From the backstreets and pubs of working class Dublin to the sunny shores of Australia, life’s changing fast for ferocious Irish post-punks, FONTAINES D.C. Formed from what they politely term as the ashes of ‘nothing bands’, the high voltage quintet has certainly become something quite extraordinary. In the space of a year, they turned a handful of blistering singles into a steady wave of hype, buoyed by the UK’s disaffection with Brexit seeping its way into rock music at an unprecedented level. But forget the comparisons to other guttural, guitar-wielding bands, Fontaines are true originals. Steeped in the romantic poetic tradition of their country’s best songwriters, their naked lyricism and high-octane delivery has earned plaudits from Pitchfork to The Guardian and we’re delighted to have them join us for their first ever Laneway.