Back with their second full length, THE LaFONTAINES have thrown everything but the kitchen sink at COMMON PROBLEM. Constantly re-establishing themselves across twelve punchy anthems, it is difficult to pinhole their sound, genre and influence from one track to another.
Instead of sounding like a car crash of sounds, though, the Scottish outfit make every genre they venture down their own while still staying true to their roots. Take What Do I Know for example; snarling lyrics spat rapidly with arena filling choruses give various layers shifting at every corner. This attitude and vibe is the backbone of the sophomore album and provides an appreciative display of The LaFontaines’ capability to elegantly wander off on a tangent without diluting their powerfully raw vibe.
With an ‘indie-rock’ core (to be extremely broad) with evident heavy doses of hip-hop and punk, The LaFontaines are more than capable of portraying their energy on stage. Having showcased what they are all about at this year’s TRNSMT, Reading and Leeds Festival as well as previously selling out Barrowlands; the live circuit is preparing to be bombarded once again with a winter tour featuring dates in Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and more already announced.
If Common Problem is anything to go by, expect a raucous evening of nightclub-esque bangers, experimental instrumentation and choruses sharp enough to cut your face off.