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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'

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!