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Fontaines DC announce debut album ‘Dogrel’


Irish band Fontaines DC have finally announced their debut full length album which has been titled Dogrel. 

To coincide with record news, the Dublin band have also revealed the album’s lead single ‘Big’ and accompanying video. Teaming up with Partisan Records, Fontaines DC will put out the album on April 12.

According to a press release, Dogrel signifies “a debut which is best enjoyed as a whole; it is very much in the grand tradition of the album as art form, just as this is a band very much in the classic band mold: great singles, an indefatigable work ethic and an utter aversion to standing still.”

Speaking about the video, the band said, “we felt that great ambition was a sickness, and we got 11-year next door neighbour to say it to you all because he’s got the presence of a hundred frontmen.”

The band have also announced a big UK tour and will join Idles as the support for their US dates.

Track of the day, ‘Big’ with tour dates below:

07 Besancon, Generiq Festival
08 Grenoble, La Bobine
10 Dijon, Generiq Festival

11 Bristol, Thekla
12 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
13 Manchester, Gorilla
14 Glasgow, King Tuts
16 Nottingham, Bodega
17 London, Garage
18 Brighton, Haunt
19 Diksmuide, 4AD
20 Rotterdam, Motel Mozaique Festival
22 Paris, Le Point Ephemere
24 Valencia, El Loco
25 Madrid, Siroco
26 San Sebastian, Dabadaba

05 Raleigh, Kings Barcade*
06 Richmond, Strange Matter*
08 Albany, The Hollow*
10 Brooklyn, Brooklyn Steel*
11 Washington DC, Rock & Roll Hotel*
12 Washington DC, Rock & Roll Hotel*
14 Cleveland, Beachland Ballroom*
16 Kansas City, recordBar*
17 Dallas, The Curtain Club*
18 Austin, Barracuda*
20 Phoenix, Valley Bar*
21 San Diego, Belly Up*
22 Los Angeles, The Fonda*
25 San Francisco, Great American Music Hall*
27 Portland, Wonder Ballroom*
28 Seattle, Neumo’s*
31 Neustrelitz, Immergut Festival

01 Nimes, This Is Not A Love Song Festival

06 Catalonia, Vilanova i la Geltrú’s International Festival
13 Glasgow, TRNSMT Festival
20 Carhaix-Plouguer, Les Vieilles Charrues
26 Truck Festival
27 Deer Shed Festival
28 Y Not Festival

29 End Of The Road Festival

19 Manchester, O2 Ritz
20 Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
21 Glasgow, SWG3
22 Leeds, Stylus
23 Sheffield, Leadmill
25 Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
26 Oxford, O2 Academy
27 London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
28 Brighton, Concorde 2
30 Bristol, SWX

01 Southampton, The 1865

*with IDLES