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 and receiving high praise from the likes of NPR, Rolling Stone, Q, NME, The FADER, Time Out, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Dork, Clash, Gigwise, So Young, Stereogum, Paste and more.
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 single was premiered by The FADER, who say “the Dublin-based band, have established themselves as one of the most exciting new bands around via a series of scratchy and dark tunes clearly indebted to the world of post-punk. However, there is more than one string to the Irish band’s bow, as they show on their tender and contemplative new single.
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.
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 and CD as well as all digital platforms.
The band perform at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on April 12th.