With their second LP ‘A Hero’s Death’ set for release on 31st July, Fontaines DC are giving us our latest taste of what to expect, sharing new track ‘Televised Mind’.
Frontman Grian Chatten says of the song: “This song is about the echo chamber, and how personality gets stripped away by surrounding approval. People’s opinions get reinforced by constant agreement, and we’re robbed of our ability to feel wrong. We’re never really given the education of our own fallibility. People feign these great beliefs in order to appear trendy, as opposed to independently arriving at their own thoughts.
We were listening to a lot of The Prodigy and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, specifically their song ‘Open Heart Surgery’. I was interested in extrapolating those types of chord progressions and capturing this droning, hypnotic feel. That last line repeated over and over [‘What ya call it’] is a buffer expression that people used here in Dublin. It’s sort of like ‘umm’ or ‘well…’ – it’s what people say when they’re distracted.”
See Fontaines live at the following dates:
07 – Manchester Academy
10 – Leicester De Montfort Hall
11 – Leeds O2 Academy
12 – Newcastle O2 City Hall
14 – Glasgow Barrowland
17 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
18 – Sheffield O2 Academy
20 – Birmingham O2 Academy
21 – Cardiff Great Hall
22 – Bristol O2 Academy
24 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
25 – Southampton O2 Guildhall
27 – London Alexandra Palace
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