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’.
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