Rough Trade Album of the Year 2019 No. 1
See also Rough Trade Exclusive Darklands Versions EP
Garage-pop melodies backed by agit-punk rhythm fronted by the powerful, insistent vocals of Dubliner Grian Chatten.
Debut album from Dubliners Fontaines DC - a band that feel like they’ve been around forever already - welcome to the world of Grian Chatten, Conor Deegan III, Carlos O’ Connell, Conor Curley and Tom Coll. A driving urgent sound like running down hill with the wind at your back - muscly strong songs full of melody and rhythm. Poetic flows of words drive home like rough-hewn nails - even on the mellower tracks the words hit home liek urgent messages wrapped around bricks.
Seriously you won't find a better debut album this year. It oozes class and is the sound of 2019.