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Fontaines D.C.: 2019

Fontaines D.C. in Studio A (photo by Nora Doyle/WFUV)

Fontaines D.C. in Studio A (photo by Nora Doyle/WFUV)



The "D.C." stands for Dublin City! Fontaines D.C. sold out two shows at Union Pool in Brooklyn this spring before ever setting foot in New York. The demand for their live show was the result of a series of singles released over the last two years that quickly built a fan base and drew favorable attention from the music press.

On the occasion of their U.S. tour, the Irish five-piece paid a visit to Studio A in the Bronx and duly tore through a pair of tunes from their debut album released this month on Brooklyn-based Partisan Records. Its title, Dogrel, is a spin on the word "doggerel," loosely translated as pub poetry.

In our conversation we get into literary as well as musical influences, and touch upon whether or not they're a punk band. Listen to "Boys in the Better Land" and "Roy's Tune" in this FUV Live session.

[Recorded: 3/6/19; Engineer: Jim O'Hara; Producer: Sarah Wardrop]