The five-member ensemble met in Dublin. Driven and influenced in equal measure by the rich history of their hometown’s counter-culture they make concise and immediately authentic indie-punk. On their AA Side Single, Chequeless Reckless/Boys In The Better Land, the band merged hypnotic, krautrock infused cyclical riffs with concise and often-unassumingly poetic lyrics. It’s a smashing album but it’s playing live that Fontaines D.C. really come into their own. The energy, the urgency and the emotion of these brilliant new songs have made us truly excited to have them at the festival.