Dublin Ireland’s Fontaines D.C. will release their debut LP Dogrel, on April 12th via Partisan Records. “Roy’s Tune” is accompanied by a music video directed by Liam Papadachi, and stars Dafhyd Flynn, who was the lead in last year’s Best Film winner at the IFTA (Irish Film and Television Academy) awards, ‘Michael Inside.’ “Roy’s Tune” was written primarily by FDC guitarist Conor Curley, who says: It’s sung to Ireland – from a mindset of frustration, depression, and a loss of innocence.
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. Grian [Chattan, lead singer] and I didn’t have any money, so we were sharing a double-size bed in the same converted office block. 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 Songwriters. We intend to explore whatever emotions or ideas we see, not just make ‘another post-punk album’.
Fontaines DC will perform in the US for the first-time this weekend with two shows at NYC’s Union Pool March 7 + 8 (both sold out), ahead of a trip to SXSW. They’ve already sold out the entirety of their April UK tour, and will then travel back to the US supporting IDLES on their Spring run. Full tour routing HERE.