Things are looking up for Scotland's own The LaFontaines. After closing out 2014 by selling out their biggest gig to date at the ABC, they've got a slew of brand new gigs coming up later on this spring all capped off by their kicking off the main stage at T in the Park Festival on 11 July. Before that, though, they're headed out on a UK headlining tour that'll contain their biggest headlining dates thus far.

#Fontmania will be in full force come 8 June when their debut album Class drops via 889 Records, which was produced by Matt O'Grady (You Me At Six/Don Broco) - and they aren't even signed yet! As a sort of lovechild between old school hip hop and alt-rock kings Biffy Clyro, they follow a path all their own, showcased in their brand new video for 'King' which we're premiering right now! Frontman Kerr Okan explained how the clip came to be in a press release:

“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, whilst 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”.

A band that's no stranger to partying (see: unexpected appearances from strippers at gigs, their gambling away video budgets at casinos), Class is sure to highlight that in unexpected and interesting ways as 'King' shows so clearly. “I couldn’t be happier with the album. We’ve spent the past 3 to 4 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", Okan said in a press release, and you can get a taste of what's to come from #Fontmania by watching the 'King' video below!

  • Tour Dates:
  • 26/05 - Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
  • 27/05 - Liverpool - Arts Club
  • 28/05 - Leeds - The Key Club
  • 30/05 - Norwich - Waterfront Studio
  • 31/05 - Sheffield - Corporation
  • 01/06 - M. Keynes - Craufurd Arms
  • 02/06 - Manchester - Ruby Lounge
  • 03/06 - Bristol - Louisiana
  • 04/06 - Birmingham - Hare & Hounds
  • 05/06 - London - Barfly
  • 06/06 - Coventry - Kasbah
  • 07/06 - Newcastle - Think Tank
  • 11/06 - Edinburgh - Liquid Rooms
  • 12/06 - Dumfries - The Venue
  • 13/06 - Aberdeen - The Lemon Tree
  • 11/07 - T in The Park – Main Stage

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