was one of those sets you wished would never end. They got the crowd all worked up and then their short set was done. I definitely look forward to their return to Denver."

“The music of La Madness fuses blues/rock with grunge along with some of the polished, West Coast sound that Kurt found during his time in Southern California. The elements are tied together by Kurt’s never-say-die spirit and the groove fashioned by the band members he hooked up with upon returning to Minnesota.”

"Kurt, the lead singer and guitarist, is everything you could imagine a "rock star" to be — great voice, smooth and charismatic, curses like a sailor, and full of crazy stories that could only happen to a musician and can't be printed in the paper."

"La Madness is a breath of fresh air to the Minneapolis music scene. They draw you in with thought provoking lyrics, crisp melodies and invade your ears with a sound that wont be easy to leave. Do yourself a favor, check out La Madness."

"The manifestation of Rock the Catwalk pretty neatly encapsulates Vatland’s gritty yet flashy persona."

"Their songs have a Southern California flavor and brought the Sunset Strip to Denver, if only for a short time."

"Having left the southern California music scene, Kurt Vatland’s latest project, ‘La Madness’, has arrived in Minneapolis."

"La Madness has acheived a huge fan following not only with their music but by getting fans involved with the band. "Misery" is a great straight up rock and roll groove with a fresh original vibe that stands out from the rest. The lyrics will get stuck in your head."

Tim Ryan (On Air Personality) - Rockn 101 FM

"I am stoked for the MN music scene now that it has La Madness- a genuine honest rock band reminiscent of 90's rock grunge with to die for lyrics, composition, and taste. Lead singer/guitarist Kurt Vatland has a knack for timeless song writing... If you go [see them] be sure to bring a fire extinguisher because every song by La Madness is a BARN BURNER!!!"

"...La Madness is quickly making a name for itself..."