Daily Dose: Fontaines D.C., "Too Real"

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Daily Dose: Fontaines D.C., "Too Real"

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Dublin quintet Fontaines D.C. have shared a video for their new seven-inch single, out on Dec. 21. The group recently signed with Brooklyn, N.Y., label Partisan Records and over the past few months, they’ve released three double-A side singles. Today (Nov. 12), they’ve unleashed their fourth seven-inch, “Too Real,” backed by b-side “The Cuckoo Is A-Callin.”

The video for “Too Real” shows a series of absurdist, ping pong ball-related hijinks in a pub and the track is a breakneck, rumbling punk tune. Frontman Grian Chatten yelps with a thick Irish timbre about economic anxiety and monotony as dense, sheets of melodic punk crash in around him. There’s a few swirling guitar detours, but the one constant is a smoldering, chugging steam of hyperactive punk.

The band is currently gearing up to support Shame in the U.K. and they’ve also announced an appearance at SXSW next year, along with additional U.S. dates in 2019, supporting Idles. The band went into the studio this past summer to record their debut album with producer Dan Carey (Franz Ferdinand, Bat For Lashes).

Listen to “Too Real” below and scroll down for Fontaines D.C.’s upcoming tour dates. You can preorder their seven-inch vinyl single here.

Fontaines D.C. Tour Dates:

November
15 – Bristol, U.K. @ SWX^
16 – Portsmouth, U.K. @ Pyramids^
17 – Leicester, U.K. @ Academy^
18 – Sheffield, U.K. @ Leadmill^
20 – Leeds, U.K. @ LUU Stylus^
22 – Manchester, U.K. @ O2 Ritz^
23 – Newcastle, U.K. @ Newcastle University^
24 – Glasgow, U.K. @ O2 ABC^
26 – Norwich, U.K. @ Waterfront^
27 – Oxford, U.K. @ O2 Academy^
28 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute^
29 – London, U.K. @ The Macbeth (DIY x First Fifty show)
30 – London, U.K. @ Forum Kentish Town^

December
05 – London, U.K. @ Lexington
06 – Brighton, U.K. @ Prince Albert
07 – Manchester, U.K. @ Night People
09 – Cardiff, U.K. @ Moon CLub
14 – Listowel, Ireland @ Mike The Pies
15 – Galway, Ireland @ Roisin Dubh
21 – Dublin, Ireland @ Button Factory

January
12 – Coventry, U.K. @ Central Library
13 – Milton Keynes, U.K. @ Craufurd Arms
14 – Southampton, U.K. @ Joiners
16 – Luxembourg @ De Gudde Wellen
17 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Eurosonic
18 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Cinetol
19 – Dresden, Germany @ Ostpol
22 – Krakow, Poland @ Klub RE
23 – Warsaw, Poland @ Poglos
24 – Berlin, Germany @ Schokoladen
25 – Cologne, Germany @ Privat
26 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
29 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Obaren
31 – Oslo, Norway @ Revolver

February
01 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ideal Bar
02 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Tape
05 – Basel, Switzerland @ Kaserne
07 – Besancon, France @ Generiq Festival
08 – Grenoble, France @ La Bobine
10 – Dijon, France @ Generiq Festival

March
11-17 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW

April
11 – Bristol, U.K. @ Thekla
12 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
13 – Manchester, U.K. @ Gorilla
14 – Glasgow, U.K. @ King Tuts
16 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Bodega
17 – London, U.K. @ Garage
18 – Brighton, U.K. @ Haunt
19 – Diksmuide, Belgium @ 4AD

May
05 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Kings Barcade*
06 – Richmond, Va. @ Strange Matter*
08 – Albany, N.Y. @ The Hollow*
10 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel*
11 – Washington D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel*
12 – Washington D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel*
14 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom*
16 – Kansas City, Mo. @ recordBar*
17 – Dallas, Texas @ The Curtain Club*
18 – Austin, Texas @ Barracuda*
20 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Valley Bar*
21 – San Diego, Calif. @ Belly Up*
22 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Fonda*
25 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall*
27 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom*
28 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumo’s*

(^ with Shame)
(* with Idles)

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