‘We were writing privately and then we let each other in and realised how much it meant to us. We could suddenly see this sense of purpose’

‘We were writing privately and then we let each other in and realised how much it meant to us. We could suddenly see this sense of purpose’
Fontaines DC from left: Grian Chatten, Tom Coll, Conor Curley, Carlos O’Connell and Conor Deegan Pic: Daniel Topete

Dublin band Fontaines DC might put you in mind of the Clash and the Sex Pistols, but the group are full of ideas and started life as a poetry collective - all the better to inject their exhilarating sound with lyrical resonance, writes Nadine O’Regan

‘Everyone wants you to think in an obvious and materialistic way, but we want to find new spaces in music and literature, and reflect things that haven’t been reflected before.”

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