Having today announced their biggest Irish headline show to date in Vicar street this December, Fontaines D.C. have followed that news with a reflective new track from their upcoming debut album ‘Dogrel’.
Roy’s Tune tackles inequality in Ireland and Ireland’s governmental deference to big corporations. Conor told Fader the following when they premiered the track:
“It’s sung to Ireland and comes from a mindset of frustration, depression, and a loss of innocence,” he said. “I used to work in the service industry, at a small burrito place in Dublin, and I’d walk home at night because I couldn’t afford public transportation. One night on my way home I was walking by The George, which is the biggest gay nightclub in Dublin, and a guy was getting kicked out by the bouncers. He kept yelling at them, “I’m gonna kill you stone dead!” and that turn of phrase stuck out to me.
“A couple years back the EU awarded Ireland €14 billion in back taxes from Apple, but the government here refuses to do anything with the money out of fear Apple will move their headquarters. They care more about a giant corporation than the people of our country, and all we can do is sit there and take it.
“We wanted this to be a moment of reflection on the album. We included this song with the purpose of showing our intent as a band and as ongwriters. We intend to explore whatever emotions or ideas we see, not just make ‘another post-punk album’.”
Fontaines D.C. live at Vicar Street, 7th December 2019. Tickets €26.00 inclusive of booking fee, go on sale Friday at 9AM.