BEING chased by Moroccan police. Annoying James Bond. Flogging dodgy EPs of their own songs at the Barras.

Welcome to life with the LaFontaines.

Over the past few years the Motherwell and Wishaw quintet have earned recognition for their partying tunes that combine pop, rock and hip hop with a Scottish accent on top.

Now they are getting ready for their biggest show to date when they headline the Barrowland on Saturday night - and to prepare for the gig they took a stall there one Sunday to try and flog tickets.

“It was a usual daft LaFontaines idea,” admits singer Kerr Okan.

“We joked that no band had ever sold tickets for their own gig at the Barras itself and it felt like a good way to plug the show. It took us back to being younger and going there (to the market).

“We did it like we remembered - we gave out EPs for free and then when anyone took them home they’d find they didn’t work properly because we wanted them to get full Barras experience.”

Yet there’s a steelier side to the band. The gig may be rowdy and the songs so full of life they could kick-start a party for zombies, but Kerr’s lyrics often touch on bigger issues, including his problems with the class system.

“We do want to have a good time when playing live but with the album we called it Class not just because we think it’s a class record but because of the class system as a whole, and being five guys trying to grow up in the West of Scotland.

“I very much write about what I experience and what annoys me - we enjoy a party as well but there are depth and layers to the music.”

It also took a fair amount of dedication and determination to get the album made at all. The band have run into plenty of roadblocks despite their live success, with labels struggling to get what the fivesome are about.

“We try to convey what we do live on the record as well, and you’d sometimes find a producer would be trying to turn us into what 40-year-old white men think hip hop sounds like,” adds Kerr.

“It stunk - we’d end up too polished. When we found Matt O’Grady, who’s worked with Don Broco and You Me At Six, he seemed to just get it.”

Of course, the group sometimes don’t help themselves, given their tendency to land themselves in ridiculous misadventures. They earned headlines last year after deciding to drunkenly sing Skyfall when they spotted Daniel Craig in a restaurant - the man who plays 007 was less than impressed.

A more serious incident came earlier in 2015 when they had the bright idea to shoot a music video in Morocco but didn’t get a permit to do so.

“Bringing a camera like we did and causing a scene like we did, it was only a matter of time before something happened,” says Kerr.

“I was in the middle of the road, a black van pulled up and the polis hauled all of us in. We were taken to a holding cell - it was like an episode of Homeland and they were all shouting at us. I was thinking why didn’t we just go to Spain…

“They thought we were working for the BBC and we had to pay them money. They got us to delete the footage, but we’d luckily already switched the memory cards. We just left after that, then about an hour later at the hotel we were surrounded again - luckily the hotel staff managed to deescalate the situation and we left that night.”

Playing the Barrowland should be a breeze in comparison.

“It’s a huge bucket list thing. It’s where I’ve been to see my favourite bands, like Cypress Hill, so it’s amazing.”

The LaFontaines, Barrowland, Saturday, £14, 7pm