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Hot Press Review LaFaro At The Dublin Crawl

'Blessed with a thundering, throbbing, heavy duty sound, typified by breakneck rhythms, clattering percussion and snarling vocals, Black, Magee, LaFaro and Lynn easily charm the pants off the Whelan’s massive, some of whom are too entranced by the racket to headbang along.'

BBC Across The Line Review Our Krypton Son Supporting Vyvienne Long

'We are presented with an intimate, acoustic set. Chris McConaghy has a quiet and unassuming...his understated voice highlighting the melancholic nature of his songs.'

GigApe.com Review Our Krypton Son's 'Plutonium'

"Our Krypton Son have created a masterpiece. His new single 'Plutonium' depicts a delicate, almost otherwordly song that echoes dreams of a longed-for love - "Now that I met you from your kiss, the world I know is nothing but a lie."

HevyPetal.com Feature OKS's 'Plutonium'

"There isn't a central concept lyrically on the album - memory, time, love, death, work, jealousy - the usual shit really." - Chris

VenueOne.com Review OKS's 'Plutonium'

"A more introspective and bare form than previous single 'Catalonian Love Song', here he calls to mind the best of Blur’s sparse 'Out Of Time Eels' more poignant moments. Like those acts OKS cannot but help his pop instincts and this is a a well-crafted, fully realised song."

The Metaphorical Boat Review OKS's 'Plutonium'

'It's piano and vocal style calling to mind Suede's "By the Sea", with a vocal style that seems to sit somewhere in the murky water between E from Eels and Damon Albarn.'

Electronic Rumours Review Figure Of 8's Weather Underground # 1 Remix

'The machine beats and robo-bass juxtaposing nicely with a real human quality to the sparkly synth work.'

Chordblossom On Weather Underground #1

'I can say with complete honesty that I have been glued to the screen for most of the day. A second instalment of Weather Underground would be warmly accepted.'

Dutch Magazine Gonzo Review 'Easy Meat'

Any Dutch speakers who can translate? Much appreciated.

Folk & Tumble Review Our Krypton Son

Folk And Tumble review Chris McConaghy supporting The Leisure Society in Belfast.

3voor12 Review LaFaro Supporting Automatic Sam

Any Dutch fans who can translate please?

German Magazine Éclat Review 'Easy Meat'

Sure, this album is emphatically unsexy, rough ‘n’ ready and clumsy. But LaFaro see this as anything but a weakness. No - they’re justifiably proud as punch. A frontal masterpiece in shit brown. Fuck me, this bucking bronco of an album is fun! - 9/10

Glasgow Music Review MTC In Glasgow

'The Arches audience warm to MTC easily, the girlish screams and squeals sound like they should belong at a One Direction concert and not a post-hardcore gig.' - 4/5

No Borders Magazine Review LaFaro In Edinburgh

"Throw a glass at Oisin if he makes a mistake." - Jonny

OoR Magazine Review LaFaro's 'Easy Meat'

Taken from February's issue of Oor Magazine. Still in need of translation.

AU Magazine Review LaFaro In Belfast

'Any anxieties about Black being seated were ill-founded; tonight the songs speak for themselves, with the frenzied crowd more than making up for Black’s lack of movement.'

Hot Press Magazine Review STA Showcase

'Close the eyes and you can you could be stage left at some Foos stadium gig.'

The Irish News Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

'Chris’s crooning here sounding a lot like the dulcet tones of the one and only Ian ‘Bunnymen’ McCulloch – high praise indeed.'

The Irish News Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

'A rich, lush ballad with a groove.'

LiveXS.nl Review LaFaro At Eurosonic

"Compared to you we look like the monsters out of 'Lord of the Rings'." - Jonny

LaFaro's 'Easy Meat' Reviewed In German Magazine 'Eclipsed'

'With fat riffs and their manic vocals this band is about to institutionalise itself into the hardcore genre.' - 6/10

LaFaro's 'Easy Meat' Reviewed In German Magazine 'Visions'

'It’s starting off with a surprise attack: Full Tilt is losing it without warning and hitting the right spots. Nose first, temples second. You’re stumbling. Langer is mocking the German citizenship and during Sucking Diesel the brawl becomes a party'.- Album Of The Year - 10/12

Meg Magazine Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

''Catalonian Love Song' is a smooth piano ballad sung by McConaghy with a voice like chocolate.'

KickingTheHabit.nl Review LaFaro At Eurosonic

'LaFaro speelt stevige rocksongs die net wat harder aangezet zijn dan bij (het bekendere werk van) Therapy?' - Dutch speakers required!

Fileunder.nl Review LaFaro At Eurosonic 2012

'Lafaro close the opening night of Eurosonic and these Irish do it with verve.'

All Gone Pop Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

'His vocals have something of an old school charm, there’s a smoky feel to them and the fact he actually sounds somewhat forlorn is definitely appreciated.' - 7/10

VenueOne.com Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

'McConaghy’s whiskey drenched vocals are spot on and pin everything in place.'

GigApe.com Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

'Smokey, soulful and skillfully crafted, Catalonian Love Song fantasizes a landscape of momentarily glimpsed secret lovers gliding through the side streets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.'

LordsOfMetal.nl Review 'Easy Meat'

'The first thing that comes to mind when listening to the second album of the Irish LaFaro is: "These guys don't mind a bit of Therapy? and Helmet."'

'Easy Meat' In Dawn Of The Deaf's Top 10

LaFaro's 'Easy Meat' is number 6 in Dawn Of The Deaf's 'Top 10 Albums Of 2011'

UP Magazine Review 'Easy Meat'

Wanted: Dutch translator

Noise Magazine Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

'The whole thing is catchy as hell and you’ll find yourself humming it loudly all day.'

AU Magazine Review 'Catalonian Love Song'

'The sweep and sway of ‘Catalonian Love Song’ is redolent of Richard Hawley, or the Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner at his most contemplative. Very promising indeed.'

GoldenPlec.com Review The 'Boots & Bones' EP

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

Bearded Magazine Review LaFaro's 'Easy Meat'

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

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.'

Headwarmers Review 'Easy Meat'

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

BBC Introducing Review 'Easy Meat'

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

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

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

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?!'

Molten Magazine Review 'Easy Meat'

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

Feldberg @ Lomography Recap

Kerrang! Review Fighting With Wire Supporting Helmet

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

RockMidgets.com On LaFaro's Self-Titled Debut Album

'Reuben playing Mclusky songs'