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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?!'

Glasgow Podcart Review Public Service Broadcast: 10

"an excellent collection of songs, one that STA should be damn proud of curating."

Molten Magazine Review 'Easy Meat'

'An appealing mixture of swagger and smirks, with not a second spent worrying about the consequences.' - 4/5

'Public Service Broadcast 10' The Devil Has The Best Tuna Review

'They are a truly independent label, and at times belligerent label in the grand tradition of Postcard, Creation, Factory, Zoo, Cherry Red...'

CultureNI Easy Meat Album Review

LaFaro's latest is anything but easy-listening. Is it worth the effort?

The Irish News Review 'Easy Meat'

'Such deliciously uncommercial conduct underlines exactly why LaFaro should be cherished in an era when most new music comes swaddled in synchronisation-orientated market research driven bullcrap.'

AllGonePop.com Review 'Easy Meat'

'Alan Lynn is to drums what fireworks are to small children's hand; lethal.'

Twin Atlantic Review 'Meat Wagon'

"That's a good riff, man."

'Meat Wagon' Is Total Guitar's No. 3 Track Of The Week

'Boozy riff-fest, like the soundtrack to a party gone very, very wrong.'

Hotpress Review Lafaro's 'Easy Meat'

'Hardcore rock with an unexpectedly humorous edge' - 4/5

Classic Rock Magazine Review 'Easy Meat'

'...Each track tearing at your face like a wildcat' - 8/10

LaFaro's 'Have A Word With Yourself' Gets Play-Listed

LaFaro's 'Have A Word With Yourself' taken from 'Easy Meat' is play-listed on Artrocker Radio

Big Cheese Magazine Reviews 'Easy Meat'

'Like a bulldozer, this band should knock you for six.' - 4/5

Feldberg Irish Video Sessions

Feldberg during their time in Ireland over the past few weeks managed to squeeze in some acoustic video sessions. Check them out here...

Public Service Broadcast: Our Krypton Son

With the tenth installment of Public Service Broadcast on its way, we are featuring one new band each week, for the next ten weeks.

Interview With The Irish News

"Apparently our sound was something that Ireland was missing." - Rosa

LaFaro's 'Meat Wagon' Reviewed In 'Narc' Magazine

'Reminiscent of old-school Idlewild'