It's taken from their new album 'Dogrel'...

Ireland's Fontaines D.C. channel the beautiful frustration of everyday life on new song 'Roy's Tune'.

The band's debut album 'Dogrel' lands on April 12th, and it's been led by a series of viral indie punk blasters.

'Roy's Tune' however shows a rather more downbeat, reflective side to the group, focussing on the struggles of everyday working class life.

Speaking about the single, guitarist Conor Curley says: "It’s sung to Ireland - from a mindset of frustration, depression, and a loss of innocence."

"I used to work in the service industry, at a small burrito place in Dublin, and I’d walk home at night because I couldn’t afford public transportation. Grian and I didn’t have any money, so we were sharing a double-size bed in the same converted office block. One night on my way home I was walking by The George, which is the biggest gay nightclub in Dublin, and a guy was getting kicked out by the bouncers. He kept yelling at them, “I’m gonna kill you stone dead!,” and that turn of phrase stuck out to me."

"A couple years back the EU awarded Ireland €14 billion in back taxes from Apple, but the government here refuses to do anything with the money out of fear Apple will move their headquarters. They care more about a giant corporation than the people of our country, and all we can do is sit there and take it."

"We wanted this to be a moment of reflection on the album. We included this song with the purpose of showing our intent as a band and as Songwriters from the get go. That we intend to explore whatever emotions or ideas we see, and not just make 'another post-punk album'."

The full video is a remarkable experience, cinematic in scope as it follows a family on the breadline.

Directed by Liam Papadachi and featuring IFTA (Irish Film and Television Academy) award-winning actor Dafhyd Flynn, you can watch it now.

Photo Credit: Richard Dumas

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