Right Font suits Wishaw party an­i­mals

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Jonathan Ged­des

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

in July.

Dif­fer­ent Class LaFon­taines will re­lease al­bum


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