. Grian Chatten is on Facebook. The latter is about plainly asserting independence and kicking back against any ties attempting to bind. You should receive instructions for resetting your password. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website. It's where your interests connect you with your people. The past 12 months have been a ragged reel of a year for Dublin’s post-punk scene champions Fontaines D.C. Every day I feel like I’m faced with a crossroads as to whether I should see what I could get out of life if I really engage fully. As the rock world declared them the erudite new champions of the rock resurrection and the industry descended on the thriving Dublin scene to witness the likes of The Murder Capital, Fontaines powered triumphantly across Europe and America, crashing headlong into 2020 with a second album already in the bag, high on the momentum and hellbent on touring until they damn well ran out of road. I’d write a lot then, and I think that was to be confronted with the fact that I have an identity.”. It gives the illusion of a mass of people shrouded in darkness, and it’s the closest tonight gets to transcending its virtual barrier. IRISH band Fontaines D.C. has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Rock Album category. To hear Irish men, even in their 20s, talk in such terms is a “Not in Kansas” moment and one of the most quietly striking and encouraging aspects of the documentary. Grian Chatten. The Dublin post-punks experienced vertigo after last year’s breakout album ‘Dogrel’. [ October 16, 2020 ] Alt-rock trio FERALS return with video for new track ‘Separate’ – Watch Now! Whatever else music is to Fontaines DC, it is not a youthful lark. It’d ruin him more than a scandal. For both of them, language is a living thing that constantly evolves, something to be heard, not read. I’m not saying we’re anywhere near the Beach Boys in terms of harmonising or singing or anything like that, but we’d sing a capella a lot in the back of the van, practice harmonies and figure out how to arrange them properly. I’m in an emotional flux. December 2020 / January 2021 ft the Class of 2021. We were merry enough when we hit that stage.”. I’m basically not sure about the meaningfulness of life.”. The world's defining voice in music and pop culture since 1952. The nominees for the 63rd Grammy Awards were announced this week and Bridgers spoke to the The New York Times yesterday (25 November) about how she learned of her nominations. Yet ‘A Hero’s Death’ surges with pride, self-belief, a rebellious defiance and – dare we say it in such troubled times – optimism. In writing about them, I achieve a sense of understanding of my own issues.”, Such as? Their first album "Dogrel" (2019) was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize (2019) and elected Rough Trade's Album of the Year 2019. The group expressed their delight at the nomination on Twitter, writing: ‘Jaysus, we’ve been nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album with A Hero’s Death’. Please subscribe to sign in to comment. Upon researching for this conversation I learned Grian was supposed to have a sort of cool, mysterious, “don’t give a fuck” demeanor and noticed in videos of performances that he would anxiously pace back and forth on stage between powerful deliveries of his lyrics. The thing about Brian Wilson and other people like Lee Hazelwood that really appealed to us when we were in the mood for escapist art was that they had a thoroughly built-up fantasy world that they’d quite fully realised in a sonic format. If we listen too much to criticism or compliments – even more dangerously – then we’re not writing for ourselves any more. If I lost the ability to write for myself and found myself writing for other people I’d have to find a new sense of meaning.”, Here we arrive at the crux of ‘A Hero’s Death’: “I’ve been thinking about why I write and why I’ve always written, what I’m getting out of it, and a lot of it is to let myself know that I’m still alive. Yet it’s the Beach Boys – you heard – that the band cite as a primary influence on the new album. See a recent post on Tumblr from @daddymymouthisfullofstars about Grian-Chatten. Fontaines D.C. have spoken out for the first time on their surprise Grammy nod, likening the landmark moment to receiving “a phone call from space”. . Twitter; Facebook; Like this: Like Loading... Related. “I think we’re gonna find there’s gonna be a huge surge forward in many different schools of thought. Rock documentaries seldom have much use for brevity. It concludes: “Life ain’t always empty… If you give ourselves to every breath then we’re all in the running for a hero’s death”. It was just a sense that it was mine and not part of a system that was elitist by its virtue.”. Hier sollte eine Beschreibung angezeigt werden, diese Seite lässt dies jedoch nicht zu. FONTAINES D.C. Još od Iana Curtisa ni u jednom glasu nije bilo toliko očaja koliko u glasu Griana Chattena 08.08.2020. u 20:32 Grian Chatten. In the service industry I had a number instead of a name and my boss would click at me instead of calling my name. One’s the eloquent singer of Ireland’s most literary-minded young chart-botherers. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Beginning of dialog window. Twitter. I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Fontaines frontman, Grian Chatten. We weren’t really eating and we were burning the candle at both ends. “Yeah. The group speak of their comradely “love” for one another. 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And it’s there when Fontaines cast their minds forwards to the post-corona world. It’s a problem with which Fontaines themselves may have had to wrestle, huddled in their dark and pokey hired van while criss-crossing Europe. Did you start using poetry to express your own troubled past? WhatsApp. I’d be heartbroken.”. Fontaines DC: Dogrel review – Is this the world-conquering debut Ireland has been waiting for? When you have reset your password, you can, Please choose a screen name. Join Facebook to connect with Grian Chatten and others you may know. A Hero’s Death. Grian Chatten este pe Facebook. Grian recalls one night in San Francisco when, onstage, he was struck by the sense of claustrophobia that inspired ‘Dogrel’’s seething missives in the first place. Anne Enright: The world did not actually stop, back in March. Fontaines D.C. have spoken out for the first time on their surprise Grammy nod, likening the landmark moment to receiving “a phone call from space”. This is getting to me.’ It’s a really good lesson in mindfulness, rather than getting caught up in arbitrary emotional nonsense.”. He also has a Facebook page, on which he has accumulated about eight thousand followers. You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. It’s unlikely anyone would wish to sit through a four-hour documentary about Dublin post-punk band Fontaines DC – not even Fountains DC themselves. It’s there in the title track, written as an open letter from an estranged father to their child, imparting advice such as “Don’t get stuck in the past… Bring your own two cents, don’t borrow them from someone else”. 218.5k Followers, 183 Following, 296 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Grian (@grianmc) I’m not sure how I’d turn that into something colourful. Grian Chatten Read more about this and other GRAMMYs news at GRAMMY.com Tickets and RSVP information for Fontaines D.C.’s upcoming concert at Metro Theatre in Sydney on Aug. 05, 2020. Grian: I was probably 16 or 17, Carlos [O’Connell, guitarist] from the band showed me your appearance on a late-night chat show in the ‘80s. Pinterest. Get all the lyrics to songs by Grian Chatten and join the Genius community of music scholars to learn the meaning behind the lyrics. I suddenly realised that I was developing strong feelings about interpretations of poetry and found myself with the energy to argue about what things mean and where they come from. It’s another situation like horrible referendum outcomes: anything that shocks the general public into engagement with politics and social issues – the healthcare system in every single country that’s affected is being challenged and in a very public manner.”, Beyond the stained-glass curtain, the horizon seems bright. It’s the Irish post-punk quintet’s first-ever nomination at the award show. Twitter Email I RELAND’S latest music heroes Fontaines D.C., whose current album has been nominated for a Grammy, have revealed how the pandemic has … “[The Beach Boys created] a dream-like, lying-back-on-a-lilo daydreaming sort of feeling we wanted to capture. Also für etwas, nach dem sich die Menschen lange gesehnt haben“, erzählt Sänger Grian Chatten während eines Besuchs bei einem irischen Radiosender. Certain influences naturally spring to mind when considering Fontaines D.C.: Joy Division, The Fall, Wire, PiL and the purposefully angular arthouse noise-mongers of post-punk. From there, we follow Chatten and company through into early 2019 as they recover from that exhausting continental tour and then put the finishing touches to Dogrel, for which they will earn Mercury and Choice Music Prize nominations. I don’t know what I’d do if it was lost. Fontaines D.C's Grian Chatten discusses all things "Dogrel" [Interview] 2 years ago by Paige Sims. Chatten is at pains to point out that ‘A Hero’s Death’ isn’t about “travelling through America on the back of our first album and getting loaded and having a great time.” No, it’s about control. Post navigation. Furthermore, Grian has a secondary YouTube channel, ‘Two Much Grian.’ There’s another band you might reach pretty close to the bottom of the list of acts you’d credit when listening to Fontaines’ dank, dense second album ‘A Hero’s Death’: The Beach Boys. Escape will cancel and close the window. Chatten explains: “People tell you that your music means a lot to them and you find it hard to empathise and relate to it, or even understand it because they’re the 13th person who’s done that in the last hour. Lyrically, Chatten’s opaque, impressionistic and repetitious visions of down-at-heel Dublin life somehow manage to close the gaping chasm between early Arctic Monkeys and James Joyce. Martin Scorsese’s recent Netflix meditation on Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue somehow managed to fill 142 minutes. What a relief, then, that Sold For Parts, which chronicles of the life and times of the group around the recording of their debut album, Dogrel, last year, gets the job done in 24 lean and mean minutes. The Quality Street test: Could you ever love someone who loved the Toffee Penny? He has thousands of followers on both Twitter and Instagram. In 90s DVDs were invented, Sony PlayStation was released, Google was founded, and boy bands ruled the music charts. The gang made up of Grian Chatten, Tom … We drank almost exclusively whiskey for the whole tour. He remembers: “My dad would say he’d only buy me one of those packs of stickers if I learnt off a poem.” And poetry burrowed. Da ist er wieder, dieser Sprechgesang von Frontmann Grian Chatten, mit irischem Akzent, das Geschnodder mochten wir schon bei The Fall oder bei den Sleaford Mods. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. “I really lived inside that song ‘Your Summer Dream’, a simple early Beach Boys tune [from 1963]. Frontman Grian Chatten stalks around the stage, using the microphone stand for support as the lighting shimmers and flickers. Bringing the pair together over a scratchy three-way phone line today, they trade asides, quotes and one liners, eager to impress one another. Fontaines DC frontman Grian Chatten. But, says frontman Grian Chatten, they got by with a little help from the Beach Boys. News, features and reviews from our critics. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Then coronavirus hit like a stinger to the tyres and D.C.’s dark dragster screeched to a halt. "We've let ourselves become more cultural with our surroundings. Having gigged every year since 1975, John Cooper Clarke wasn’t going to leave 2020 out, so he’s announced an extra special one-off Christmas gig which will be live streamed around the globe from Colchester Arts Centre on Saturday 12th December. “It’s a fairly beige topic for me. He offers it up. . Waiting For… GLASVEGAS. “Ba-ba-ba-ba-Barbara Ann” and Bermuda shorts this decidedly is not. The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Remove; In this conversation I actually once gave Stephen Donnelly a No. Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. Earlier in life, Grian fell for the poetry of the pitch: as a child he’d beg his dad to buy him packs of football stickers for his collection, but his father had a canny condition. It might have been their worst nightmare, but instead they’re finding lockdown a helpful chance to pause for breath, refocus on the creativity that got them this far and reflect on their rocket-ship rise. The best music of 2019: Albums, gigs, bands and songs. In the maelstrom of that American tour, the band were “under threat of losing our identity”. New music [ November 23, 2020 ] Manchester-based quartet VENTRELLES share video for new single ‘County Lines’ New music [ November 23, 2020 ] KATIE MELUA shares video for new single ‘Joy’ – Watch Now! Certainly, there is no attempt to frame Fontaines DC as rock’n’roll messiahs sent down from on high to show us the way. They talk about feeling overwhelmed on a day off in Prague,when they should be exulting in how far they’ve come. The documentary doesn’t insist we love them. Grian Chatten is on Facebook. “Loneliness – I’ve struggled to an extent with depression, as a lot of people have. “Some of them are nice; I liked the Kate Tempest one,” he replies. We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the, For the best site experience please enable JavaScript in your browser settings, Grammys 2021: Fontaines DC get best rock album nomination as Beyoncé leads way, Fontaines DC: A Hero’s Death review – Same band, different songs, same brilliance, Fontaines DC: ‘We’ve no licence to speak for Ireland’, Phil Lynott: ‘I didn’t know how shy he was, how awkward, and scared of rejection’. Chatten’s vocals were edgy, ambitious and confidently clear, “And the radios all about a runaway model with a face like sin and a heart like a James Joyce novel. One of the best things about Sold For Parts is that it refuses to be obsequious. 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