FONDA – New single and gigs this weekend
What you may need to know…
01. Galway/Limerick/Glasgow garage-rock trio FONDA have emerged as ones-to-watch in Irish music in recent times.
02. Specialising in a brittle, melancholic, but warm strain of croon-along, garage-rock-inflected pop, the band formed in January of last year, and got their debut EP, Social Services, out of their systems in June.
03. Streaming above is the video for new single Dreaming, described by The Thin Air as “probably our favourite Irish track of 2016 so far”. Produced by Bloom Media, it was shot in the none-more-Limerick location of Costello’s Tavern, once described perfectly by a friend of your writer’s as “Freakscene on Craggy Island”.
04. Playing tonight at the Bernard Shaw in Dublin with Shrug Life, and tomorrow night at Fred Zeppelin’s in Cork with Limrockers Slow Riot. Catch them supporting Gun Outfit upstairs in Dolan’s in Limerick on the 16th, also.
VERDICT: FONDA bring together the existential horrors and the warm-and-fuzzies. What’s not to like?