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Our video for the album version of “Liberty Belle” is out today. The Dublin punk outfit, who released their acclaimed debut album ‘Dogrel’ last April, take stock of their hugely successful 2019 in the new visuals. Following the group out on the road, the video intersperses shots of backstage antics with ferocious live performances from the past year – including last month’s sold-out Dublin homecoming. The crowd is also captured on 35mm film.

We wanted to make this video as so much has changed and it’s been so long since we made the original one. “Liberty Belle is a lament to the death of old Dublin, written by people who couldn’t afford the new one,” says frontman Grain Chatten of the track.

This new release comes after Fontaines D.C. confirmed that they’ve finished recording their second album, which they’ve said was inspired by The Beach Boys. “We did it all in October. That’s been my real favourite moment of 2019, making the new record,” said guitarist Carlos O’Connell.

The musician went on to reveal that the upcoming LP would be “very different, both musically and lyrically” to its predecessor.

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Grian Chatten can’t help but spill words all over the place. His band, Fontaines D.C., blasts out hard-charging post-punk as he fills every available space with conversational blurts that lie somewhere between literary high-mindedness and the rants of a worked-up barfly. “Big,” from the group’s debut album Dogrel, takes less than two minutes to carve out a mantra (“My childhood was small / But I’m gonna be big!”) with a musical mission statement to match: It’s brash and forceful, but with a twinkle in its eye. Fontaines DC are undoubtedly the favourite discovery of 2018. For 2019 they are set to be the band to see at venues and festivals across the land. Taking the best bits of the bands like The Stooges, The Fall, Girl Band and Idles, we’ve already shared the outstanding Chequeless Reckless, and the other side to that single, Boys In The Better Land is another absolute crackerjack of a tune.

If you’re a rock star, porn star, superstar,
Doesn’t matter what you are
Get yourself a good car,
Get out of here

AA-Side ‘Boys In The Better Land / Chequeless Reckless’ via Rough Trade: released on Feb 23rd on 7″ vinyl and digital platforms. Audio Recorded and Mixed in Darklands Audio, Dublin by Daniel Doherty

The third 7″ Single from Dublin’s Fontaines who have now added DC to the end of their name. Chequeless Reckless is one half of a double A-Side single and is a mesmerising cut that’s built on a krautrock rock esque groove but played by punks. The vocals are spoken in a distinctive Irish drawl and sits in between Mark E Smith and Justin from the Vaccines. The other half of the single is Boys in the Better Land which is another golden nugget that has the sound of The Modern Lovers if they’d grown up in Dublin. this band just keep getting better and better.

Band Members
Grian Chatten,
Conor Deegan III,
Carlos O’Connell,
Conor Curley,
Tom Coll,