Photos: Fontaines D.C. at Rock & Roll Hotel
Irish post-punk rockers, Fontaines D.C. played a set with such magnetic intensity on on Saturday evening at Rock & Roll Hotel that you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone not giving the band their undivided attention. As the opening act for fellow punks and Partisan Records labelmates, IDLES, Fontaines D.C. swiftly played through several songs from their debut album, “Dogrel,” which was released last month. With little break and little banter between songs, the band let their music speak for itself —no frills, no theatrics. Lead singer’s Grian Chatten’s unwavering stare paired with his blunt, shout-speak style of singing made for a performance so intimidatingly captivating that you wouldn’t dare take your phone out to film them. By the time they announced their last song, the crowd booed, not wanting their performance to end. “Too Real,” “Boys in the Better Land,” and “Big” were standouts from their performance. Check out photos from the show below, shot by Raelena Kniff.
Fontaines D.C. will return to Washington, DC on September 11 for a headlining show at U Street Music Hall. Tickets are available HERE.