Fontaines D.C. Announce Debut Album Dogrel, Share Lead Single "Big"

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Fontaines D.C. Announce Debut Album <i>Dogrel</i>, Share Lead Single "Big"

Irish post-punk outfit Fontaines D.C. have announced the details of their highly anticipated debut album, Dogrel, along with the lead single and accompanying video, “Big.” Dogrel will be released on April 12 via Partisan Records.

Following the release of singles like “Too Real” and “Chequeless Reckless,” “Big” is a brisk, snappy post-punk tune with the heart of a lion. You shouldn’t write off frontman Grian Chatten’s speak-sing vocals—he packs just as much gritty ardor into his impassioned, poetic proclamations as throaty punk howlers.

Speaking about the Molly Keane-directed video, the band commented, “We felt that great ambition was a sickness, and we got Grian’s 11-year next-door neighbour to say it to you all because he’s got the presence of a hundred frontmen.” According to the band, Dogrel’s title is an ode to their roots and the album is unapologetically Irish. They wrote on Twitter, “Dogrel is a crude, traditionally Irish working-class form of verse, historically looked down upon by literary critics.”

In addition to their sold-out U.K. tour in April, Fontaines will support Idles in North America in May, and embark on a European and U.K. headlining tour in November. They will also make appearances at festivals like SXSW, End Of The Road and more.

Listen to “Big” and check out their upcoming tour dates below. Scroll down for the Dogrel album artwork and tracklist. You can preorder Dogrel here.

Dogrel Album Artwork:

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Dogrel Tracklist:
01. Big
02. Sha Sha Sha
03. Too Real
04. Television Screen
05. Hurricane Laughter
06. Roy’s Tune
07. The Lotts
08. Chequeless Reckless
09. Liberty Belle
10. Boys In The Better Land
11. Dublin City Sky

Fontaines D.C. Tour Dates:

February
07 – Besancon, France @ Generiq Festival
08 – Grenoble, France @ La Bobine
10 – Dijon, France @ Generiq Festival

March
07 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Union Pool (SOLD OUT)
08 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Union Pool
11-17 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW

April
11 – Bristol, U.K. @ Thekla (SOLD OUT)
12 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club (SOLD OUT)
13 – Manchester, U.K. @ Gorilla (SOLD OUT)
14 – Glasgow, U.K. @ King Tuts (SOLD OUT)
16 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Bodega (SOLD OUT)
17 – London, U.K. @ Garage (SOLD OUT)
18 – Brighton, U.K. @ Haunt (SOLD OUT)
19 – Diksmuide, Belgium @ 4AD
20 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Motel Mozaique Festival
22 – Paris, France @ Le Point Ephemere
24 – Valencia, Spain @ El Loco
25 – Madrid, Spain @ Siroco
26 – San Sebastian, Spain @ Dabadaba

May
05 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Kings Barcade* (SOLD OUT)
06 – Richmond, Va. @ The Broadberry*
07 – Baltimore, Md. @ Metro Gallery* (SOLD OUT)
08 – Albany, N.Y. @ The Hollow*
10 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel* (SOLD OUT)
11 – Washington D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel* (SOLD OUT)
12 – Washington D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel* (SOLD OUT)
14 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom*
16 – Kansas City, Mo. @ recordBar*
17 – Dallas, Texas @ The Curtain Club*
18 – Austin, Texas @ Barracuda* (SOLD OUT)
20 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Valley Bar* (SOLD OUT)
21 – San Diego, Calif. @ Belly Up*
22 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Fonda*
24 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall*
25 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall* (SOLD OUT)
27 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom* (SOLD OUT)
28 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumo’s* (SOLDOUT)
31 – Neustrelitz, Germany @ Immergut Festival

June
01 – Nimes, France @ This is Not A Love Song Festival

July
04-06 – Catalonia, Spain @ Vilanova i la Geltrú’s International Festival
13 – Glasgow, U.K. @ TRNSMT Festival
20 – Carhaix-Plouguer, France @ Les Vieilles Charrues
26 – Oxford, U.K. @ Truck Festival
27 – Rainton, U.K. @ Deer Shed Festival
28 – Pikehall, U.K. @ Y Not Festival

August
29-Sept. 01 – Wiltshire, U.K. @ End of The Road Festival

November
19 – Manchester, U.K. @ O2 Ritz
20 – Liverpool, U.K. @ O2 Academy
21 – Glasgow, U.K. @ SWG 3
22 – Leeds, U.K. @ Stylus
23 – Sheffield, U.K. @ Leadmill
25 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute
26 – Oxford, U.K. @ O2 Academy
27 – London, U.K. @ O2 Forum
28 – Brighton, U.K. @ Concorde 2
30 – Bristol, U.K. @ SWX

December
01 – Southampton, U.K. @ The 1865

(* with Idles)

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