With 2015’s debut album Class charting in the UK Top 100 and Scottish Top 10, reaching number one in the UK Indie Breakers chart, and receiving over three million plays on Spotify, The LaFontaines continued that success with the seething power of their second album Common Problem.
Having built a reputation as one of Scotland’s most exciting live bands, The LaFontaines have sold out headline shows at Glasgow’s Barrowlands and ABC, played London’s Koko and the main stage at T In The Park. In 2017 alone, they have impressed the crowds at The Great Escape, Reading and Leeds Festivals, TRNSMT and Download Festival but now they will bringing the relentless energy of their live set to the Don Broco tour taking place around the UK this April & May.
The album itself provides an intense and relatable social commentary. A brutally honest outpouring of angst, Common Problem is a raging reflection on the state of the world today.
“Common Problem is a much darker record than our debut release,” Kerr continues. “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 Courteeners), 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.
APRIL 24 – BELFAST, Mandela Hall
APRIL 26 – OXFORD, O2 Academy
APRIL 27 – SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy
APRIL 28 – LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy
APRIL 29 – LINCOLN, Engine Shed
MAY 01 – STOKE-ON-TRENT, Keele University
MAY 02 – NORTHAMPTON, Roadmender
MAY 03 – EXETER, Lemon Grove
Common Problem, from The LaFontaines, is out now via A Wolf At Your Door Records.