Una Mullally: Fontaines DC sing a lament to an endangered Dublin

Rich people who see grit as something to be scrubbed: rest assured, the city hates you

Last Friday, the young Irish band Fontaines DC released an era-defining album, Dogrel. The record is astonishing. I sat in a friend’s flat in Berlin and listened to it three, four, five, six times in a row.

“Dublin in the rain is mine, a pregnant city with a Catholic mind,” frontman Grian Chatten announces at the top. 

“I had a sense that I was documenting someone on the cusp of something huge,” the Irish photographer Rich Gilligan wrote on Instagram last month,...
source: Irish Times

2019-04-15 03:13
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