LaFaro have just added a Dublin gig to their tour in support of their new album Easy Meat, due for release on October 3rd.
It’s useless to fight LaFaro if you are attacked. If they have you between their jaws they will not let go. If you do decide to put up a fight, LaFaro are likely to do a death roll. Polar opposite to the delicate poise of the influential jazz bassist Scott LaFaro from which this Belfast quartet take their name, LaFaro are a wrecking ball of a band. Their rhythmic post-hardcore is designed to pulverize dance floors and leave no bottle of beer undrunk – this is music as it should be ‘We hark back to time when rock music was still fun’ states lead rabble-rouser Johnny Black.
Recalling Jesus Lizard, Shellac and Helmet and NI melodic rockers Therapy? LaFaro have character, chops and emotion oozing through every seedy riff ‘I love to write about life’s dark little secrets – the things we all know happen but never get discussed’.
You can stream Easy Meat at Soundcloud now, & preorder online at http://www.independentmusic.com/releases/lafaro-easy-meat. The album’s launch gig is on 13th October in The Limelight, Belfast. Admission is free if you own the album (as in show your CD at the door), otherwise it’s £9.
13 Oct – Belfast ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW – THE LIMELIGHT
20 Oct – Galway Kellys
21 Oct – Limerick Dolans
22 Oct – Waterford Murphys
23 Oct – Cork Crane Lane w/Lite & Maybeshewill
28 Oct – Castlebar Finbar Hoban w/Adebisi Shank & Cast Of Cheers
29 Oct – Dublin The Mercantile
But before that, LaFaro will be playing a series of UK gigs too:
24 Sep – Aberdeen Tunnels
26 Sep – Glasgow Stereo
27 Sep – Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
28 Sep – Liverpool Shipping Forecast
29 Sep – Leeds The Well
30 Sep – Manchester FAC:251
01 Oct – Blackburn Live Lounge (free entry)
02 Oct – Sheffield Corporation
03 Oct – Guildford Boileroom
04 Oct – Cambridge Portland Arms
05 Oct – London The Garage,
06 Oct – Southampton Joiners
07 Oct – Tunbridge Wells Forum
08 Oct – Cardiff Buffalo
09 Oct – Bath Moles
10 Oct – York Stereo
11 Oct – Birmingham The Rainbow