photo manipulation & text by nacrowe
to my ears, the DUBLIN-based band FONTAINES D.C. sound a like a THROWBACK in both tone and presentation to the INDIE ROCK scenes of the 1980s and 90s across the pond. im talking about bands ranging from THE SMITHS and OASIS to THE FALL and even THE LA's. a sound that resonates with clean MELODIC guitar lines and SARDONIC, passionately delivered vocals without compromising their native accent. and that has always been one of my pet peeves: BRITISH and IRISH bands that sing with an AMERICAN accent. i understand the perception that it makes them more commercial, but its always a welcome sight when new bands stay true to themselves in that regard.
really digging FONTAINES D.C. as they hit the sweet spot of one of my favorite cultural movements in ROCK N ROLL history, while carving a niche for themselves. definitely worth checking out.