The LaFontaines have built a reputation as one of Scotland’s most exciting live bands with sold out headline shows at Glasgow’s Barrowlands and ABC, played London’s Koko and the main stage at T In The Park.
This year alone, they have impressed the crowds at The Great Escape, TRNSMT and Download Festival with the relentless energy of their live set and now they are due to come to Club Ifor Bach in Cardiff on November 14 in support their second album, ‘Common Problem’. Providing an intense and relatable social commentary, the album is a raging reflection on the state of the world today.
“Common Problem is a much darker record than our debut release,” says front-man Kerr Okan. “We’re not as young and naive as we were in our early twenties. We’ve been around the world as a band, seen a lot of things and discovered our one big Common Problem… There is a lot of angst, truth and reality held within this album.”
With the help of producer Joe Cross the album’s sound is as sharp as the lyrical content, packed with explosive riffs and electronic hooks that race alongside Okan’s gritty, pointed Scottish drawl. Common Problem combines an eclectic mix of influences, but at their core The LaFontaines are a real rock band, and a genuine force to be reckoned with.
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