Fontaines D.C. announce debut album ‘Dogrel’ and share new single ‘Big’

Is it too real for ya?

Fontaines D.C. have announced details of their debut album ‘Dogrel’, as well as sharing the lead single ‘Big’.

Set for release on April 12, the debut album sees the Dublin punks on ferocious form after being included as one of NME’s 100 essential acts for 2019.

An official release also describes  ‘Dogrel’ as “a debut which is best enjoyed as a whole; it is very much in the grand tradition of the album as art form, just as this is a band very much in the classic band mold: great singles, an indefatigable work ethic and an utter aversion to standing still.”


You can check out the artwork for the record and track-listing in full below.

1. ‘Big’
2. ‘Sha Sha Sha’
3. ‘Too Real’
4. ‘Television Screen’
5. ‘Hurricane Laughter’
6. ‘Roy’s Tune’
7. ‘The Lotts’
8. ‘Chequeless Reckless’
9. ‘Liberty Belle’
10.’ Boys In The Better Land’
11. ‘Dublin City Sky’

New music from the band has also been unveiled in the form of ‘Big’, the lead single from their debut record. It’s accompanied by a brilliant video that sees one of their youngest friends taking a trip of rebellion through their native Dublin.

“We felt that great ambition was a sickness, and we got [singer] Grian’s 11 year next-door neighbour to say it to you all because he’s got the presence of a hundred frontmen,” said the band.


Speaking to NME in 2018, frontman Grian Chatten explained the importance of their own truths being reflected throughout their music.

“The world is in disarray in a way that it hasn’t been before,” he said.

“It’s more confusing than it was before – there’s just a huge lack of trust in any form of media or narrative voice. No one really believes anything, and what we’re having to do is form some kind of truth for ourselves. I think that anger [in modern guitar music] is just confusion, in a way.”

Later this year, the band will also head out on a huge UK tour that sees them playing London’s O2 Forum.
Get tickets to see Fontaines DC live, below:

Friday 22 – LIMERICK CITY Dolans Warehouse
Thursday 11 – BRISTOL– Thekla
Friday 12 – LEEDS –Brudenell Social Club
Saturday 13 – MANCHESTER –Manchester Gorilla
Sunday 14 – GLASGOW – King Tuts
Tuesday 16 – NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
Wednesday 17 – LONDON – Garage
Thursday 18 – BRIGHTON – Haunt
Tuesday 19 – MANCHESTER – O2 Ritz
Wednesday 20 – LIVERPOOL – O2 Academy2 Liverpool
Thursday 21 – GLASGOW SWG 3
Friday 22 – LEEDS Stylus
Saturday 23 – SHEFFIELD Leadmill
Monday 25 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute2
Tuesday 26 – OXFORD O2 Academy Oxford
Wednesday 27 – LONDON O2 Forum Kentish Town
Thursday 28 – BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Saturday 30 – BRISTOL SWX
Sunday 1 – SOUTHAMPTON 1865