Fontaines D.C. – Chequeless Reckless

• “Chequeless Reckless” original music video. Thanks to Fontaines DC.

8.8 “Excellent Post-Punk from Ireland”

B-side to “Boys In The Better Land”, released in February, 2018.

moanee… it’s the sandpit of the soul.

These boys ken the score, sheer excellence from the Dublin quintet; Grian Chatten (Vocals), Conor Deegan III (Bass), Carlos O’Connell (Guitar), Conor Curley (Guitar), and Tom Coll (Drums).

This is what the NME had to say about them earlier this year:

Fontaines D.C. met as a quintet in Dublin, influenced and driven in equal measure by the rich history of their hometown’s counter-culture, their response has been to make concise and immediately authentic indie-punk that has done anything but fall on deaf ears.

Previous singles such as ‘Liberty Belle’ and ‘Hurricane Laughter’ call to mind the likes of the Modern Lovers, The Fall, Iggy Pop and The Strokes, seamlessly blending immediate lyrical hooks with melodic golden-era indie instrumentation, and ‘70s Stooges punk thrust, all of which is strewn with defiant rock and roll overtones. On their new single ‘Chequeless Reckless’, the band have decided to delve even deeper into their influences (which they personally cite as spanning from The La’s, to The Pogues to Buddy Holly) employing hypnotic, kraut-rock infused cyclical riffs, whilst channelling Dublin into their concise and often-unassumingly poetic lyrics with a distinctive gritty Irish drawl.

Fontaines D.C. have gone from strength-to-strength with each release, and with a vast range of critical acclaim, renowned live shows and a series of sold out releases behind them over the course of just six months, ‘Chequeless Reckless’ stands as a huge statement of intent, which is not to be ignored.

Looking forward to hearing more from them.

Get it at Amazon.

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