Fontaines DC have stated they suppose they may do “a very good tune” with Lana Del Rey.
Talking to NME for this week’s Large Learn, the band’s vocalist Grian Chatten stated he wished to write down songs with Rey when discussing some doable future collaborations.
“I simply wish to write some tunes along with her,” Chatten advised NME. “Her music leans into an period of cinema that I like, and he or she writes in a method the place individuals can discover tales in her music. I actually suppose we’d do a very good tune collectively.”
The band additionally stated they’d prefer to work with Northampton rapper Slowthai sooner or later.
“Slowthai has obtained an incendiary high quality,” Chatten stated. “It’s simply so refreshing to work with someone 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 immediately. That’s what Slowthai is turning into.”
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Elsewhere within the Large Learn, Fontaines stated that the way forward for the band may see them shifting away from utilizing guitars utterly.
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.
“At any time when I’ve an thought for a tune, it doesn’t essentially exist in a world of guitars and drums, although these are the instruments that we now have to precise ourselves with,” Chatten stated. “I’m getting more and more bored and unhappy with writing for only a bassline and a drum equipment.”
Coll added that the band “aren’t listening to a lot guitar music, if in any respect” in the mean time, with Chatten citing ‘ATLiens’-era OutKast and Kanye West‘s ‘808s & Heartbreak’ as his present favourites.
Chatten continued: “I’d prefer to unlearn the sounds of ‘Dogrel’; in any other case we’ll have the identical concepts coming into our music time and again. We may in all probability throw away the guitars ultimately, and the music will nonetheless sound like us. I don’t suppose individuals could be that mad if we determined to do this, both.”
In a five-star evaluate, NME stated of the brand new album: “Irrespective of how tormented this album will get, you’ll be able to 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 Finest Band In The World on the BandLab NME Awards 2022, beating Amyl & The Sniffers, Ben&Ben, Carry 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 Area on November 7. You should purchase tickets right here.
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