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Fontaines D.C. with Lesley James | The SoCal Sound Sessions In Studio

Fontaines DC with Lesley James  The SoCal Sound Sessions In Studio

The SoCal Sound In-Studio Session with Fontaines D.C. is brought to you by The SoCal Sound, CSUN & Saddleback College.

Join The SoCal Sound's Lesley James in conversation with Irish post-punk band Fontaines D.C.!

In the interview, Lesley chats with bassist Conor Deegan 'Deego' III & guitarist Conor Curley. When asked about winning NME's award for Best Band in the World, the pair joke about possibly using it to get street cred back in their hometown. 

Deego & Curley discuss the new album 'Skinty Fia,' telling a funny story about the breakdown in the song "I Love You," their musical influences, how the record got its name, and its connection to Irish-speaking heritage. They recently relocated from their home base in Dublin to London to work on 'Skinty Fia;' Reflecting on how that's impacted them & the album; Deego remarked, "Well, we kind of became more displaced again from Irishness. Suddenly we're forced to confront our Irishness in a different way than if you lived in Dublin. Suddenly it was the thing that made us different, rather than the thing that brought us together with people; And being Irish in Britain is a very different experience, and that's a lot of what the record is about."

They also talk about dealing with mental health on the road while touring non-stop and the guilt that can come with confronting mental health struggles while living out their dream.

Make sure to listen to the entire interview to learn about what exciting new acts out of Ireland they recommend you check out!

This SoCal Sound In-Studio Session with Fontaines D.C. includes live performances of "Roman Holiday," "Nabokov," and "Skinty Fia." 


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