Formed in 2010, Scotland’s The LaFontaines take guitar infused hip hop and pop to create a stylised sound which is refreshingly unique.
The band’s lyrical content is often a social commentary on today’s Scottish culture while still maintaining a traditional pop format.
The band has gained a widespread fanbase, achieved critical acclaim and introduced a cross genre style that has changed the face of Scottish music. The band’s sound is a result of the culmination of five different visions and musical tastes, making it completely unrivalled while sharing the common goal of pushing the boundaries of Scottish music
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2013 has seen Scotland’s The LaFontaines sign to Manchester’s LAB Records to release their debut single, ‘All She Knows’, secure airplay on Radio 1, sell out their largest headline show to date, support the likes of 3OH!3, Canterbury and The Blackout and hit the iTunes alt chart Top 20 and that’s just for starters!
The release of ‘All She Knows’ marks the start of an exciting new chapter for the band and comes off the back of an incredibly successful Summer with festival appearances across the UK including Belladrum, Crooked Ways, Redfest, Underground Festival and a headline appearance on the BBC Introducing Stage at T in the Park. Their fanbase also continues to grow rapidly.
Produced by Matt O’ Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf Havana, Don Bronco), ‘All She Knows’ secured airplay on Radio 1 as well as commercial stations across the UK. It received its audio premier on the Rock Sound website, earned the band a double page feature in Scotland biggest selling newspaper, The Sunday Mail and the video premiered on Vevo’s homepage next to Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry’s latest offerings.
Throughout their career so far, the band has supported the likes of: Twin Atlantic/The Ting Tings/3OH!3/The Blackout/Example/Beardyman/Sonic Boom Six/ N-Dubz/ Kid British/The Cool Kids/The Xcerts/Pendulum/Diana Vickers/The Dykeenies/Kids in Glass Houses/Tinchy Stryder
The LaFontaines track, ‘Under The Storm’ was chosen by Pollstar’s ‘International Music Festival of the Year’, T in the Park, as the soundtrack to their viral announcement video and their social media following continues to increase by the day.
“The best live band in Scotland” –Sunday Mail
“The time is surely ripe for the world to take notice of Motherwell’s The LaFontaines” – The Herald
Feature Image: Gemma Robinson | For FOTF | Read full live review here