Yesterday saw Ireland’s Fontaines D.C. release their new single, Televised Mind, the third offering from their upcoming new album A Hero’s Death, out July 31st via Partisan Records. Listen to Televised Mind below.
The track is already a live favourite, the band have been playing it since SXSW last March, Televised Mind drones and churns, a flawless embodiment of the battered and bruised (yet beautiful) throughline on the bands upcoming album.
Speaking of the song, frontman Grian Chatten states:
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.
When producing the song, Fontaines D.C. were listening to a lot of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, specifically their song Open Heart Surgery, and Grian was ‘interested in extrapolating those types of chord progressions to create a hypnotic, droning feeling’.
The band have also announced a run of Spring 2021 UK Tour dates, including a date at London’s Alexandra Palace, their biggest headline show to date. The tour is to be preceded by a huge run of EU tour dates, taking place in March and April 2021. Tickets are available this Friday.