Chatting with NME for this week’s Huge Learn, the band’s vocalist Grian Chatten mentioned he needed to jot down songs with Rey when discussing some potential future collaborations.
“I simply need to write some tunes together with her,” Chatten instructed NME. “Her music leans into an period of cinema that I really like, and she or he writes in a method the place folks can discover tales in her music. I truthfully assume we’d do a very good tune collectively.”
The band additionally mentioned they’d wish to work with Northampton rapper Slowthai sooner or later.
“Slowthai has bought an incendiary high quality,” Chatten mentioned. “It’s simply so refreshing to work with anyone who has an extremely open thoughts. His charisma jogs my memory of one thing that I examine Mick Jagger earlier than, the place these round him would be capable of establish his distinctive voice right away. That’s what Slowthai is turning into.”
Elsewhere within the Huge Learn, Fontaines mentioned that the way forward for the band might see them shifting away from utilizing guitars fully.
Chatten and drummer Tom Coll mentioned the creation of the band’s new album ‘Skinty Fia’, which was recorded dwell to tape over a two-week interval.
“Each time I've an concept for a tune, it doesn’t essentially exist in a world of guitars and drums, although these are the instruments that we have now to precise ourselves with,” Chatten mentioned. “I’m getting more and more bored and unhappy with writing for only a bassline and a drum package.”
Coll added that the band “aren’t listening to a lot guitar music, if in any respect” in the intervening time, with Chatten citing ‘ATLiens’-era OutKast and Kanye West‘s ‘808s & Heartbreak’ as his present favourites.
Chatten continued: “I’d wish to unlearn the sounds of ‘Dogrel’; in any other case we’ll have the identical concepts coming into our music time and again. We might most likely throw away the guitars ultimately, and the music will nonetheless sound like us. I don’t assume folks could be that mad if we determined to try this, both.”
In a five-star overview, NME mentioned of the brand new album: “Regardless of how tormented this album will get, you possibly can really feel ‘Skinty Fia’’s wounded coronary heart beating all through. The combat for a greater Eire deserves songs that mirror the depth of the disaster, and in its endlessly fascinating glory, ‘Skinty Fia’ rises triumphantly to the duty.”
Final month, the group bagged the award for Greatest Band In The World on the BandLab NME Awards 2022, beating Amyl & The Sniffers, Ben&Ben, Convey Me The Horizon, CHVRCHES, Glass Animals, HAIM, Måneskin, Nova Twins and Wolf Alice to the gong.
Fontaines D.C. not too long ago added additional dates to their upcoming 2022 UK and Eire tour, which kicks off at Hull Bonus Enviornment on November 7. You should purchase tickets right here.