Following the release of their bombastic, panic attack inspired new single ‘Starburster’, Fontaines D.C. have announced their biggest hometown show to date in the 3Arena this December.

The band’s fourth album, ROMANCE their first album with producer James Ford is set for release on 23rd August via their new label XL Recordings

“We’ve always had this sense of idealism and romance. Each album gets further away from observing that through the lens of Ireland, as directly as Dogrel. The second album is about that detachment, and the third is about Irishness dislocated in the diaspora. Now we look to where and what else there is to be romantic about.” explains Conor Deegan on the thoughtprocess behind the album’s title. 

Meanwhile, singer Grian Chatten recalls Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s anime Akira, where the embers of love develop despite a maelstrom of technological degradation and political corruption around its characters. “I’m fascinated by that – falling in love at the end of the world,” he says. “The album is about protecting that tiny flame. The bigger armageddon looms, the more precious it becomes,” while O’Connell adds “This record is about deciding what’s fantasy – the tangible world, or where you go in your mind. What represents reality more? That feels almost spiritual for us.”

Pre-order/save Romance here Fontaines D.C. play 3Arena, Dublin on Friday, 6th December 2024. Tickets from €40.20 are available from Friday, 26th April at 10 am here Pre-sale tickets available by signing up to Singular Artists mailing list here