Fontaines D.C. unveil details of new album alongside namesake single 'A Hero's Death' - listen now

The Dublin post-punk outfit announce Dan Carey-produced sophomore album, the follow up to last year's critically acclaimed Dogrel.
Posted: 6 May 2020 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall

Arguably the breakthrough band of last year, post-punk poets Fontaines D.C. weaved the tales of Dublin's rich tapestry with uncompromising energy on their lauded debut album Dogrel

With the announcement of sophomore effort A Hero's Death, alongside a new single of the same name, the Dubliners are ready to vanquish the anxieties of second album syndrome and rather springboard to even loftier heights. 

Helmed by Speedy Wunderground mastermind Dan Carey, 'A Hero's Death' questions the mantras and mindsets of consumerist culture. On the track, frontman Grian Chatten says: “It’s ostensibly a positive message, but with repetition comes different meanings, that’s what happens to mantras when you test them over and over. The idea was influenced by a lot of the advertising I was seeing – the repetitive nature of these uplifting messages that take on a surreal and scary feel the more you see them.”

Reiterated in the video featuring Game Of Thrones and Peaky Blinders actor Aiden Gillen (see video above), it marks a promising return for one of contemporary guitar music's shining lights.

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