Laneway Spotlight: Fontaines D.C.

One of the bands playing on the St Jeromes Laneway Festival line up that we’re excited about seeing is Fontaines D.C.

Fontaines D.C. are an Irish post-punk band formed in Dublin in 2017. The band consists of Grian Chatten (vocals), Carlos O’Connell (guitar), Conor Curley (guitar), Conor Deegan III (bass), and Tom Coll (drums).

After meeting while attending music college, and bonding over a common love of poetry, the band began self-releasing singles and performing live regularly, signing to Partisan Records in 2018. The band’s debut album, Dogrel, was released on 12 April 2019 to widespread critical acclaim.

The band’s second studio album, A Hero’s Death, was written and recorded in the midst of extensive touring for their debut, and was released on 31 July 2020. A Hero’s Death was later nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards. Their third album Skinty Fia, released in 2022, became the band’s first to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart and Irish Albums Chart.

Some of our favourite Fontaines D.C. songs include:

Jackie Down The Line

I Love You

A Hero’s Death

Catch Fontaines D.C. at St Jeromes Laneway Festival on the following dates…

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