FONTAINES D.C. – Unveil new video for ‘Roy’s Tune’ + UK Live dates

FONTAINES D.C. - Unveil new video for 'Roy's Tune' + UK Live dates 1

Over the last year, FONTAINES D.C. has 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.

Now, following the announcement of their highly-anticipated debut album ‘Dogrel’, the band have shared a video for their new single ‘Roy’s Tune’ – watch below.

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.

Speaking about the single, guitarist Conor Curley says, “It’s sung to Ireland – from a mindset of frustration, depression, and a loss of innocence.

I used to work in the service industry, at a small burrito place in Dublin, and I’d walk home at night because I couldn’t afford public transportation. Grian and I didn’t have any money, so we were sharing a double-size bed in the same converted office block. One night on my way home I was walking by The George, which is the biggest gay nightclub in Dublin, and a guy was getting kicked out by the bouncers. He kept yelling at them, “I’m gonna kill you stone dead!” and that turn of phrase stuck out to me.

A couple years back the EU awarded Ireland €14 billion in back taxes from Apple, but the government here refuses to do anything with the money out of fear Apple will move their headquarters. They care more about a giant corporation than the people of our country, and all we can do is sit there and take it.

We wanted this to be a moment of reflection on the album. We included this song with the purpose of showing our intent as a band and as Songwriters from the get go. That we intend to explore whatever emotions or ideas we see, and not just make ‘another post-punk album’.”

Check out the video for ‘Roy’s Tune’ – BELOW:

Alongside the new single, Fontaines D.C. has announced a new Dublin live date for December 2019 at Vicar Street. This will be the band’s biggest Irish show to-date and is currently the only Dublin date scheduled for 2019 so far. The band will also perform in the US for the first time this weekend with two shows at NYC’s Union Pool March 7 + 8 (both sold out), ahead of a trip to SXSW, before embarking on their sold-out UK headline tour in April and then travelling back to the US supporting IDLES on their Spring run.

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, CD as well as all digital platforms.

Fontaines D.C.


Fontaines D.C.

‘Dogrel’
Partisan Records
Out 12th April 2019

Tracklist:
1. Big
2. Sha Sha Sha
3. Too Real
4. Television Screen
5. Hurricane Laughter
6. Roy’s Tune
7. The Lotts
8. Chequeless Reckless
9. Liberty Belle
10. Boys In The Better Land
11. Dublin City Sky

 

TOUR DATES:

07 FEB 2019 / FR / Besancon / Generiq Festival
08 FEB 2019 / FR / Grenoble / La Bobine
09 FEB 2019 / FR / Lyon / Le Sonic
10 FEB 2019 / FR / Dijon / Génériq Festival

07 MAR 2019 / US / Brooklyn, NY / Union Pool SOLD OUT
08 MAR 2019 / US / Brooklyn, NY / Union Pool
11-16 MAR 2019 / US / Austin, TX / SXSW

11 APR 2019 / UK / Bristol / Thekla SOLD OUT
12 APR 2019 / UK / Leeds / Brudenell Social Club SOLD OUT
13 APR 2019 / UK / Manchester / Gorilla SOLD OUT
14 APR 2019 / UK / Glasgow / King Tuts SOLD OUT
16 APR 2019 / UK / Nottingham / Rescue Rooms SOLD OUT
17 APR 2019 / UK / London / The Garage SOLD OUT
18 APR 2019 / UK / Brighton / The Haunt SOLD OUT
19 APR 2019 / BE / Diksmuide / 4AD (Friday)
20 APR 2019 / NL / Rotterdam / Motel Mozaique Festival
22 APR 2019 / FR / Paris / Le Point Ephemere
24 APR 2019 / ES / Valencia / El Loco
25 APR 2019 / ES /Madrid / Siroco
26 APR 2019 / ES / San Sebastian / Dabadaba

05 May 2019 / US / Raleigh, NC / Kings Barcade* SOLD OUT
06 May 2019 / US / Richmond, VA / The Broadberry*
07 May 2019 / US / Baltimore, MD / Metro Gallery* SOLD OUT
08 May 2019 / US / Albany, NY / The Hollow*
10 May 2019 / US / Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Steel* SOLD OUT
11 May 2019 / US / Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel* SOLD OUT
12 May 2019 / US / Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel* SOLD OUT
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* SOLD OUT
20 May 2019 / US / Phoenix, AZ / Valley Bar* SOLD OUT
21 May 2019 / US / San Diego, CA / Belly Up*
22 May 2019 / US / Los Angeles, CA / The Fonda*
24 May 2019 / US / San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall*
25 May 2019 / US / San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall* SOLD OUT
27 May 2019 / US / Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom* SOLD OUT
28 May 2019 / US / Seattle, WA / Neumo’s* SOLD OUT
31 MAY 2019 / DE / Neustrelitz / Immergut Festival

01 JUN 2019 / FR / Nimes / This is Not A Love Song Festival

04 – 06 JUL 2019 / ES / Catalonia / Vilanova i la Geltrú’s International Festival
13 JUL 2019 / UK / Glasgow / TRNSMT Festival
20 JUL 2019 / FR / Carhaix-Plouguer / Les Vieilles Charrues
26 JUL 2019 / UK / Oxford / Truck Festival
27 JUL 2019 / UK / Rainton / Deer Shed Festival
28 JUL 2019 / UK / Pikehall / Y Not Festival

29 AUG 2019 – 1 SEP 2019 / UK / Wiltshire / End of The Road Festival

01 NOV 2019 / ES / Madrid / Chango
02 NOV 2019 / ES / Barcelona / Razzmatazz 3
04 NOV 2019 / DE / Cologne / Gebäude 9
05 NOV 2019 / DE / Berlin / Bi Nuu

19 NOV 2019 / UK / Manchester / O2 Ritz
20 NOV 2019 / UK / Liverpool / O2 Academy
21 NOV 2019 / UK / Glasgow / SWG 3
22 NOV 2019 / UK / Leeds / Stylus
23 NOV 2019 / UK / Sheffield / Leadmill
25 NOV 2019 / UK / Birmingham / O2 Institute
26 NOV 2019 / UK / Oxford / O2 Academy
27 NOV 2019 / UK / London / O2 Forum
28 NOV 2019 / UK / Brighton / Concorde 2
30 NOV 2019 / UK / Bristol / SWX

1 DEC 2019 / UK / Southampton / The 1865
7 DEC 2019 / IRE / Dublin / Vicar Street

* = supporting IDLES

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