Fontaines D.C. have revealed that they have completed mixing their third album, the eagerly-anticipated follow up to the 2020 record A Hero’s Death.
The Irish group perfectly managed to capture the bleak side of the world on their triumphant sophomore album. The record was awarded as Far Out’s Album of 2020 and almost landed the band their first number one if it wasn’t for Taylor Swift finding some physical companies of Folklore.
Bassist Conor Deegan, who took part in a Reddit AMA, provided a vital update to a fan who asked the band: “You guys released two of the best records of 2019 and 2020… I hope you win and get all the accolades you deserve. What’s in store for the next record? You guys already recording?”
Deegan then responded: “We just finished mixing the next record last week, sounding really great. It’s funny because we were so swept up with touring when we were writing a hero’s death, I think we only got a sense of what that record really is now.”
Adding: “But with this one we were really well rested and present mentally for writing it, so the music really reflects that. Can’t wait to put it out, it’s a good one.”
Elsewhere in the world of Fontaines D.C., the band announced that they were linking up with Dublin-based football club Bohemians for the team’s new away kit to support a homelessness charity.
Fontaines D.C. is emboldened on the front of the shirt, with 15% of all proceeds sent towards Focus Ireland. “A football club and music and a band can give people a sense of place and you want to have pride in your place,” drummer Tom Coll commented on the campaign.