Fontaines D.C. at #1 position in UK midweek album charts | A Hero’s Death is out now on Partisan Records

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Praise for A Hero’s Death

“Exceptional” – The Guardian Album of The Week ★★★★★
“A resounding victory” – Q ★★★★★
“A maudlin and manic triumph” – Pitchfork 8.1
“One of the best new bands of our time” – The Times ★★★★
“The most electric rock’n’roll band of the 2020s” – MOJO ★★★★
8/10 – Uncut
excoriating anthems about flirting with self-destruction – NME ★★★★
“Every bit as visceral as their debut” – Sunday Times Culture ★★★★
“a tensile urgency all their own” – The Observer ★★★★
“Worth the hype all along.” – DIY 4.5/5
“a classic rock and roll album.” – Clash 9/10
“a powerful, brave and endlessly rewarding” – The Line of Best Fit 8.5/10
“a lot to love” – Dork
“Triumphant” – London Evening Standard ★★★★
“This may well be a future classic” – The i Paper ★★★★
“Compelling” – The Sun ★★★★
“A suitably imaginative advance” – Daily Mirror ★★★★

“among our most profound and important new bands” – Classic Rock 8/10

It is easy to forget that less than 18 months ago Fontaines D.C. were yet to even release their debut album. In the here and now, masterfully captured once again by the unique production talent of Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey, the band’s second record A Hero’s Death arrives heralded as something of a masterpiece. On the heels of their breakthrough debut album Dogrel, and following the release of lead tracks “A Hero’s Death”, “I Don’t Belong” and “Televised Mind”, A Hero’s Death’s innovative and bruising rush of bold and bewitching song writing is already being fervently devoured by fans. The band are currently sitting at #1 in the UK midweek album chart, seeing them go head to head with Taylor Swift’s Folklore which currently sits at #2.

On what under normal circumstances may be good cause for a victory lap of the UK’s live music venues, last night the band instead broadcast online “A Night At Montrose, Dublin” – a first-ever performance of A Hero’s Death front to back in its entirety. The video will remain viewable HERE until 10pm BST on Weds 5th August and the album can be purchased / streamed HERE.

In the absence of live music possibilities for the band in 2020, Fontaines D.C. have also announced a run of Spring 2021 UK tour dates, including a show at London’s Alexandra Palace on 27th May – their biggest UK headline show to date. Routing is as follows:

7th May – Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT
8th May – Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT
10th May – Leicester De Montfort Hall
11th May – Leeds O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
12th May – Newcastle O2 City Hall
14th May – Glasgow Barrowland – SOLD OUT
15th May – Glasgow Barrowland – SOLD OUT
17th May – Cambridge Corn Exchange
18th May – Sheffield O2 Academy
20th May – Birmingham O2 Academy
21st May – Cardiff Great Hall – SOLD OUT
22nd May – Bristol O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
24th May – Bournemouth O2 Academy
25th May – Southampton O2 Guildhall
27th May – London Alexandra Palace

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