Fontaines D.C. (photo Richard Dumas)

Over the last year, FONTAINES D.C. have released five critically acclaimed singles, all of which garnered considerable support both from radio, with the band A-listed at BBC Radio 6 Music for their last single ‘Big’, and from a vast range of international press, with the band featuring in a number of end of year lists. Now, following the announcement of their highly-anticipated debut album ‘Dogrel’, the band have shared a video for their new single ‘Roy’s Tune’.

The accompanying video, directed by Liam Papadachi and featuring IFTA (Irish Film and Television Academy) award-winning actor Dafhyd Flynn, is a quiet and soulful portrayal of a day in the life of a young family, struggling to make ends meet, and coming to terms with how their lives have now changed after the birth of their baby girl. It’s a poignant and gentle ode to perseverance (or ‘hanging on’), matching the lament and hopeful optimism of the single.

Speaking about the single, guitarist Conor Curley says, “It’s sung to Ireland – from a mindset of frustration, depression, and a loss of innocence. I used to work in the service industry, at a small burrito place in Dublin, and I’d walk home at night because I couldn’t afford public transportation. Grian and I didn’t have any money, so we were sharing a double-size bed in the same converted office block. One night on my way home I was walking by The George, which is the biggest gay nightclub in Dublin, and a guy was getting kicked out by the bouncers. He kept yelling at them, “I’m gonna kill you stone dead!,” and that turn of phrase stuck out to me.

A couple years back the EU awarded Ireland €14 billion in back taxes from Apple, but the government here refuses to do anything with the money out of fear Apple will move their headquarters. They care more about a giant corporation than the people of our country, and all we can do is sit there and take it.

We wanted this to be a moment of reflection on the album. We included this song with the purpose of showing our intent as a band and as Songwriters from the get go. That we intend to explore whatever emotions or ideas we see, and not just make ‘another post-punk album’.”

Alongside the new single, Fontaines D.C. have announced a new Dublin live date for December 2019 at Vicar Street. This will be the band’s biggest Irish show to-date and is currently the only Dublin date scheduled for 2019 so far. The band will be embarking on their sold-out UK headline tour in April and then travelling to the US supporting IDLES on their Spring run.

Fontaines D.C. have toured extensively over the last year supporting Shame on their UK tour and selling out every date their own UK headline tours in December 2018 and April 2019. Similarly, the band have recently completed a 20+ run of sell out dates across Europe and Scandinavia and are set to appear at various festivals across 2019 including End Of The Road, Truck Festival, Y Not Festival, SXSW and more.

‘Dogrel’ is due out 12th April 2019 via Partisan Records and is available to pre-order. The album will be released on limited edition transparent yellow vinyl, CD as well as all digital platforms.

11 APR 2019 / UK / Bristol / Thekla SOLD OUT

12 APR 2019 / UK / Leeds / Brudenell Social Club SOLD OUT

13 APR 2019 / UK / Manchester / Gorilla SOLD OUT

14 APR 2019 / UK / Glasgow / King Tuts SOLD OUT

16 APR 2019 / UK / Nottingham / Rescue Rooms SOLD OUT

17 APR 2019 / UK / London / The Garage SOLD OUT

18 APR 2019 / UK / Brighton / The Haunt SOLD OUT


19 NOV 2019 / UK / Manchester / O2 Ritz

20 NOV 2019 / UK / Liverpool / O2 Academy

21 NOV 2019 / UK / Glasgow / SWG 3

22 NOV 2019 / UK / Leeds / Stylus

23 NOV 2019 / UK / Sheffield / Leadmill

25 NOV 2019 / UK / Birmingham / O2 Institute

26 NOV 2019 / UK / Oxford / O2 Academy

27 NOV 2019 / UK / London / O2 Forum

28 NOV 2019 / UK / Brighton / Concorde 2

30 NOV 2019 / UK / Bristol / SWX

1 DEC 2019 / UK / Southampton / The 1865

7 DEC 2019 / IRE / Dublin / Vicar Street

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