- 31 Mar 21
The Dublin band are up against some of the biggest acts in the world at this year's BRITs.
Fontaines D.C. have been nominated in the International Group category at this year's BRIT Awards – in a star-studded shortlist that also features BTS, Foo Fighters, HAIM and Run The Jewels.
It's the latest landmark in a major few months for the Dublin band – following a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Album.
The nominees for #BRITs 2021 International Group are:
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The shortlist for each category was revealed today, March 31, on social media, by BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw and rising star (and recent Hot Press interviewee) Griff.
"It is an album that recklessly tears down the sheltering sky," Will Russell wrote in his review of Fontaines D.C.'s acclaimed 2020 album A Hero's Death for Hot Press. "It hacks the televised minds of a soul-sucked citizenry fed on a vomit of advertising platitudes. Reminiscent of The Clash, Fontaines D.C. have planted a defiant flag around which to rally. 'I was not born into this world, to do another man’s bidding,' sings Chatten, nor does he 'want to belong to anyone'."
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