FONTAINES D.C.

SIGN TO PARTISAN RECORDS & SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘TOO REAL’
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ANNOUNCE FURTHER LIVE DATES INC. IDLES US TOUR SUPPORT & SXSW APPEARANCE

WATCH/SHARE THE NEW VIDEO ‘TOO REAL’ HERE

ON TOUR WITH SHAME FROM 15TH NOV

Photo credit: Deborah Sheedy

Previous praise for Fontaines D.C:

“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

“Ireland’s latest greatest export” – DORK

“”Snarling, Swaggering Post Punk” – STEREOGUM

“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

“The energy, the urgency and the emotion of these brilliant new songs made me stand up and take notice that this is the band I’ve been waiting for” – KEXP

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, as well as in the US by John Richards on KEXP, who the band recently flew over to record a live session for – WATCH HERE.

WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘TOO REAL’ HERE

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 21st Dec and can be pre-ordered HERE.

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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 4 weeks, presented 6 Music Recommends and played live in session. Similarly, they have also earned plaudits from DIY, Dork, Stereogum, KEXP, Fred Perry Subculture, London in Stereo, So Young and every major Irish publication. 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, as well as playing festival slots at Primavera Pro, The Great Escape, Dot to Dot, Electric Picnic, London Calling, Hard Working Class Heroes and Simple Things Festival.

This month the band will be embarking on a full UK/IRE tour with Shame and in December will play a short series of headline dates, which have already begun 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 – Full dates can be seen below.

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 estimable producer, Dan Carey (Kate Tempest, Bloc Party, Bat For Lashes, Black Midi, TOY, Goat Girl and more) – More details to be announced.

Tour dates:

15 NOV 2018 / UK / Bristol / SWX*

16 NOV 2018 / UK / Portsmouth / Pyramids*

17 NOV 2018 / UK / Leicester / Academy 1*

18 NOV 2018 / UK / Sheffield / The Leadmill*

20 NOV 2018 / UK / Leeds / LUU – Stylus*

21 NOV 2018 / IE / Dublin / Tivoli Variety Theatre*

22 NOV 2018 / FR / Paris / Les Inrocks Festival @ La Gaîté Lyrique

23 NOV 2018 / UK / Newcastle / Newcastle University Union*

24 NOV 2018 / UK / Glasgow / SWG3*

26 NOV 2018 / UK / Norwich / The Waterfront*

27 NOV 2018 / UK / Oxford / Academy 1*

28 NOV 2018 / UK / Birmingham / O2 Institute*

29 NOV 2019 / UK / London / The Macbeth

30 NOV 2018 / UK / London / O2 Forum Kentish Town*

 

05 DEC 2018 / UK / London / The Lexington – SOLD OUT

06 DEC 2018 / UK / Brighton / The Prince Albert – SOLD OUT

07 DEC 2018 / UK / Manchester / Night People – SOLD OUT

09 DEC 2018 / UK / Cardiff / The Moon Club

14 DEC 2018 / IE / Listowel / Mike the Pies

15 DEC 2018 / IE / Galway / Roisin Dubh

21 DEC 2018 / IE / Dublin / The Button Factory – SOLD OUT

 

12 JAN 2019 / UK / Coventry / Coventry Central Library

13 JAN 2019 / UK / Milton Keynes / The Craufurd Arms

14 JAN 2019 / UK / Southampton / The Joiners

16 JAN 2019 / LU / Luxembourg / De Gudde Wellen

17 JAN 2019 / NL / Groningen / Eurosonic @ Vera

18 JAN 2019 / NL / Amsterdam / Cinetol

19 JAN 2019 / DE / Dresden / Ostpol

22 JAN 2019 / PL / Kraków / Klub RE

23 JAN 2019 / PL / Warsaw / Poglos

24 JAN 2019 / DE / Berlin / Schokoladen

25 JAN 2019 / DE / Cologne / Privat

26 JAN 2019 / DE / Hamburg / Molotow

29 JAN 2019 / SE / Stockholm / Obaren

31 JAN 2019 / NO / Oslo / Revolver

01 FEB 2019 / DK / Copenhagen / Ideal Bar

02 FEB 2019 / DK / Aarhus / Tape

05 FEB 2019 / CH / Basel / Kaserne

07 FEB 2019 / FR / Besancon / Generiq Festival

08 FEB 2019 / FR / Grenoble / La Bobine

10 FEB 2019 / FR / Dijon / Generiq Festival

11 APR 2019 / UK / Bristol / Thekla

12 APR 2019 / UK / Leeds / Brudenell Social Club

13 APR 2019 / UK / Manchester / Gorilla

14 APR 2019 / UK / Glasgow / King Tuts

16 APR 2019 / UK / Nottingham / Bodega

17 APR 2019 / UK / London / The Garage

18 APR 2019 / UK / Brighton / The Haunt

19 APR 2019 / BE / Diksmuide / 4AD

05 May 2019 / US / Raleigh, NC / Kings Barcade^

06 May 2019 / US / Richmond, VA / Strange Matter^

08 May 2019 / US / Albany, NY / The Hollow^

10 May 2019 / US / Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Steel^

11 May 2019 / US / Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel^

12 May 2019 / US / Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel^

14 May 2019 / US / Cleveland, OH / Beachland Ballroom^

16 May 2019 / US / Kansas City, MO / recordBar^

17 May 2019 / US / Dallas, TX / The Curtain Club^

18 May 2019 / US / Austin, TX / Barracuda^

20 May 2019 / US / Phoenix, AZ / Valley Bar^

21 May 2019 / US / San Diego, CA / Belly Up^

22 May 2019 / US / Los Angeles, CA / The Fonda^

25 May 2019 / US / San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall^

27 May 2019 / US / Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom^

28 May 2019 / US / Seattle, WA / Neumo’s^

* = supporting Shame
^ = supporting IDLES

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