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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'

The Fly Review LaFaro's Self-Titled Debut Album

'It's a gripping, infectious, frenetic, pummelling, riff-tastic masterpiece in rock that makes you remember how good real, honest, hard rock music can be. God Bless LaFaro. Album of the year, bar none.'

Kerrang! Review LaFaro's Self-Titled Debut

'Summoning the spirit of Seattle circa 1990, this debut album from Northern Irish quartet LaFaro is a thing of rampant power and joy.'

Rock Sound Magazine Review LaFaro's Self-Titled Debut Album

'A ferocious, frenetic spirit few bands could rival, and the lyrics are ace throughout.' - 8/10

The Irish News Review LaFaro's Self-Titled Debut

'A short sharp shock of heavy, abrasive grunge rock carved from big dumb riffs, savage caveman drumming and the rantings of an evil old pervert.'

Letters Reviewed In Rock Midgets

"...A lesson in how to stick a much needed rocket up post-rock's arse."

The Letters EP Is On A Killing Spree

"...A shape-shifting masterpiece of rhythmic and dynamic intensity."

Warpsichord Is Infectious

"His infectious electro-pop has arrived and is poised to spread like a computer virus dragging unsuspecting internet surfers kicking and screaming into his world."

ASIWYFA's Origins, Guilty Pleasures, And Memorable Moments

"The Belfast act's new EP, 'The Letters,' combines influences ranging from Fugazi to System of a Down into a unique amalgam of instrumental music that's as aggressive as it is melodic."

Exploding From Out Of Nowhere ASIWYFA

"...there are just three words written in big capital letters that summed up the band's performance: ROCKED IT HARD."

Choice Prize, The Letters EP

"...skilled noise-mongers..."

Letters EP 8/10

"...A four-track journey of post-metal riffs and soaring, epic song-writing."

ASIWYFA: Boy, Does It Taste Good!

Letters EP Spelt Out

"Some of the most brutal riffs and epic breakdowns in recent memory"

ASIWYFA, XFM And More Letters.

'This Is The Most Thrilling Racket.

Alan MX Cluas' 7.5/10

"It's different, complicated, and really very good."

ASIWYFA = Letters

"K Is For Killing Spree (An Ode To)" displays both both the poised focus of a metal song and the perspective of post-rocks' grander moments, and eventually culminates in an epic cascade of instrumentation that no listener will soon forget.

Letters Review By Iain Moffat.

"I think we've done something like 160 gigs this year." TW

Basingstokes Alan MX

"The resulting musical exorcism is so determinedly and inventively off kilter that listening to all of it in one go is both exhilarating and unsettling."

The Irish Times reviews 'Warpsichord'

'Utterly charming madcap pop.'

ASIWYFA Are Top 10 For the Booklets' 2010 List

200 Top Albums (2000-2009) #50 - And So I Watch You From Afar

4 Or 5 Magicians: Preaching To The Converted

4 or 5 Magicians finally “made it”.

This Album's Certainly Neither Empty Or Derivative

"...Bands can be funny and opinionated but also creative."