Review by Bobby Green
If you’re looking for a groove so dirty that it’s going to reach inside your guts and shake your very foundations then look no further than Fountaines double A side 7” single ‘Hurricane Laughter / Winter In The Sun.’ This infectious Dublin 5 piece outfit delighted us earlier this year with ‘Liberty Bell’ but have really stepped it up a notch with ‘Hurricane Laughter’ This could well be musician.ie’s single of the year with its gloriously flamboyant video perfectly painting a visual surreal accompaniment to this psychedelic romp with a hook so naughty it should have an 18 certificate. A superb single with a superb video.
‘Winter in the Sun’ has a more familiar Fontaines sound full of blatant Dublin attitude, but I honestly believe that it might get overshadowed by the quality of its shared billing. Catch Fontaines live as they tour Ireland to promote the new single.
Sat 7th October- The Button Factory- “Hurricane Laughter/Winter In The Sun” Launch.
Thu 12th October- Crane Lane Theatre- Cork
Fri 13th October- Brewery Corner- Kilkenny
Sat 14th October- The Loft, Galway
Wed 18th October- The Shacklewell Arms, London (Fierce Panda/Club Fandango Present)
Fri 27th October- Mike The Pies- Listowel, Co. Kerry