Fontaines D.C. have used their time in lockdown effectively by taking on a post-punk classic in the form of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Darklands’.
Conducted as part of Radio X’s Phone Covers series, the Dublin group all performed their parts of the track from their individual homes while self-isolating.
It’s sometimes in bands’ covers that you can really see their artistic intent, on this cover of The Jesus and Marcy Chain’s ‘Dakrlands’, Fontaines D.C. show that they know what they’re doing.
Removed from their ferocious live sound, the band instead capture the beautiful essence of this song and deliver a truly captivating performance that lets you know they’re going to live up to the hype.
The performance lands after Fontaines D.C. announced they would be releasing their second album, the follow up to the brilliant Dogrel, later this year. A Hero’s Death will arrive in July 2020.
You can listen to the album’s title track here and find their cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Darklands’ below: