You can’t speak the language. 1. Fontaines DC, The Haunt Thurdsay 18th April 2019. Fontaines D.C. A Hero's Death, released 31 July 2020 1. Fontaines DC have completed work on their second album. Two-fifths of Fontaines DC hail from Mayo so it is perhaps inevitable conversation turns to the recent television adaptation of Castlebar-born Sally Rooney’s Normal People. “We wrote the songs from a place of genuine experience and observation,” says Deegan. "When you’re used to being productive and you go from that into lockdown you feel you are wasting your potential for doing things. And suddenly there wasn’t anything left to burn. You can’t call this a scene or a sound, although the indie press, what’s left of it, has tried to, gleefully rubbing its corduroys at the sight of men with guitars coming over the hill. Stay in bed. A question that can’t be answered – a Gordian knot for the five-white-boys-in-a-band generation – … Still, you can’t blame people for wanting a lot from Fontaines DC. The best food, health, entertainment and lifestyle content from the Irish Examiner, direct to Six months later, as Fontaines DC prepare to release 'A Hero’s Death', bassist Conor Deegan talks about that period, and the election specifically, as if it was a dream. Their set is curtailed with the wicked ‘Hurricane Laughter’ and I realise I’ve still got a full pint in my hand, that’s how good Fontaines DC are…any band which can separate me from my beer is destined for greatness. The Beach Boys were one of the greatest pop bands ever. They barnstormed through a headliner set at the Rock Against Homelessness night at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, pushing past the exhaustion of 18 months of almost constant touring. The songs on their 2019 debut Dogrel were populated by characters as vivid as those on the Arctic Monkeys’ debut, and were so good that they reset the bar for mainstream indie-rock bands. Every city has its own story, but it’s often the job of its artists to bring these stories to life. You can’t speak the language. Especially as the band ploughed through an exhausting tour of the United States. That the end is nigh. You step outside the door and you’re a stranger. In early March, as Ireland hurtled towards the unknown, Fontaines DC played their final full concert before the shutdown. A Hero's Death 8. All these months later we can agree that if ever there was a moment when optimism and resilience matter then it is now. The more brightly their music blazed, the deeper the shadows. It’s just not the same as having your family beside you, your friends.”. 2. March was a weird time. And yet, something about their 2019 debut Dogrel, seems to speak to what it is to be young and struggling in Ireland today. In just a year, Fontaines DC have gone from pub shows to signing to the label home of Cigarettes After Sex and IDLES. It’s catchier than Dogrel, bigger and bolder too. Fontaines D.C. have released four hotly received double A-side singles in the past six months which garnered early support from Steve Lamacq and others on BBC 6 Music. In 2015 they were going to release their debut with music journalist John Robb’s Louder Than War label. They were burning the candle at every end. Words by Ashley Laurence Photos by Jamie MacMillan – a big thanks for the pics, as your writer stupidly managed to lock both himself and camera out of his house. In the press release promoting the album, Fontaines DC announced that one of the influences on the record was the Beach Boys. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. Fontaines D.C. started out self-releasing singles. The struggles in our lives are the struggles in other people’s lives because we live normal lives. The music was bleak and caterwauling. Fontaines D.C. frontman Grian Chatten doesn’t know what to do with his hands. "They’re supposed to represent the public good. Fontaines DC’s second album, A Hero’s Death, would not be out until the summer. The Dublin band are expected to drop their highly anticipated debut album later this year. You Said 6. Connell’s struggle with mental health really affected me. Charles Manson even had a walk-on part. "It was a big decision. We were encouraging each other to be who we believed ourselves to be all the time” -Grian Chatten, lead vocals, Fontaines D.C. With the best bands, it seems to happen fast. “There was an opportunity to catch up with friends and family, watch movies and stuff like that. It cost a lot of money to re-record. And they aren’t one for grand, empty provocations. Living In America 9. Something had to give. Our songs, inadvertently to a degree, came to resonant.”. It is true that their songs aren’t explicitly political (they are instead steeped in the urban poetry of Brendan Behan and James Joyce). If we had put it out, people would have gone 'this is good'. This may be surprising. “It’s just shocking that the political parties, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, have gotten away with ignoring the signal for change that was given in the election result — whatever you say about how you feel about Sinn Féin,” he says. “When you listen to Sixties music, this idealistic surf and sun music, you know that the doom is coming. ... You step outside the door and you’re a stranger. This provided mirth and befuddlement. “Sit beneath a light that suits ya / And look forward to a brighter future”. “But they wouldn’t have got the full picture of what the songs are supposed to be. Released in April last year, Dogrel quickly marked Fontaines DC out as a rare guitar band that matter. A Hero’s Death sounds effortless but making it was anything but. The It’s a pretty decent album. “You realise what these things are actually worth and what they’re not worth. I know so many lads my age who struggled with that, have difficulty talking about their feelings.”. You can hear the full interview with Fontaines DC on 2fm from 10pm on Thursday (April 11th), followed by the band’s sent from last January’s Eurosonic festival. “They might have changed the name to Sligo. In Ireland today that group is Fontaines DC. Even a master teller can find their own stories coming back to bite them in the bum. The rent problems. Fontaines originally recorded the album at storied Sunset Sound on Sunset Boulevard in LA, where Prince made Purple Rain, the Rolling Stones recorded  Exile on Main Street and the Beach Boys Pet Sounds. He feels the young, caught in the pincer grip of soaring rents and sky-high living costs, have essentially been ghosted by the political establishment. Directed by Hugh Mulhern Shot by Eoin McLoughlinMake up by Madonna BambinoAssistant producer: Angela MulhernSong by Fontaines D.C.Recorded at Mr. Dan's Studio, LondonProduced \u0026 Mixed by Dan CareyMixing Engineer Alexis SmithMastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studios, London'Sha Sha Sha’ is taken from the debut LP ‘Dogrel’ by Fontaines D.C. Out now on Partisan Records - https://FontainesDC.lnk.to/dogrelPraise for Dogrel: The Guardian (★★★★★)NME (★★★★★)The Times (★★★★)Pitchfork (8.0)Q (★★★★)Clash (9/10)Irish Times (4/5)Dork (★★★★★)Upset (★★★★★)DIY (★★★★½)Loud \u0026 Quiet (9/10)Connect with Fontaines D.C.https://www.facebook.com/fontainesbandhttps://www.instagram.com/fontainesbandhttps://twitter.com/fontainesdublinhttp://fontainesband.com/ No The new album from Fontaines D.C.—‘A Hero’s Death’—arrives July 31. Fontaines DC - A Hero’s Death We love them! https://www.roughtrade.com/us/fontaines-d-c/darklands-versions “If they’re not following the election results and they’re kind of ignoring the fact so many people voted for Sinn Féin … then they’re only interested in keeping themselves in power and that’s really shit. Televised Mind 4. They’re all going, ‘you’re great’. The Dublin band tell Ed Nash how embracing what they know is the only way forward. fontaines d.c. outstore performance! Have a shower regularly. Fontaines DC capture the grit, the despair — but also the hope and idealism. Strong voices, sharp writing on the issues that matter to you. Registered in Ireland: 523712. There was a lot of longing for home and finding ways to deal with constantly being displaced.”. Our label head got behind us. It’s just over a year since Fontaines DC released their debut album Dogrel, a record which defied artistic expectations - it certainly wasn’t the post-punk homage many mistakenly labelled it as - and was a commercial success to boot.Despite spending most of 2019 on the road, they’re about to break the rules again with the release of their second record. Sunny 11. But only among those whose knowledge of the Sixties hitmakers doesn’t extend beyond 'California Girls'. But they were dissatisfied with the results and so scrapped the project and started over in London — at considerable expense. “It became kind of far-fetched to people who had only a superficial understanding of the Beach Boys’ music,” says Deegan. "It’s great that people enjoy the music  — don’t get me wrong. “I’ve gone back and listened to it a bit now that we’ve started doing press. This event is for fans only and these special conditions are in place to ensure that tickets are purchased for personal use only and are not resold for profit and/or through unauthorised resale sites. Whatever way you look at it, the second album from Dublin band Fontaines DC is full of difficulties. After the mania of the road, the stillness was initially welcome. But [now] I feel really bored all the time doing nothing. Fontaines D.C. - Sha Sha Sha (Official Music Video) - YouTube Fontaines D.C. met as a quintet in Dublin, influenced and driven in equal measure by the rich history of their hometown’s counter-culture, their response has been to make concise and immediately authentic indie-punk that has done anything but fall on deaf ears. When you are listening to this track in particular, you begin to realise that the lyrics on songs aren’t just there to be glazed over and hummed, they are discussions of pain, love, sadness, and warmth, all extracted from her personal experiences. There were nights when the schedule allowed just an hour for sleep. “A whole year of touring … affected our headspace writing the album. Fontaines DC can’t wait to return to the stage. He walks out on stage grasping the air, sparring with it, pacing back and forth. A Hero’s Death is one of those great second albums that takes everything you liked about its predecessor and amplifies it. And yet the lyrics to 'A Hero’s Death', the title track from their forthcoming second record, resounded with optimism and resilience. They’re kind of superficial in a sense. It really was a baptism. Fontaines D.C. tour dates listed on … “We knew it wasn’t the album we had imagined,” says Deegan. We’ll be paying off the cost of making this album for a long time.”, - 'A Hero’s Death' is released on July 31. I Don't Belong 2. It was very expensive. “It was really nice for the first couple of weeks,” he says. Instead they’re representing their own private interests, which is staying in power.”. He spent the early part of the lockdown in a cottage owned by a friend’s grandmother in rural Mayo (guitarist Carlos O’Connell isolated there too). What, if anything, has changed? Covid-19 had finally reached Ireland. As with us all, however, he could only sit around doing nothing for so long. There was also turmoil over the general election result and the historic swing among younger voters against the old guard of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. Fontaines DC capture the grit, the despair — but also the hope and idealism. 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Halfway through, the band debuted a new song. 14+ **EVENT UPDATE NOV 2020** Due to the current lockdown situation across the UK, Fontaines D.C. will sadly no longer be performing their outstore for us at Chalk on 24 th November.We realise this won’t be unexpected news but it’s still sad to be communicating it nonetheless. That can kind of get you down.”, Our new album 'A Hero's Death' is out in less than 2 weeks. "Life isn’t always empty, ” sang frontman Grian Chatten. To see Fontaines DC play in such a small club you realise there's no other way they could have done it. your inbox. It gives it this real fragile beauty.”. Love Is The Main Thing 3. tuesday 24th november awaiting rescheduled date at chalk, brighton. Unsurprisingly, they love playing home fixtures. It gives it this real fragile beauty.” Two-fifths of Fontaines DC hail from Mayo so it is perhaps inevitable conversation turns to the recent television adaptation of … “We just kept going with what we were doing with the first one,” says Deegan. The best food, health, entertainment and lifestyle content from the irishexaminer.com, direct to your inbox every Friday. [17] In May 2017, Fontaines released the single "Liberty Belle" followed by the split "Hurricane Laughter / Winter In the Sun". This is a no nonsense album. But you can definitely tell it was about Castlebar. Oh Such A Spring 7. High quality Fontaines Dc gifts and merchandise. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. Every so often a band comes along that captures the lived experiences of young people at a pressure point in history. There were moments of madness. A rock band in its purest form. Barely a year after their breakthrough debut 'Dogrel,' Fontaines D.C. are back with 'A Hero's Death' — but they are returning as a much different band. Not for the first time, either… A genuinely great, genuinely popular new rock band is as rare as a Sumatran rhino these days. That the end is nigh. A Lucid Dream 5. Grian Chatten, coffee in hand and sat next to bandmate and guitarist Carlos O’Connell, is recalling a time mid-way through one of Fontaines DC’s many European jaunts in support of ‘Dogrel’ - the 2019 debut that propelled the quintet from buzzy Dublin newcomers to one of Europe’s most in-demand bands in the space of barely a year. It’s great they are coming. If you’re Irish and weren’t totally smitten by the swift rise of Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. via their debut album Dogrel early last year, these seven words will no doubt ring familiar. Yet theirs’ is also a story encompassing death, madness and excess. Last summer it finally did, as they cancelled a number of festival shows due to “health issues”. “It’s so dualistic,” says Deegan of the stresses of life on the road. © Irish Examiner Ltd, Linn Dubh, Assumption Road, Blackpool, Cork. “When you listen to Sixties music, this idealistic surf and sun music, you know that the doom is coming. Pre-order now https://t.co/O5lkPoqNxf pic.twitter.com/Zuz9OM3XWw. Fontaines DC’s first album, ‘Dogrel’, was richly praised for its vivid, oblique lyrics, glimpses of lives flashing by in the dark night of its jagged, rollicking riffs.Rightly beloved, it was nominated for the Mercury Prize and scored a Top 10 for their independent label, Partisan. “I related to it so much,” says Deegan, who along with drummer Tom Coll grew up in the town. I Was Not Born 10. The debut album was great, and they did not disappoint with this second album! “Because they were true to us, people saw themes to them. 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