- 28 Jul 20
The exclusive show will air at 7pm on August 2nd, with 2FM's Dan Hegarty later interviewing Fontaines D.C.
Dublin post-punk band Fontaines D.C. have recorded an exclusive live performance of their sophomore album A Hero's Death in its entirely for Dan Hegarty's 2FM show.
In the specially-recorded new show, Conor Curley and Conor Deegan spoke to the presenter about the follow-up to their debut album Dogrel, which sparked a meteoric rise and catapulted the band onto the international stage.
The universally acclaimed LP was shortlisted for both the Mercury Music Prize and the RTÉ Choice Music Prize.
"Whenever we wrote and recorded Dogrel, no one was really listening to us so we wanted to carry on that attitude onto this one...” the band say in the forthcoming interview.
Recorded at the RTÉ Radio Centre’s Studio 1, the The Fontaines D.C. broadcast is part of a rake of shows over the upcoming bank holiday weekend on the radio station for its 'Epic Summer of Music' series.
"Fontaines D.C. is a combination of many of the great things you'd associate with past masters, mixed with their own distinct identity, which has helped define music in the year 2020," Hegarty said.
"We’ve seen this band clock up more touring miles in the last two years than many acts would see in their entire career.
"We’re so pleased we could welcome them to Studio 1 for this special session."
The release of the band’s second album comes this Friday, July 31.
Sunday night's 'The Alternative with Graham Smyth' on 2FM will feature a special exclusive playlist curated by Fontaines D.C. from 10pm, featuring tunes by The Beach Boys, Radiohead and The Jesus and Mary Chain among others.