Fontaines D.C.

Too Real

The fourth single, but first on new home Partisan Records from the much loved at Rough Trade shops Fontaines D.C. They band met as a quintet in Dublin, influenced and driven in equal measure by the rich history of their hometown’s counter-culture, their response has been to make concise and immediately authentic indie-punk that has done anything but fall on deaf ears.

The last six months have seen Fontaines D.C. release three hotly received double A-side singles, both of which were named as singles of the week by Rough Trade, and garnered early support from the likes of Steve Lamacq and others on BBC 6 Music, as well as earning feature space from every major Irish publication.

Too Real is another masterclass in repetition. It employs hypnotic, kraut-rock infused cyclical riffs, whilst channelling Dublin into their concise and often-unassumingly poetic lyrics with a distinctive gritty Irish drawl. The flip The Cuckoo is a Callin' is a more straight ahead pop nugget but equally as engaging.