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VIDEO NEWS: Fontaines D.C. Release Video For New Single ‘Televised Mind’

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Fontaines D.C. have released a video for their new single Televised Mind, which is taken from their upcoming album A Hero’s Death.

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.”

Watch the music video for Televised Mind, directed by Hugh Mulhern, below.

If you like what you hear then you can stream or purchase Televised Mind HERE.

A Hero’s Death is set for release on 31st July 2020 via Partisan Records, available to pre-order HERE.


Fontaines D.C. will be heading out on a UK headline tour in May 2021 in support of A Hero’s Death. You can see the band live at one of the following dates:

May

Fri 7th – MANCHESTER – Academy 
Mon 10th – LEICESTER – De Montfort Hall 
Tue 11th – LEEDS – O2 Academy 
Wed 12th – NEWCASTLE – O2 City Hall 
Fri 14th – GLASGOW – Barrowland 
Mon 17th – CAMBRIDGE – Corn Exchange 
Tue 18th – SHEFFIELD – O2 Academy 
Thu 20th – BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy 
Fri 21st – CARDIFF – Great Hall 
Sat 22nd – BRISTOL – O2 Academy 
Mon 24th – BOURNEMOUTH – O2 Academy 
Tue 25th – SOUTHAMPTON – O2 Guildhall 
Thu 27th – LONDON – Alexandra Palace 

Tickets are available on general sale from 3rd July 2020 at 9am BST from HERE.

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