New Music: Fontaines D.C. ‘Roy’s Tune’

I posted about this Dublin band back in November last year with their brilliant ‘Too Real’ single.

Since then they’ve rightfully been getting plenty of attention. Their new single ‘Roy’s Tune‘ and 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.’

Their new album, ‘Doggrel’ is out in 12 April. Exciting stuff.

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

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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