Photo: Grace Leonard
TRACK OF THE DAY:
A HERO’S DEATH by FONTAINES D.C.
post-punk / punk rock / indie pop
A HERO’S DEATH is the title track of the second album of FONTAINES D.C., released July 31, 2020. Written and performed by Fontaines D.C., produced by Alexis Smith and Dan Carey, mixed by Dan Carey, mastered by Christian Wright.
ABOUT FONTAINES D.C.
FONTAINES D.C. is a post-punk band from Dublin/Ireland, consisting of Grian Chatten (vocals), Carlos O’Connell (guitar), Conor Curley (guitar), Conor Deegan III (bass), and Tom Coll (drums).
The band was formed in 2017, got signed to Partisan Records in 2018 and released their sky-rocketing debut album DOGREL on April 12, 2019. It was listed as Album of the Year on the record store Rough Trade’s website, voted Album of the Year by BBC Radio 6 Music and nominated for the Mercury Prize and the Choice Music Prize.
Their second studio album A HERO’S DEATH was written and recorded during the extensive tour for their debut album and released only 15 months after Dogrel. It was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards. Their third album SKINTY FIA was released on April 22, 2022 and reached number one on the UK’s and Irish Albums Chart.