Fontaines D.C. will give a live premiere to their new album A Hero’s Death on August 3rd.
Whilst fans are having to wait to greet the band’s second album person, the next best thing will be filmed at 2FM Radio’s studio in Montrose, Dublin just a few days after the LP’s release on July 31st, when the follow-up to Dogrel is to be played in its entirety, followed by a Q&A.
The title-track and I Don’t Belong are already previewing the record, while the most recent single Televised Mind began streaming earlier this month; “This song is about the echo chamber, and how personality gets stripped away by surrounding approval,” Grian Chatten explained.
“People’s opinions get reinforced by constant agreement, and we’re robbed of our ability to feel wrong. We’re never really given the education of our own fallibility. People feign these great beliefs in order to appear trendy, as opposed to independently arriving at their own thoughts.”
“We were listening to a lot of The Prodigy and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, specifically their song Open Heart Surgery. I was interested in extrapolating those types of chord progressions and capturing this droning, hypnotic feel. That last line repeated over and over is a buffer expression that people used here in Dublin. It’s sort of like ‘umm’ or ‘well’ – it’s what people say when they’re distracted.”