- 27 Sep 21
Along with the news, a video of the band recording a Velvet Underground cover has also been released.
Irish rock superstars Fontaines D.C. have shared eagerly-awaited details about their upcoming third album.
In an interview with NME, bassist Conor Deegan III said that it will contain some of their poppiest material to date while maintaining a dark edge.
"The third album is really good," Deegan said. "We all thought the songs were quite poppy. We thought we’d got this sound that was finally the sound that we wanted to get across the songs, which we thought was quite poppy. We showed them to our manager, and he said, ‘Lads, this is the darkest shit you’ve ever written!’ And we were like, ‘What? What are you talking about? This bass melody is catchy, this vocal melody is catchy’. He was just like, ‘No, this is extremely dark’. So there you go!"
Taking place at the legendary Abbey Road, Fontaines performed the 1967 classic for a recently released tribute album, I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground and Nico.
"I first heard The Velvet Underground quite young actually," explained guitarist Carlos O’Connell in an exclusive interview with Hot Press.
"At the time my favourite band was Nirvana, I was obsessed as a young teenager. I was really into Kurt Cobain, and I watched this movie, Last Days, which was a reinterpretation of the last days of his life. It’s a very bleak movie, quiet and slow. Towards the end it, there’s a scene where he’s playing ‘Venus In Furs’ on a record player. I remember hearing that and going, ‘What the fuck?"
Watch Fontaines D.C. recording their cover of 'The Black Angels' Death Song' below: