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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'

LaFaro's 'Easy Meat' In Terrorizer Magazine's 'Choice Cuts' Feature

"Women go moist and men go stiff. It's almost a curse." - Jonny

Rocksound Live Review: Axis Of

"Axis Of sound like Future Of The Left brought up on hardcore punk, and it's an incredibly exhilarating sight to behold"

Kerrang! Introduce Axis Of

"Blown away punters have been caught by the lure of Axis Of's splendidly frenetic, chaotic live performances."

LaFaro's 'Off The Chart', Taken From 'Easy Meat' Is Play-Listed On Artrocker Radio

"Here we have another great UK band who aren't receiving enough attention because their sound doesn't 'fit' easily into any current hipster genres."

Axis Of Kerrang Podcast

Axis of talk influences, sweat, gigs and song titles.

Andrew Talks to Distorted Tapes about STA At Ten

"I'm not down on it but for every Villagers there are twenty fuckers that sound like him; for every Two Door there are fifty drummers playing that disco beat. It's kinda annoying - but I'm hungover today, so perhaps slightly grumpy!"

LaFaro's Upcoming Tour in Kerrang Magazine

LaFaro's upcoming tour makes it into Kerrang's 'Just Announced' Feature

LaFaro In 'Decks of Death'

LaFaro's 'Easy Meat' Makes It Into Rocksound Magazine's 'Decks Of Death' Feature

Feldberg Featured In GO Belfast

"Keep it fun and simple." - Einar

Feldberg @ Lomography Recap

PanicDots.com - 'LaFaro' - Album Review

'Bigger balls than an under-sexed dinosaur'

Feldberg on Balcony TV - Dublin

Feldberg dropped by Balcony TV Towers during their Dublin tour yesterday. A quick pit stop which featured a live track and a bit of old fashioned craic!

Feldberg Are Q's Track Of The Day

The Irish Daily Star Reviews 'Don't Be A Stranger'

'Rosa's lounge-style vocals combined with Einar's swirling electronics and gently plucked guitars make for a masterful chillout opus.'

Feldberg AU Introducing Feature

"Quirky, eccentric and surreal sounds fine unless you are describing your doctor."

Feldberg's 'Don't be A Stranger' Reviewed By AU Magazine

'It's dream-like and melodic melange of swooning pastoral noise has just a dash of mild menace about it.'

Terrorizer Feature ASIWYFA

"People can spot a fake a mile away."

Rock Sound Highlights - ASIWYFA 2011 Preview, LaFaro Rank Among Best Newcomers, FWW Live Review

ASIWYFA You Really Rock Hard But You Have No Singer

Interview and live video from Eurosonic 2010

LaFaro Officially Better Than Gorillaz

Kerrang! Review Fighting With Wire Supporting Helmet

"A giant pig man attacking the audience?! We're not quite sure how to follow that!" - Cahir

Rock Sound Highlights - FWW Live, LaFaro #41 Album Of 2010, New Fickle Public Release

Surf Contest New LaFaro Interview From AU

ASIWYFA Take Manhattan

Introducing: More Than Conquerors

Skibunny's 'Hugs' Reviewed In The Irish Daily Star

'A polished debut album that recognises the strength of a great pop song.'

State Magazine Review of 'Hugs'

'If Hot Chip and the Postal Service float your boat then Hugs should bring joy to your ears' - State.ie

Rock Sound Magazine Review LaFaro's Appearance At Reading & Leeds 2010