High 5, with Darren McCaughey (The LaFontaines)

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

This Saturday (Sep 24), The LaFontaines play live at Hamilton Park Racecourse alongside headline act Glasvegas and The Voice winner Stevie McCrorie, among others (see ticket info below).

Ahead of their appearance in Hamilton, AAA caught up with The LaFontaines guitarist Darren McCaughey for a chat.

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Favourite Film 

The Streets – Original Pirate Material. Mike Skinner is probably my favourite musician and this album still sounds as relevant and interesting as it did in 2002.

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Favourite Single 

Kanye West – All Of The Lights. A pretty massive tune that goes off in all situations – I really like the all-star cast of features and the beat is insane.

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Favourite Album

City Of God. A super interesting story and I thought it was cool how they took loads of kids that had never acted before and workshopped them into playing big characters.

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Favourite Gig 

Oasis – Braehead Arena , 2002. It was the first gig I ever went to and made me think that it would be cool to try and play music.

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Favourite Book 

Limmy – Daft Wee Stories. It’s maybe not my favourite book but the audiobook is really funny – and I  always feel weird walking around different places listening to this and then just bursting into laughter.

Hamilton Park Racecourse’s first ever music festival gets underway at 12 noon with the first acts, including Stevie McCrorie, taking to the stage from 12.30pm. The racing action takes centre stage mid-afternoon before the live music starts up again from 7pm, through to 11pm. Advance discount tickets for the Totepool Music Festival Racenight are available now and can be purchased for £25 at www.hamilton-park.co.uk by calling 01698 283806. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.co.uk .Children under-18 go free. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

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