Dublin band Fontaine’s D.C. have just been nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize. Their debut album ‘Dogrel’ was selected as one of the top twelve albums released by UK and Irish artists between 21 July 2018 and 19 July 2019. The prize will be awarded in a live ceremony in London on 19 September and broadcast on BBC Four and BBC Radio 6 Music.
Fontaines D.C. released their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Dogrel’ (#9 in the UK album chart) back in April.
The band have toured extensively over the last year supporting IDLES on a sold-out 30 date US tour and Shame on their last UK tour as well as selling out every date their own EU and UK headline tours in December 2018, January 2019 and April 2019. They also have further North American dates lined up for September with Pottery before returning to tour the EU and UK across November and December later this year, including two sold out dates in Dublin’s Vicar Street.
Whilst on tour in the US the band played in session on the legendary The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and also performed in session a second time for long-time supporters KEXP.
Having sold out most of their forthcoming November UK tour dates as far as 6-months in advance, the band have also begun to line-up tour dates for 2020 with two of their highest capacity shows so far announced for January already. The band will also play a vast array of festivals across spring/summer 2019 which included their first Glastonbury appearance as well as All Together Now, Citadel, End Of The Road, Truck Festival, Y Not Festival, Dour Festival, Oya Festival and many more. Full list of dates below.
Over the last year, Fontaines D.C. have released six critically acclaimed singles, all of which garnered considerable support both from radio, with the band A-listed at BBC Radio 6 Music for their last single ‘Boys In The Better Land’, and from a vast range of international press, with the band featuring in a number of end of year lists as well as receiving high praise for their debut album from the likes of: Pitchfork, The Guardian, The Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Q, NME, The FADER, Time Out, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Loud & Quiet, MOJO, Q, Dork, Clash, Gigwise, So Young, Stereogum, Paste and many more.
Fontaines D.C.’s critically debut album ‘Dogrel’ is out now via Partisan Records.