To celebrate their performance on Other Voices this weekend, Fontaines D.C. have just made their iconic ‘Live at Kilmainham Gaol’ live album available on all streaming platforms.
Fontaines D.C. are one of the most lauded alternative rock bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. They released their critically acclaimed debut album Dogrel in 2019 which went on to be nominated for the Mercury Prize and the Choice Music Prize. They’ve toured extensively worldwide selling out shows in iconic venues such as the Brixton Academy and Alexandra Palace and playing renowned festivals such as Glastonbury Festival and this Sunday night they are bringing their incredible show to the tiny Church of St James in Dingle, West Kerry.
Their follow up to Dogrel, A Hero’s Death was released on July 31st 2020 to rapturous reviews and was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rock Album category and the band also picked up a Brit Award nomination for ‘Best International Group’.
Other Voices are delighted to announce that Fontaines D.C. will release their phenomenal Courage set from Kilmainham Gaol on all digital streaming platforms, having previously only released it as a limited edition LP for Record Store Day 2021.
It was a privilege to have Fontaines D.C. play at Kilmainham Gaol as part of the Other Voices ‘Courage’ series in 2020. The global reaction to the performance was huge so it is wonderful to be able to share these special recordings with the world. The album contains beloved tracks from both Dogrel and A Hero’s Death.
Of the band’s ‘Courage’ performance Other Voices Founder Philip King, said: “On July 14th last a remarkable gig took place behind the walls of Kilmainham at the height of lockdown as part of the Other Voices Courage series..On That evening Fontaines D.C. played music their about to be released “A Hero’s Death”.
Lead singer Grian Chatten says the album’s name “A Hero’s Death” was inspired by a line from Brendan Bethan’s play The Hostage. The Jail was the perfect location for this heroic music, echoing its turbulent past with energy and passion. It was a unique and inspiring performance.
The Fontaines D.C., will play live from The Church of St James this Sunday, 28 November as part of Other Voices. The performance will be streamed live to the world at 7pm (GMT) on the Other Voices’ YouTube channel.