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Electronic mavericks Leftfield have announced their first album in seven years, This Is What We Do. It’s their first album of new music since 2015’s acclaimed Alternative Light Source, and is set to be released via Virgin Records on 2 December 2022. And as a taster of what’s to come they have released new track …

From the outset, in their third studio album ‘Skinty Fia’, Fontaines D.C. have expanded their musical palette: creating something that gently veers away from their first two album with an exploration of different sounds – adventurous at times, more pop and accessible at other times. ‘Skinty Fia’ is an Irish phrase which translates to English as …

Can this band do no wrong? Having recently been labelled “Best Band In The World” at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards, Fontaines D.C. continue to make all superlatives redundant with the singles released thus far in the lead up into the release of the album ‘Skinty Fia’. And just to add sparkle to the already …

‘Skinty Fia’ is an Irish phrase which translates to English as ‘the damnation of the deer’ which is used to display disappointment or annoyance – phrase which resonated with Fontaines D.C.‘s frontman Grian Chatten as the correct expression of his feelings towards the ‘mutation’ of Irish culture abroad. ‘Skinty Fia’, the newly released title track from the forthcoming …

The five members of the band Fontaines D.C. with a red background

Fontaines D.C. have released ‘I Love You‘, the second single to be taken from their forthcoming album Skinty Fia which will be released on 22 April via Partisan Records. The band continue to follow their own path. Rather than return to the frantic energy of debut album Dogrel, here we have a track full of …

The magnificent Fontaines D.C. have announced their third album, ‘Skinty Fia’, to be released on 22 April 2022 on Partisan Records. After the double pleasures of ‘Doggerel’ and ‘A Hero’s Death’ released within one year of each other back in 2020, 2021 was a relatively quiet period for the Dublin band in terms of releases. …

Grian Chatten of Fontaines D.C.

Fontaines D.C. have given fans an early Christmas present, a surprise release of ‘A Lucid Dreamer (Live Version)’ on all streaming platforms. It is a stripped back version of ‘A Lucid Dream‘ from their Grammy nominated second album A Hero’s Death released in 2020 on Partisan Records. This version is almost unrecognisable from the original. …

Photos: StAn I don’t know if Irish post-punks Fontaines count as ‘rising’ still, but judging from their date at the Sheffield O2, this is a band who are very much right there at the front, now. Sold out, the crowd bay for the bands appearance, and when it comes, aren’t disappointed. Time and lockdown has …

The Velvet Underground are of course every indie music fan’s favourite band – the band that launched a thousand musical careers. A new tribute album from Verve Records, ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico’ with tracks from Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett, Sharon Van …

If there is one thing Fontaines D.C. have stressed on the eve of the release of their second album ‘A Hero’s Death’ it is that people should not simply expect part two of their outrageously good debut, ‘Dogrel’. This is a Fontaines D.C. reboot, not a sequel. Singer Grian Chatten puts it quite buntly: I …