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Fontaines D.C. have cited fellow Dublin noisemakers Girl Band as a crucial influence, as much for their eccentric spirit as their abrasive sound. “Before that, the only way to sound Irish was to be fuckin’ ‘diddly-diddly-aye,’” Chatten recently told Noisey. “They modernized Irish music massively.” To wit, the band’s most heroic anthem, “Boys in the Better Land” may have been inspired by Chatten’s encounter with an Anglophobic Dublin cabbie, but it takes the form of a riotous, British Invasion-styled rave-up that frames distinctly local issues as universal truths.
 

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The best of luck to them, but not my thing at all at all.
Not a million miles away from what my thing would usually be but don't get the hype at all at all.

Also it shouldn't matter but that name! Just reminds me of Huey's pizza place
 

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Richey James and Ian Brown in the background in that picture?

I'm sure i've heard of these before, that song ain't bad. It's a bit like the above bands with a Dublin accent covering the Ramones, which in fairness is enough ingredients at the same time to be a bit of a thing of its own.

This is who I was thinking of at the time LOL

The Ultra Montanes
 

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I only just listened to them now. They're very samey,especially the vocals.
I then listened to Girl Band. I never cared for them,but they are better than I remembered,but also way better than Fontaines( pizza )DC
 

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Always thought GB's rhythm section were good but never really took to the singer or the guitar, live anyway.

What are they up to now? Collectively I mean, the bass player is doing quite a bit of production work, but they went on hiatus to deal with some health issues I think and things have been quiet since.
 

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Always thought GB's rhythm section were good but never really took to the singer or the guitar, live anyway.

What are they up to now? Collectively I mean, the bass player is doing quite a bit of production work, but they went on hiatus to deal with some health issues I think and things have been quiet since.
Do some of them occasionally play with Paddy Hanna?
 

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Do some of them occasionally play with Paddy Hanna?
The bassist does, he also produced his last record (and has done the forthcoming Autre Monde record which I hope will be very good as I saw them play a bunch of new songs recently and was impressed.) AFAIK the 2 guitarists from Paddy's current band play in postcard versions and Badhands, the violinist is Dowry who I think is very good, the drummer, I dunno.
 

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I love how to sound Irish all you needed to do was sound diddly aye or (in the case of Fontaines dc) sound like a watered down Fall. Blatantly ignoring the years of U2 wannabes.
 

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Much as I can't stand them,yeah. Why does anything sound like where it comes from?


There's always little scenes of bands that have a distinct sound. At least there used to be,and often they are grouped together geographically. And it's been the case in ireland too.
 

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It doesn't have to, I don't think (although I may be wrong) that anyone lectured Imelda May about misrepresenting the Liberties with her rockabilly, but the Fontaines DC clearly want people to hear them and immediately know where they're from*.






*Spain.
 

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