Also available as a bonus disc with Fontaines DC - Dogrel (Rough Trade Album of the Year 2019 No. 1)
In honor of Fontaines D.C.’s Dogrel being chosen as Rough Trade’s Album of the Year for 2019, the band and Partisan Records have put together this stunning Six Track 12". It features raw early versions of four tracks from their 2017 and 2018 singles (now worth silly money), plus two new tracks "You Can't Realise" and "More than Anything." The latter two saw the band go back to Darklands on one of their rare days off to record songs especially for Rough Trade.
Rough Trade have had a love affair with Fontaines D.C ever since those original singles, and their runaway success makes us feel like proud parents. “You Can't Realise” is a solid gold stomper with shuffling Motown drums, driving guitars and a hook as big as anything they've done so far, and transversely “More Than Anything” is a delicate acoustic ballad which has soul, feeling and some beautiful harmonies.
2019 without doubt has been Fontaines D.C.'s year.
1. Liberty Belle (Darklands Version)
2. Hurricane Laughter (Darklands Version)
3. Checqueless Reckless (Darklands Version)
4. Boys in the Better Land (Darklands Version)
5. You Can’t Realise
6. More Than Anything