In 2015 their debut album Class charted in the UK Top 100 and Scottish Top 10, reached number one in the UK Indie Breakers chart, and received more than three million plays on Spotify.
Now, The LaFontaines are set to follow that success with the seething power of their second album Common Problem, which hit the racks late last month.
The album provides an intense and relatable social commentary. A brutally honest outpouring of angst, Common Problem is a raging reflection on the state of the world today.
"Common Problem is a much darker record than our debut release,” says front-man Kerr Okan. "We’re not as young and naive as we were in our early twenties. We’ve been around the world as a band, seen a lot of things and discovered our one big Common Problem… There is a lot of angst, truth and reality held within this album.”
With the help of producer Joe Cross (The Courteeners), the album’s sound is as sharp as the lyrical content, packed with explosive riffs and electronic hooks that race alongside Okan's gritty, pointed Scottish drawl.
Common Problem combines an eclectic mix of influences, but at their core The LaFontaines are a real rock band, and a genuine force to be reckoned with.
Having built a reputation as one of Scotland’s most exciting live bands, The LaFontaines have sold out headline shows at Glasgow’s Barrowlands and ABC, played London’s Koko and the main stage at T In The Park.
And this week they go decidedly low-key with a date at MK11 in Milton Keynes.
Catch them on Thursday (November 16).
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