Irish post-punk collective Fontaines D.C. have just been added to the line-up! And after appearing at festivals such as Glastonbury, as well as supporting Idles, they’re more than ready for it…
The five-piece exploded onto the airwaves earlier this year with the release of their iconic debut album Dogrel, which was released in April and features hit singles ‘Boys In The Better Land’ and ‘Too Real’. The album itself was nominated for a Hyundai Mercury Prize and listed as BBC Radio 6‘s Album of The Year, while both NME and The Guardian awarded it 5/5.
Steve Lamacq of BBC Radio 6 said of the release: “One of the things I like about Dogrel is that it opens up a door to another world. It’s like what a good book achieves: when you read a decent novel and it takes you to another town or another time, and you feel at home in this sort of foreign world. […] It’s like poetry that’s been hewn from the cut and thrust of a pub conversation, or observed on the bar stool or on the top deck of a bus, and I think this might be one of the album’s greatest achievements: turning the mundane into the magical.”
After meeting while studying music in Dublin, Fontaines DC made a name for themselves through their poetic songwriting, which is also encapsulated in their two poetry books: Vroom and Winding. Such creative and endearing writing has lead to supports from DIY, Q Magazine and other tastemakers across the board who can spot their talent a mile off.