Dublin post-punks Fontaines D.C. will be releasing their new album A Hero’s Death at the end of the month, and this week have shared a third single from it called “Televised Mind”. Singer Grian Chatten says: 

“This song is about the echo chamber, and how personality gets stripped away by surrounding approval. People’s opinions get reinforced by constant agreement, and we’re robbed of our ability to feel wrong. We’re never really given the education of our own fallibility. People feign these great beliefs in order to appear trendy, as opposed to independently arriving at their own thoughts.

While the subject of the song is obviously a prickly and political one, Fontaines approach it in steady fashion, with windswept, droning guitars adding a theatricality to Chatten’s musings. “Televised Mind” never explodes into a fury, as you might expect, but maintains a steady propulsion that gains energy and sharpness through subtle additions and the on-point lyricism. It’s clear a sign of maturation in the band’s songwriting as we’ve heard yet.

Watch the video by Hugh Mulhern below.

Fontaines D.C.’s new album A Hero’s Death is due out on July 31 via Partisan. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

They’ve got this UK tour booked for next year:

7th May – Manchester Academy
10th May – Leicester De Montfort Hall
11th May – Leeds O2 Academy
12th May – Newcastle O2 City Hall
14th May – Glasgow Barrowland
17th May – Cambridge Corn Exchange
18th May – Sheffield O2 Academy
20th May – Birmingham O2 Academy
21st May – Cardiff Great Hall
22nd May – Bristol O2 Academy
24th May – Bournemouth O2 Academy
25th May – Southampton O2 Guildhall
27th May – London Alexandra Palace