FONTAINES D.C. Talked To STEREOGUM About Each Song Of Their New Stellar LP ‘A DEATH’S HERO’

2 August 2020

Irish indie rock bohemians FONTAINES D.C. just released their second ‘difficult’ longplayer. A DEATH’S HERO is a stellar piece of work about the grim times we
live in seen through the eyes of young artists trying to make sense of all of it.

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The band talked with online music magazine
Stereogum about every single track on their
new chilling masterpiece. Read it all here.


(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

From Despair To Where? Indie Misfits FONTAINES D.C. Released ‘A DEATH’S HERO’ Album Today

31 July 2020

Band: FONTAINES D.C. (Dublin, Ireland)
Who: Irish post punk indie gunslingers gearing
up for world domination.
Album: A HERO’S DEATH – the band’s second LP
Released: 31 July 2020

Key phrase: “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”Lucius Annaeus SenecaLife

NME‘s verdict: “Usually, when a band follows up their lauded, hype-building
debut album in lightning-fast time, they do so to capitalise on the buzz and double
down on any early promise. Fontaines D.C.‘s second album, the tense, often morose
‘A Hero’s Death’, feels like the antithesis of this approach… It finds the band investigating
their meteoric rise and the punishing, never-ending tour that followed, sifting through
the fragmented pieces that remain.’ 
Full review here. Score: 4/5

Keywords: From despair to where? / Bold twilight tour de force / Stayin’ Alive /
Parlando poetry / Survival misfits / Day and night, black and white / Reality check

Key tracks/singles: Televised Mind / I Don’t Belong / A Hero’s Death

– TELEVISED MIND –

– I DON’T BELONG –

– A HERO’S DEATH –

Full album…

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FONTAINES D.C.: Facebook


(Photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

One Festival Track A Day Turns Summer Into Holiday – FONTAINES D.C. Rolling At Glastonbury 2019

Memorable festival flashes to heal this summer’s ‘no festivals’ pain…

‘Boys in the Better Land’ by FONTAINES D.C. performed at Glastonbury 2019
From their topnotch 2019 debut album Dogrel. We can already say without
a shadow of a doubt that this 2020 is the year of these Dublin rockers.

Here’s the better land…

Check their newest single ‘TELEVISED MIND‘ from their
upcoming, second album A HERO’s DEATH out 31 July

FONTAINES D.C.: Website

FONTAINES D.C. Share Another Grand Piece From New Upcoming Album – Here’s ‘TELEVISED MIND’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

1 July 2020


(photo: Turn Up The Volume!)

FONTAINES D.C., one the most exciting bands of the moment are on their way to follow their five-star 2019 debut LP Dogrel with another supreme longplayer. A HERO’S DEATH will see the day of light on 31 July. So far they gave us two startling cuts with the thundery title track and moody meditation I Don’t Belong.

And the third track is another remarkable ripper. TELEVISED MIND is a rollicking Krautrock-like jam getting under your skin slowly but surely while frontman Grian
Chatten
‘s parlando vocals rattle on and on and on. Bull’s eye, again!

Let’s roll…

Also on Spotify

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Other two tracks

– A HERO’S DEATH –

– I DON’T BELONG –

FONTAINES D.C: Facebook


New album A HERO’S DEATH out 31 July – pre-order facilities via Partisan Records

Reflective Meditation – FONTAINES D.C. With New Single ‘I DON’T BELONG’

New sonic impulses…

10 June 2020


(photo: Turn Up The Volume!)

After their impressive 2019 debut LP Irish rockers FONTAINES D.C. already launch a new
full length (eat your heart out, Radiohead) entitled A HERO’S DEATH at the end of July. Last month they unleashed the first single, the stormy title track.

And here’s a second piece called I DON’T BELONG. The opening track of the longplayer.
A lost in thoughts meditation about being an outsider with reflective vocals by charismatic frontman Grian Chatten

Hear it here…

Also on Spotify

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FONTAINES D.C: Facebook


New album out 31st July

Great Tribute To A Great Band – Irish Sensation FONTAINES D.C. Covers THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN…

16 May 2020

Young Irish rockers FONTAINES D.C. who hit the music scene sensationally with their blistering debut album Dogrel joined the countless artists making and sharing music
from their homes.

They picked the musing title track of The Jesus And Mary Chain‘s 1987 Darklands
album. Their version is sensitive, intimate, and dreamy with frontman Grian Chatten
really singing instead of sneering with his characteristic parlando vocals and, wow,
he has a truly affecting voice. Wistful top cover. A great tribute to a great band.

The cover

The original version…

Irish Rockers FONTAINES D.C. Unleash Brand New Stormy Single ‘A HERO’S DEATH’…

New sonic impulses…

6 May 2020

With last’s year rousing debut album Drogel Irish firm post-punk rockers FONTAINES D.C. hit the scene with a big bang. One of the best 2019 longplayers on Turn Up The Volume‘s list.

Their follow-up LP ‘A HERO’S DEATH‘ is already waiting in the pipeline, out 31st July.
And here’s the first single and title track. It could have been a highlight on Drogel with its pumped-up pace, frontman Grian Chatten rattling non-stop rant while the band produces an adrenalin beat that grows in tension along its thundery way.

It’s a heated ripper of hope and having faith in the future

“Life ain’t always empty / Don’t get stuck in the past/ Say your favorite things at
mass / Tell your mother that you love her/ And go out of your way for others.”

Here’s the accompanying video…

FONTAINES D.C.: Facebook

FONTAINES D.C. Share New Video Clip For Highlight Track ‘LIBERTY BELLE’ Of Their Debut LP…

9 January 2020

Flaming Irish indie rockers FONTAINES D.C. released one of the best albums of 2019 with their smashing debut LP ‘DOGREL. The band decided to share a new video for one of the top tracks ‘LIBERTY BELLE‘ as so much has changed since they made the original clip. It’s full of live footage from their stormy gigs. I saw them playing twice last year and I can assure you they’re one of the best live bands around.

Here we go…

Debut LP ‘DOGREL
here in full…

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FONTAINES D.C.: Facebook

Best Concerts Of 2019 (Pt 7) – Here’s Irish Punk Rock Turbo FONTAINES D.C.

Turn Up The Volume looks back at his favourite concerts of 2019…

FONTAINES D.C. – Botanique, Brussels – 7 November 2019

Here’s the original review

Last Thursday was the third time in the past 18 months that Turn Up The Volume lost himself in FONTAINES D.C.‘s intoxicating live hurly-burly. And this non-stop storming
gig was by far the best of the three. The success of their astounding debut LP ‘Dogrel made them tour half of the globe and after a couple of hundred shows since I first saw these sharp-mouthed Irish punk ‘n’ roll globetrotters they have become a real red-hot-blooded, mean machine. Their 45 minutes of adrenalin infused explosion of youthful anger, political and social frustration and sheer rock puissance inflamed our capital
and myself. Incontestable contender for best gig of the year! You bet!

Yesterday’s pics


Manic frontman Grian Chatten in full swing…


Too real for ya?


Looking for the boys in the better land


Full house


Setlist, including two new ones: ‘Heroes Death’ and ‘Lucid Dream’ …

Debut album DOGREL in full…

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Reviews of Turn Up The Volume‘s
previous Fontaines experiences:…
Dikmsuide 2019 and Brussels 2018

Irish Mean Punk ‘N’ Roll Machine FONTAINES D.C. Inflamed Brussels…

FONTAINES D.C. – Botanique, Brussels – 7 November 2019

Last Thursday was the third time in the past 18 months that Turn Up The Volume lost himself in FONTAINES D.C.‘s intoxicating live hurly-burly. And this non-stop storming
gig was by far the best of the three. The success of their astounding debut LP ‘Dogrel made them tour half of the globe and after a couple of hundred shows since I first saw these sharp-mouthed Irish punk ‘n’ roll globetrotters they have become a real red-hot-blooded, mean machine. Their 45 minutes of adrenalin infused explosion of youthful anger, political and social frustration and sheer rock puissance inflamed our capital
and myself. Incontestable contender for best gig of the year! You bet!

Yesterday’s pics


Manic frontman Grian Chatten in full swing…


Too real for ya?


Looking for the boys in the better land


Full house


Setlist, including two new ones: ‘Heroes Death’ and ‘Lucid Dream’ …

Debut album DOGREL in full…

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Reviews of Turn Up The Volume‘s previous Fontaines experiences:
Dikmsuide 2019 and Brussels 2018