Fontaines D.C. have shared a new song and accompanying music video. A live favourite, ‘Televised Mind’ heaves, drones, and churns – a perfect embodiment of the bruised and battered – albeit beautiful – through line on the band’s forthcoming LP, A Hero’s Death, out Friday 31st July.
Fontaines D.C. frontman Grian Chatten says of the song: “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.”
HEADLINE AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Tue 8 Dec – Metro Theatre, Sydney – SOLD OUT
Thu 10 Dec – The Triffid, Brisbane – SELLING FAST
Fri 11 Dec – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
Sun 13 Dec – Corner Hotel, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
Tickets & information available here