Into Music: Fontaines D.C. share new single, ‘Too Real’
Fontaines D.C. to release new single
Following their recent signing to Partisan Records, and the announcement of their support slot on both the forthcoming Shame tour in the UK and Ireland, and next year’s IDLES tour in the US, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have now shared a video for their new single ‘Too Real’. The single was premiered in the UK by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, and in the US by John Richards on KEXP.
Speaking about the visuals in the new accompanying video, director Hugh Mulhern, says it is made up of “low-brow visuals inspired by Buster Keaton, James Joyce, The Dubliners and Jim Henson to discuss high-brow ramblings of some stout-swilling stereotypes.”
The band will be releasing the single on a double A-side single including ‘Too Real’ and ‘The Cuckoo Is A Callin’. The single will be released on 21 December and can be pre-ordered HERE.
“With one foot in the shambolic anarchy of The Pogues, and the other in a Las-esque lilt, Fontaines D.C. are messy but melodic in the best way possible” – DIY
Who are Fontaines D.C.?
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 post-punk, channeling often-unassumingly poetic lyrics with a distinctive gritty Irish brogue that has done anything but fall on deaf ears.
The last year has seen Fontaines D.C. release three hotly received double A-side singles, all 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 where they have previously been b-listed with their latest single ‘Chequeless Reckless’ (self-released) for four weeks, presented 6 Music Recommends and played live in session.
The band have also played a number of sold-out shows across Europe, Ireland and the UK earning a reputation for their brooding and trenchant live performances, supporting the likes of IDLES, Metz, The Horrors, Girl Band and The Lemon Twigs.
“I’ve played this about 15 times since yesterday. It’s a little bit like hearing Idles for the first time. I really think there’s something here” – STEVE LAMACQ
This month the band will be embarking on a full UK/Ireland tour with Shame, and in December will play a short series of headline dates, which have already started to sell out. They have also announced further European and UK tour dates as well as main support on the IDLES US tour and a SXSW appearance for 2019.
Fontaines D.C. have gone from strength-to-strength with each release, and with a vast array of critical acclaim, renowned live shows, a series of sold-out releases behind them and their recent signing to Partisan, the new single and forthcoming dates stand as a huge statement of intent, which is not to be ignored.
The band entered the studio this autumn to record their highly anticipated debut album with producer, Dan Carey (Kate Tempest, Bloc Party, Bat For Lashes, Black Midi, TOY, Goat Girl and more) and more details of this release are highly anticipated.
UK tour dates:
20 NOV 2018 / Leeds / LUU – Stylus*
23 NOV 2018 / Newcastle / Newcastle University Union*
24 NOV 2018 / Glasgow / SWG3*
26 NOV 2018 / Norwich / The Waterfront*
27 NOV 2018 / Oxford / Academy 1*
28 NOV 2018 / Birmingham / O2 Institute*
29 NOV 2019 / London / The Macbeth
30 NOV 2018 / London / O2 Forum Kentish Town*
05 DEC 2018 / London / The Lexington – SOLD OUT
06 DEC 2018 / Brighton / The Prince Albert – SOLD OUT
07 DEC 2018 / Manchester / Night People – SOLD OUT
09 DEC 2018 / Cardiff / The Moon Club
12 JAN 2019 / Coventry / Coventry Central Library
13 JAN 2019 / Milton Keynes / The Craufurd Arms
14 JAN 2019 / Southampton / The Joiners
11 APR 2019 / Bristol / Thekla
12 APR 2019 / Leeds / Brudenell Social Club
13 APR 2019 / Manchester / Gorilla
14 APR 2019 / Glasgow / King Tuts
16 APR 2019 / Nottingham / Bodega
17 APR 2019 / London / The Garage
18 APR 2019 / Brighton / The Haunt
* = supporting Shame