The Larry Normans formed around 2000 when the original members met at party in Auckland city, New Zealand. A revolving door of musicians stabilised around 2002 and the band started gigging regularly as part of a thriving local music scene. The debut album was recorded at The LAB & produced by Matthew Heine (SPUD / SOLID GOLD HELL) and released Dec 2005. The band continued to gig nationally, opening for Steve O & a slot at the legendary Big Day Out festival. Around the end of 2010 the band went into hiatus with members Andrew Ashton & Matt Hyde joining Head Like A Hole & Beastwars respectively.

2019 Andrew resurrected the band with original drummer Paul ‘Bubs’ Stephenson, singer Nathan Rea & bass player Jonathan Bowen. Demos for a new album have been completed & recording commenced in March 2022.