Fontaines D.C. – ‘Televised Mind’

Photo credit: Ellius Grace

Fontaines D.C. follow up the blisteringly intense ‘A Hero’s Death’ with new single ‘Televised Mind’ ahead of the release of their new album, also called ‘A Hero’s Death, on 31 July.

The new song’s video is directed by Hugh Mulhern and finds the band tackling the concept of the echo chamber and ‘how personality gets tripped away by surrounding approval’. Opening with a scuzzy bass line and fevered drums, Grian Chatten opens the song by repeating the title in almost hypnotic fashion as the band veer into ever-more angular and psychedelic territory that captures the anxiety, frustration and inaction in the lyrics: ‘All your laughter pissed away. All your sadness pissed away. Now you don’t care what they say Nor do I.’; ‘They’re all gulls in the sky. They all mimic love’s cry. And I wish I could die. Me or them.’

Catch Fontaines D.C. on the following live dates in 2021:

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

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