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'Boots & Bones' AllGonePop Review

'Punchy angular riffs stand on edge, hang and drop into tighter dirty grooves.' - 6/10

GoldenPlec.com Review The 'Boots & Bones' EP

'Raging hooks and vocals omitting more sparks than a welder’s wand.'

NI Daily Mirror Mention

Nice wee mention for Feldberg on their upcoming Irish tour.

'Boots & Bones' HarmlessNois Review

'An accomplished offering that hears them blend their heavy persuasions with the right kind of energy for intimate gigs, providing plenty to kick, spit and sing along to.'

Our Zone Magazine Feature LaFaro

'The vocals are a dirty meaty filling of a sublime rock band.'

Glasswerk More Than Conquerors Interview

"...it was loud, packed and sweaty. Perfect." - MTC

Soundsphere Magazine Talk To More Than Conquerors

"So far it's been a real success amongst our fans and from press. Here's hoping it continues.” - MTC

Hotpress Magazine Review Public Service Broadcast: 10

“We started our label with a grand ideal – that of ‘art over everything."

Bluesbunny.com Talk To The More Than Conquerors Guys

"There's more riffs than there used to be and more hooks than a peter pan convention." - MTC

Bluesbunny.com Review The 'Boots & Bones' EP

'More Than Conquerors are a band on the up. This EP is the proof.' - 4/5

Bido Lito Magazine Review LaFaro's Liverpool Show

'Forget music that makes you want to fight, this is the kind of music that makes you think "why the fuck am I not in a band?"

Kerrang! Review 'Easy Meat'

'Riff, after riff, after raw as fuck riff.' - KKKK

Bearded Magazine Review LaFaro's 'Easy Meat'

'Fills you with enough teenage spunk that you do just kind of feel like lamping someone.'

Thumped Magazine Review Public Service Broadcast: 10

'All in all, an excellent little comp, very much worth checking out.'

AU Review The Now Infamous 'Easy Meat' Album Launch

'Once is fully acceptable: everyone’s entitled to their opinion. Twice is a bit redundant, and seven times is just disappointing.'

Exploding In Sound Magazine - Easy Meat - Album Review

'LaFaro's Easy Meat is cooked to perfection'

Rock-a-Rolla Magazine Review 'Easy Meat'

'Like a turd in punk's clothes'

Kerrang! Review LaFaro's Sheffield show

'The intimate setting affords the band a chance to not so much throw out stage banter as engage in actual conversation, wittering on about burning priests, the joys of Bring Me The Horizon and whatever falls out of their clearly deranged heads.' - KKKK

Axis Of Play Volume Control

"Great variety of up-and-coming talent from across NI"

LaFaro Talk To Noise Addiction Magazine

"[Jonny is] like a lyrical Womble!" - Alan

Derry Journal Feature On STA's Tenth Birthday

“It is good that we now have a recording legacy to trade on, We have always worked hard so it’s good to look back after ten years and think, it’s working.” - Andrew

The Irish Star Review LaFaro's 'Easy Meat'

'Meaty riffs topped by mouthy lyrics with an anti-establishment tone.' 3/5

LaFaro Is iTunes' 'New And Noteworthy'

Read What Cambridge Thought Of LaFaro's Show

'Lafaro’s sound was energetic, and their performance was tighter than a medium size T-shirt worn by Barry White.'

Shout4Music.com Review LaFaro's ' Meat Wagon'

'In LaFaro’s world, and on the evidence of this track, the answer to the question “What’s Mr. Chips doing?” is “Sniffing glue, drinking heavily, and rocking out”.

Shout4Music.com Review LaFaro's 'Easy Meat'

'As filthy as a used nappy floating up a river towards a group of canoeists.' - 7/10

DIY Magazine Review LaFaro's 'Easy Meat'

'QOTSA. FOTL. T?* If you understand these acronyms, chances are you will take to LaFaro like a duck to water. If you don’t understand these acronyms, then chances are the band would make an excellent gateway band for you.'

StereoTypingMusic.com Review LaFaro's 'Easy Meat'

'At their catchiest, they recall bands like Queens of the Stone Age and at their angriest they are reminiscent of Helmet or even Shellac.'

BeardRock Easy Meat Album Review

This release burgeons with catchy songs that'll make you sing-along and guarantee that you don't remain solemn and stationary when listening to it.

OurZone.com - Easy Meat - Album Review

Combining all the best parts of Shellac, Therapy?, Queens Of The Stone Age and The Dead Kennedy’s, this album is a master class in punk’n’roll which should leave you with two burst ear drums and a fried frontal cortex.

OurZoneMag.com Review 'Easy Meat'

'The riffs on 'Full Tilt' and 'Sucking Diesel' alone are enough to bore a small hole through a cliff face.' - 9/10

Headwarmers Review 'Easy Meat'

'The Irish equivalent to a jackboot to the scrotum' - 9/10

LaFaro's 'Meat Wagon' In Kerrang's 'Essential Playlist' Feature

'They're going to wow you with this simple stomping riff and then pack you awe-struck into a meat wagon and drive your body off into a glorious sunset.'

LaFaro's 'Meat Wagon' Reviewed In Artrocker Magazine

'Here's a fantastic reminder that not everything 'heavy' requires shredded screaming.' - 4/5

Artrocker Magazine Review 'Easy Meat'

"There is no easy way to break this to you: LaFaro are E*V*I*L" - 4/5

BBC Introducing Review 'Easy Meat'

Rory McConnell of BBC Introducing In Northern Ireland review's LaFaro's 'Easy Meat'

LaFaro Article In The Sheffield Star

'LaFaro are a "lubed up metallic fist of metallic punk”.'

Rhythm & Booze Review LaFaro's 'Easy Meat'

'A delicious slab of buzzsaw guitars, snarling vocals and biting, bulldozing rhythms, the kind of album that you just have to crank and rock the fuck out to.' - 9/10

LaFaro Chat To Soundsphere Magazine

"We're happy doing what we do; we're not the kind of band that would go looking for a producer to get a certain sound or anything." - Jonny

Golden Plec Magazine - Easy Meat - Album Review

'Heavy distorted guitars, a menacing slamming of drums and some classic punk rock vocal work.'

Irish Times Feature On STA's 10th Birthday

"I had no idea that [the label] would grow into what it is today." - Andrew

Rocksound Magazine Talk To LaFaro About 'Easy Meat'

"I’ve seen a lot of bands who are style over substance; they’re more interested in tattoos than whether they can play. It’s just not important to us; we’re musicians, not stylists.” - Jonny

PanicDots.com Review 'Easy Meat'

'It is Belfast through and through - with tongue and cheek references to everything from the Ra to Roy Walker.' - 3.5/5

AbsolutePunk Easy Meat Album Review

At its heart, Easy Meat is lively, honest, go-out-and-have-a-good-time rock music with punk's raucous brevity and metal's take-no-BS attitude. Sludgy, groovy bass lines and catchy rock and roll style riffs are the album's trademark feature.

Thrash Hits Talk To LaFaro

"We’re much uglier and don’t have cool hair or nice threads. That’s all I seem to see in other bands these days."

Dawn Of The Deaf Review 'Easy Meat'

'A whirlwind of guitar distortion and filthy, pounding rhythms where everything has been turned up to eleven, making it the most blisteringly painful experience since The Wildhearts' 'Endless Nameless'. - 4.5/5

Live Music Scene Review 'Meat Wagon'

'Combining punk, rock and grunge, 'Meat Wagon', the new single from LaFaro is a heavy hitting number.'

Rock Sound Magazine Review 'Easy Meat'

'Like a rhinoceros with PMT' – 9/10

AllGonePop Review Public Service Broadcast: 10

"It‘s not frequent that a label will release compilations of such high quality and sign, support or promote such a varied and promising group of bands."

OneBeat.com Review LaFaro's 'Easy Meat'

'They could've easily made LaFaro II, but instead they have moved the goalposts with Easy Meat, and the result? Eighteen tracks, almost choir-like vocal parts and an acoustic number. Say what?!'