Fontaines D.C Sign to Partisan Records, Share New Music Video & Talk Tour Dates

Photo credit: Deborah Sheedy

Following their recent signing to Partisan Records and the announcement of their support slot on both the forthcoming Shame tour in the UK and Ireland, and next year’s IDLES tour in the US, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have now shared a video for their new single ‘Too Real’. The single was premiered by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music who called it "poetic and powerful".

Speaking about the visuals in the new accompanying video, director Hugh Mulhern, says it is made up of "low-brow visuals inspired by Buster Keaton, James Joyce, The Dubliners and Jim Henson to discuss high- brow ramblings of some stout swilling stereotypes.”

The band will be releasing the single on a double A-side single including ‘Too Real’ and ‘The Cuckoo Is A Callin’’. The single will be released on 21st Dec and can be pre-ordered HERE.


Fontaines D.C. met as a quintet in Dublin, influenced and driven in equal measure by the rich history of their hometown’s counter-culture, their response has been to make concise and immediately authentic post-punk, channeling often-unassumingly poetic lyrics with a distinctive gritty Irish brogue that has done anything but fall on deaf ears.

The last year has seen Fontaines D.C. release three hotly received double A-side singles, all of which were named as singles of the week by Rough Trade, and garnered early support from the likes of Steve Lamacq and others on BBC 6 Music where they have previously been b-listed with their latest single ‘Chequeless Reckless’ (self-released) for 4 weeks, presented 6 Music Recommends and played live in session. Similarly, they have also earned plaudits from DIY, Dork, Stereogum, KEXP, Fred Perry Subculture, London in Stereo, So Young and every major Irish publication. The band have also played a number of sold-out shows across Europe, Ireland and the UK earning a reputation for their brooding and trenchant live performances, supporting the likes of IDLES, Metz, The Horrors, Girl Band and The Lemon Twigs, as well as playing festival slots at Primavera Pro, The Great Escape, Dot to Dot, Electric Picnic, London Calling, Hard Working Class Heroes and Simple Things Festival.

This month the band will be embarking on a full UK/IRE tour with Shame and in December will play a short series of headline dates, which have already begun to sell out. They have also announced further European and UK tour dates as well as main support on the IDLES US tour and a SXSW appearance for 2019 - Full dates can be seen below.

Fontaines D.C. have gone from strength-to-strength with each release, and with a vast array of critical acclaim, renowned live shows, a series of sold out releases behind them and their recent signing to Partisan, the new single and forthcoming dates stand as a huge statement of intent, which is not to be ignored.

The band entered the studio this autumn to record their highly anticipated debut album with estimable producer, Dan Carey (Kate Tempest, Bloc Party, Bat For Lashes, Black Midi, TOY, Goat Girl and more) - More details to be announced.


Tour dates:

15 NOV 2018 / UK / Bristol / SWX* 16 NOV 2018 / UK / Portsmouth / Pyramids* 17 NOV 2018 / UK / Leicester / Academy 1* 18 NOV 2018 / UK / Sheffield / The Leadmill* 20 NOV 2018 / UK / Leeds / LUU - Stylus* 21 NOV 2018 / IE / Dublin / Tivoli Variety Theatre* 22 NOV 2018 / FR / Paris / Les Inrocks Festival @ La Gaîté Lyrique 23 NOV 2018 / UK / Newcastle / Newcastle University Union* 24 NOV 2018 / UK / Glasgow / SWG3* 26 NOV 2018 / UK / Norwich / The Waterfront* 27 NOV 2018 / UK / Oxford / Academy 1* 28 NOV 2018 / UK / Birmingham / O2 Institute* 29 NOV 2019 / UK / London / The Macbeth 30 NOV 2018 / UK / London / O2 Forum Kentish Town*

05 DEC 2018 / UK / London / The Lexington – SOLD OUT 06 DEC 2018 / UK / Brighton / The Prince Albert – SOLD OUT 07 DEC 2018 / UK / Manchester / Night People – SOLD OUT 09 DEC 2018 / UK / Cardiff / The Moon Club 14 DEC 2018 / IE / Listowel / Mike the Pies 15 DEC 2018 / IE / Galway / Roisin Dubh 21 DEC 2018 / IE / Dublin / The Button Factory – SOLD OUT

12 JAN 2019 / UK / Coventry / Coventry Central Library 13 JAN 2019 / UK / Milton Keynes / The Craufurd Arms 14 JAN 2019 / UK / Southampton / The Joiners 16 JAN 2019 / LU / Luxembourg / De Gudde Wellen 17 JAN 2019 / NL / Groningen / Eurosonic @ Vera 18 JAN 2019 / NL / Amsterdam / Cinetol 19 JAN 2019 / DE / Dresden / Ostpol 22 JAN 2019 / PL / Kraków / Klub RE 23 JAN 2019 / PL / Warsaw / Poglos 24 JAN 2019 / DE / Berlin / Schokoladen 25 JAN 2019 / DE / Cologne / Privat 26 JAN 2019 / DE / Hamburg / Molotow 29 JAN 2019 / SE / Stockholm / Obaren 31 JAN 2019 / NO / Oslo / Revolver

01 FEB 2019 / DK / Copenhagen / Ideal Bar 02 FEB 2019 / DK / Aarhus / Tape 05 FEB 2019 / CH / Basel / Kaserne 07 FEB 2019 / FR / Besancon / Generiq Festival  08 FEB 2019 / FR / Grenoble / La Bobine  10 FEB 2019 / FR / Dijon / Generiq Festival 

11 APR 2019 / UK / Bristol / Thekla 12 APR 2019 / UK / Leeds / Brudenell Social Club 13 APR 2019 / UK / Manchester / Gorilla 14 APR 2019 / UK / Glasgow / King Tuts 16 APR 2019 / UK / Nottingham / Bodega 17 APR 2019 / UK / London / The Garage 18 APR 2019 / UK / Brighton / The Haunt 19 APR 2019 / BE / Diksmuide / 4AD

05 May 2019 / US / Raleigh, NC / Kings Barcade^ 06 May 2019 / US / Richmond, VA / Strange Matter^ 08 May 2019 / US / Albany, NY / The Hollow^ 10 May 2019 / US / Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Steel^ 11 May 2019 / US / Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel^ 12 May 2019 / US / Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel^ 14 May 2019 / US / Cleveland, OH / Beachland Ballroom^ 16 May 2019 / US / Kansas City, MO / recordBar^ 17 May 2019 / US / Dallas, TX / The Curtain Club^ 18 May 2019 / US / Austin, TX / Barracuda^ 20 May 2019 / US / Phoenix, AZ / Valley Bar^ 21 May 2019 / US / San Diego, CA / Belly Up^ 22 May 2019 / US / Los Angeles, CA / The Fonda^ 25 May 2019 / US / San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall^ 27 May 2019 / US / Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom^ 28 May 2019 / US / Seattle, WA / Neumo’s^

* = supporting Shame ^ = supporting IDLES


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