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Fontaines D.C. have unveiled a hypnotic new track: ‘Televised Mind’

The band’s hotly-anticipated second album ‘A Hero’s Death’ is out on July 31st
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Published: 7:36 pm, June 30, 2020Words: Jamie Muir. Photos: Ellius Grace.
Fontaines D.C. have unveiled a hypnotic new track: ‘Televised Mind’

Fontaines D.C. have shared another fresh new track with ‘Televised Mind’

Debuted live earlier in the year, the track is a surging beast that continues to unravel with purpose - whetting that appetite once again for their upcoming second studio album

Speaking about the track, frontman Grian Chatten explains: “This song is about the echo chamber, and how personality gets stripped away by surrounding approval. People’s opinions get reinforced by constant agreement, and we’re robbed of our ability to feel wrong. We’re never really given the education of our own fallibility. People feign these great beliefs in order to appear trendy, as opposed to independently arriving at their own thoughts.”

“We were listening to a lot of The Prodigy and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, specifically their song “Open Heart Surgery”. I was interested in extrapolating those types of chord progressions and capturing this droning, hypnotic feel. That last line repeated over and over [“What ya call it”] is a buffer expression that people used here in Dublin. It’s sort of like “umm” or “well...” – it’s what people say when they’re distracted.”

Fontaines D.C. will release their new album ‘A Hero’s Death’ on July 31st, featuring the previously unveiled title track and ‘I Don’t Belong’. Yes, it may seem a while away, but the band will return for a big ‘ol UK headline run in May 2021 - including a large night at London’s Alexandra Palace on May 27th. Tickets for the full run are on sale from 9am on Friday July 3rd - expect them to be popular…

Fontaines D.C. will play:

10 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
11 LEEDS O2 Academy
12 NEWCASTLE O2 City Hall
14 GLASGOW Barrowlands
17 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
18 SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
20 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
21 CARDIFF Great Hall
22 BRISTOL O2 Academy
25 SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
27 LONDON Alexandra Palace

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