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AND AS THE FEELING FADES AWAY THE TEARING STREETS CREATE A WAVE
Great stuff. Was at the Shame gig in the Tivoli before Christmas with both Fontaines and Murder Capital supporting. I think they're great. Saw them twice at Electric picnic too, they blew the roof off. I enjoy lots of gigs, even at my advanced years but I rarely get excited. They were exciting.
 

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Irish Mark E Smith was one of the first things that came to mind for me also. Really liked Dogrel
 

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Quite happy they managed to play their gig at Roskilde Festival a few weeks ago. Was good.
 

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The lads’ second Fallon performance last month.

I have to say, the cinematic live performances are brilliant - much more inventive than a run-of-the-mill studio show. Great stuff.

(Although I would’ve chosen ‘Televised Mind’ from A Hero’s Death if it was up to me, but that’s personal preference.)
 

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I discovered this band on Quboz recently - I particularly love "I don't belong", the first track on A Hero's Death. Reminds me of stuff from my youth (30 years ago!)
 

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I love guitar music and like Fontaines but they are either seriously overrated or there’s not a lot going on in guitar music internationally
There's a wave of this particular type of Fall-influenced post-punk atm and of those bands Fontaines happen to be one of the ones who have got the most industry purchase, particularly in the US. I wouldn't have said they were the best or most interesting of that crop of bands though, let alone in guitar music more broadly.

And tbh I'm starting to get tired of the sheer glut of homogenous post-punk bands trying to sound like Mark E Smith tribute acts. It's becoming reminiscent of the landfill indie of the early 00's, with this sound being the default template for what mediocre indie bands sound like. After a while it starts to put you off even the better ones.
 

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There's a wave of this particular type of Fall-influenced post-punk atm and of those bands Fontaines happen to be one of the ones who have got the most industry purchase, particularly in the US. I wouldn't have said they were the best or most interesting of that crop of bands though, let alone in guitar music more broadly.

And tbh I'm starting to get tired of the sheer glut of homogenous post-punk bands trying to sound like Mark E Smith tribute acts. It's becoming reminiscent of the landfill indie of the early 00's, with this sound being the default template for what mediocre indie bands sound like. After a while it starts to put you off even the better ones.
I read somewhere that the lads were backed very early by the team behind u2 and a major. something similar happened with Hozier, Otherkin, Humanzi etc they are picked up by a major label/mgmt before they’ve barely had a gig and then the label can afford to send the hype machine into overdrive. Actually there’s a Galway band called the clockworks over in London that Alan McGee signed (oasis the libertines primal scream) and they are starting to get the industry push now too. It doesn’t take much to hype in Ireland, usually signing with a major and touring abroad is enough to break through. As an Irish person it’s class when you see an Irish band getting 5 stars in rolling stone and pitchfork or whatever. I’ve seen Fontaines live in smaller venues (roisin and Mike the pies) and at festivals and they deliver the goods but are they one of the best bands in the world? Really?

Shames first album was one of my favourites of the genre. I thought it was pretty great but I can’t seem to get into the second album at all. :(

 
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