Right Font suits Wishaw party animals
Wishaw’s own the LaFontaines are set to release their debut album.
The party band are set to hold a special gig in Glasgow to celebrate the launch.
Over the past several years the fivesome - Kerr Okan, John Gerard, Darren McCaughey, Jamie Keenan and Iain Findlay have built up their fanbase, played headline gigs at venues as big as the O2 ABC and starred in front of huge crowds at T In The Park.
Known for mixing together rock, pop, hip-hop and anything else that comes to mind, they’ve earned a reputation as one of Scotland’s wildest live acts.
A recent trip to Morocco to film a video for a new single, King, saw the group wind up in a typical misadventure.
Frontman Kerr explained: “I’d love to head back to Morocco, I just hope the authorities allow it.
“It would appear that chancing your arm and filming without a permit doesn’t go down well in some places.
“We spent four hours in a holding cell in a Moroccan police station while we tried to convince the authorities that we weren’t working for the BBC or making a film.
“Next time I think we’ll just head to Magaluf.”
Now they’ll be releasing their album, called Class, on June 8.
For the record the band worked with producer Matt O’ Grady, who’s helmed records by the likes of You Me At Six and Don Broco, and they were trying to capture the energy of their rowdy gigs on record.
Kerr added: “I couldn’t be happier with the album.
“We’ve spent the past three to four years leading up to this point.
“Everything we’ve seen on the road or experienced together as a band has finally made its way onto record.
“It’s guaranteed to shock those who assume we’re simply just the best live band in Scotland.
“There’s so much depth to these songs, a load of pain and struggle, but underlying throughout all of the writing is some real grit and determination.”
The lads will be heading off on a UK tour to promote the album, and they’re holding a special Big Font Night In event in a special Glasgow location on the day the album’s released.
The only way to find out about tickets for the gig is to sign up through www.thelafontaines.co.uk
They’ll also then have the honour of opening the Main Stage on Saturday’s T In The Park
Different Class LaFontaines will release album