I don’t know what year it is anymore. Nobody is creating new, they seem ot be rehashing methods and visuals of the past – though these guys are doing it pretty well, it’s still something like 30 years ago. Check it out.
Fontaines D.C. are a UK quintet that got together in Dublin Ireland and took on the modern indie-punk scene with their own brand of street punk – back alley, radio loud, smoking a joint and not giving a fuck what anyone else thinks while you work it out. It’s punk.
What gets me is, the release of singles. It’s actually a great way to keep moving forward if you aren’t Bon Jovi – keep evolving and release another song to your growing masses. It’s been working on the underground scene for a decade, these guys are in that mind. In the last six months they have released two singles, both of which were named as singles of the week by Rough Trade, and garnered early support from the likes of Steve Lamacq and others on BBC 6 Music, as well as earning feature space from every major Irish publication. Similarly, the band have played a number of shows across Europe, Ireland and the UK earning a reputation for their brooding and trenchant live performances, supporting the likes of The Horrors, Girl Band and The Lemon Twigs, as well as playing festival slots at Electric Picnic, Hard Working Class Heroes and Other Voices.
So become a fan, or a stalker or just go buy some pot from them so they can record another single. Better yet – if you’re in the UK, take in a show:
Sat 10th Feb – Limerick – Dolans Pub – Seoda Shows 5th Birthday Party
Sun 11th Feb – Dublin – Olympia Theatre – Guests of Franz Ferdinand
Mon 12th Feb – BBC Northern Ireland – Across The Line
Wed 21st Feb – Galway – Roisin Dubh
Fri 23rd Feb – Kerry – Mike the Pies, Listowel
Fri 2nd March – Derry – Dutch Kills, Mason’s Loft.
Sat 3rd March – Dublin – Button Factory
Wed 7th March – London – The Victoria, Dalston
Fri 30th March – Mayo – Garbo’s – Castlebar.