Fontaines D.C. have shared a new song and accompanying music video. A live favourite, Televised Mind heaves, drones, and churns – a perfect embodiment of the bruised and battered – albeit beautiful – throughline on the band’s forthcoming LP, A Hero’s Death (out Friday 31 July via Partisan Records / Liberator Music).
Fontaines D.C. frontman Grian Chatten says of the song: “This song is about the echo chamber, and how personality gets stripped away by surrounding approval. 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 [“What ya call it”] 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.”
A Hero’s Death was produced in London by Dan Carey (Black Midi, Bat For Lashes). The band have previously shared other album highlights I Don’t Belong as well as the title track, which features a music video starring Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire, Peaky Blinders).
Due to COVID-19, Fontaines D.C.’s April Australian headline tour has been rescheduled to December. All dates & ticketing information can be found HERE.