World In times of crisis, the Irish from Fontaines DC still play ... online

10:25  25 november  2020
10:25  25 november  2020 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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Fontaines D . C . is a breakout Irish rock act. The emphasis is on the Irish . DUBLIN — In one week in July, the Irish rock band Fontaines D . C . went from the Glastonbury Festival to For a few years starting from 2016, they ambled about playing local gigs and shuffling through sartorial phases, they

Fontaines DC are still a fledgling band, especially compared to an artist with Costello’s longevity, but they’re already turning music Fontaines DC took short intermittent breaks in the last two years. “During those little breaks I worried that I still looked Commenting on The Irish Times has changed.

Rock phenomena of this year, the Irish from Fontaines DC have been among the most active bands on the Internet since the release of their second album in the summer latest. But they are also the only ones or almost to have crossed the Channel for a few live sessions last month.

  En temps de crise, les Irlandais de Fontaines D.C. jouent toujours... en ligne © Provided by Franceinfo

Of course we would like more. The power, poetry and passion of Les Fontaines D.C. are revealed above all in concert. But since there is no choice, the Irish console themselves online: here for a concert without an audience at their home in Dublin, there in an session recorded for the legendary American radio station KEXP, again in Paris , in a video shot by La Blogothèque ...

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The Irish Times . Hopefully Fontaines DC will make several great records rather than join the long list of Irish bands who enjoyed a blazing firework career only to fizzle out The stark reality is that the Fontaines DC generation are adrift in a hyper-capitalist playground of extortionate rents and shameful

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Normally, the young group who released A Hero's Death, the second album in three years, last July, should have spent the fall on the road. But in the end, the situation also had its advantages, as Fontaines DC singer Grian Chatten explains: “For us, the most important thing was to stay creative… It's been three years since everything is weird, so I don't know. expect nothing more, there at least we are spared the whirlwind of our first album. "

We are among those for whom confinement and forced shutdown have been beneficial; Before, we tended to say yes to all requests, for fear of appearing ungrateful

Grian Chatten, singer of Fontaines DC

But the concert being irreplaceable, they still came to Paris last month, for a stopover labeled France Inter at studio 104, the only Anglo-Saxon group or almost to have made the trip. Even if there too, they find a way to put things into perspective: " As for the tour, it will come back one day or another, wants to believe Grian Chatten. I don't want to hope too much or depend on that, it's the right time to anchor in the present, and I have perhaps never been so immersed in writing, I have kept this energy ".

Selling tickets is never very inspiring

Grian Chatten, singer of Fontaines DC

One thing is certain: the day the concerts resume, the best possible choice will be to urgently sweat in front of Fontaines DC

Fontaines DC, A Hero's Death (Partisan Records). Album available.

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