Only a year after their debut album, Dogrel.
Image: Ellius Grace
Irish post-punk Fontaines D.C. have released their highly anticipated sophomore album, A Hero’s Death.
The band collaborated once again with producer Dan Carey on the album, creating a beautifully powerful record. Growing from their debut, Dogrel, the band incorporate psychedelia into the record pared with chiming, echoey guitar sounds under lead singer Grian Chatten mesmerising vocals.
Fontaines D.C exhibit darker sounds on the complex yet confident record, commenting on the modern world and the uncertainty that comes along with it. Leaving behind the swaggering energy of Dogrel, the more controlled album mostly consists of haunting ballads that subvert expectations. The albums palette is wider, with more influences drawn in. Lyrically, the record captures what it is to be young and all the multi-faceted challenges and triumphs of youth.
Released only last year, Fontaines D.C. debut album debuted in the Top 10 on the UK album charts. The went on to score a Mercury Prize nomination, #1 Album of the Year positions from BBC 6 Music and Rough Trade and should out tours across the UK.
The band are set to play a handful of headline shows on Aussie shores this December in support of their latest album. At this stage the performances are scheduled to go ahead. Whilst shows in Sydney and Melbourne have sold out, tickets are still available for their Brisbane show here.
A Hero’s Death is out now! Check out the music video for Televised Minds below.
Fontaines D.C. 2020 Australian Tour
Tuesday, 8th December SOLD OUT
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Thursday, 10th December
The Triffid, Brisbane
Friday, 11th December SOLD OUT
Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne
Sunday, 13th December SOLD OUT
Corner Hotel, Melbourne