LaFaro play uncompromising, dirty, raw and riffy punk rock with a dash of that wry Irish humour thrown in for good measure.


It's useless to fight LaFaro if you are attacked. If they have you between their jaws they will not let go. If you do decide to put up a fight, LaFaro are likely to do a death roll. Polar opposite to the delicate poise of the influential jazz bassist Scott LaFaro from which this Belfast quartet take their name, LaFaro are a wrecking ball of a band. Their rhythmic post-hardcore is designed to pulverize dance floors and leave no bottle of beer undrunk - this is music as it should be 'We hark back to time when rock music was still fun' states lead rabble-rouser Johnny Black.

Recalling Jesus Lizard, Shellac and Helmet and NI melodic rockers Therapy? LaFaro have character, chops and emotion oozing through every seedy riff 'I love to write about life's dark little secrets - the things we all know happen but never get discussed'.

Set to release their sophomore effort on Smalltown America in October 2011 - many more will be snapped in LaFaro's jaws. If you can't get close enough to gouge their eyes out try whacking LaFaro on the snout. We fear however, that resistance is futile.


LaFaro - Easy Meat (Smalltown America Records) October 2011
LaFaro - LaFaro ( Smalltown America Records ) 10th May 2010

Meat Wagon - Sept 2011 - (Smalltown America Records)
Easy Meat - June 2011 - (Smalltown America Records)
The Ballad Of Burnt Dave - June 2010 (Smalltown America Records)
Tupenny Nudger - May 2010 (Smalltown America Records)
EP2 - 2008 ( Self Released )
EP - 2007 ( Field Records )

To Let - Big Scary Monsters ( 2009 )
Premeditation Vol 2 - Predestination Records ( 2007 )

Set List

Typical LaFaro sets run between 25 - 40 minutes and amongst the fun there are some songs including -

-Tupenny Nudger
-Big Kevin
-Cold Dog Soup
-Great Conversations Remembered No 39 - Jeff Hinton
-Girl Is A Drummer
-The Ballad Of Burnt Dave
-Party Hardy Marty
-Boom Chasers
-Chopper Is A Tout
-All Of These Things

Amongst others.....