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Album Review: The Murder Capital – When I Have Fears

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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 …

The mighty Fontaines D.C. are warming up to the release of their much anticipated second album ‘A Heroes Death’ on 31 July 2020 (through Partisan Records) with another tasty morsel: ‘Televised Mind’. Providing a thicker more complex sound palette, ‘Televised Mind’ maintains the almost stream of consciousness poetic exhortations of singer Grian Chatten, building and …

Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have released a bleak and beautiful video for the opening track ‘I Don’t Belong to Anyone’, from their highly anticipated album ‘A Heroes Death’, due out on 31 July 2020 through Partisan Records. ‘I Don’t Believe In Anyone’ is a brooding, declarative track that has all the hallmarks of the unique sounds …

Last year, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. released what what I considered to be one of the best albums of the year, if not decade, with ‘Dogrel’. All the more incredible considering it was their debut album. 2019 began with them playing small venues around the UK (see my review of their April 2019 Manchester gig) and …

The Murder Capital will be releasing their epic debut album ‘When I Have Fears’ on 16 August and it confirms Dublin’s place as a hotbed of blistering new talent. This album is a deeply emotional expression of hurt and pain: sometimes delivered through an anarchic punk blast such as opening track ‘For Everything’, and sometimes …

Fontaines D.C. have just finished their first major tour across Europe, a tour that essentially was off the back of a couple of outrageously good singles last year and at pessimistically smaller venues. It was sold out everywhere. The Gorilla in Manchester, sold out this night, has a capacity of up to 700 punters. In …