BIMM Dublin graduates and alternative post-punk quintet Fontaines DC have been riding a wave of success recently. In 2018, the band joined the ranks of the highly revered Partisan Record label before signing with the PARADIGM Talent Agency shortly afterwards. The booking agent’s roster includes incredible acts such as The Black Angels , Brian Jonestown Massacre, Blur, Beach House and IDLES to name just a few.
The band stepped into Steve Lamaq’s shoes to present his 6 Music Recommends show on BBC Radio 6 and garnered favour from numerous other industry tastemakers and press outlets such as DIY Magazine, Dork and So Young Magazine – they were even included in the latter’s Top Ten Tracks of 2018 with their single ‘ Too Real’.
On the road, the band recently supported Shame on their UK and Irish tour as well as taking on the U.S with Bristol quintet IDLES in Spring of 2019 before performing at SXSW in Austin, Texas and performing a series of blisteringly good sets at Glastonbury Festival.
The band’s debut LP ‘Dogrel’ was released to critical acclaim in April of 2019, reaching #4 in the Irish album chart and #9 in the UK. The record received a nomination for the highly coveted Mercury Music prize and triumphed later that year when it was selected as Album Of The Year by both Rough Trade and BBC6 Music.
2020 is set to be a big year for the band, with a nomination for NME’s ‘Best New Act in the World’ and live festival appearances including The Great Escape (Brighton), Neighbourhood Weekender (Warrington), Hurricane (Scheeßel), Southside (Tuttlingen), Reading & Leeds, Primavera Sound and Coachella.