Back in November 2018, KEXP took our annual trip to Reykjavik for the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Over the span of four days, we broadcasted live from the renowned KEX Hostel, streaming live video of performances from Icelandic artists and other acts from the festival lineup. We’ll be rolling out these videos over the weeks to follow. Today’s feature is of Fontaines D.C.. Writer Dusty Henry reported:
The Dublin act's set blitzed by in a flash. From the second they began with an extended jam on crunchy chords before Chatten finally jumped in. His warbled baritone matched the surging energy of his band on opener "Chequeless Reckless," stoically prowling the stage as he repeated the mantra, "What's really going on?" As the band transitioned into the next song, guitarist Carlos O'Connell grabbed a pint glass and used it as a slide, dripping the notes out of his amplifiers to add the brilliant cacophony of punk noise.
Read the full report here.
Recorded November 8, 2018.
Boys In The Better Land
Hosts: Kevin Cole & Cheryl Waters
Audio Engineers: Kevin Suggs & Eyvindur Þorsteinsson
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro, Scott Holpainen & Matt Ogaz
Director: Justin Wilmore
Editor: Jim Beckmann