Fontaines D.C. Backed For Ivor Novello Award
Irish post-punk band Fontaines D.C. were recognised for their excellence in songwriting and composition at the Ivor Novello Awards.
Fontaines D.C. Earn Ivor Novello Nomination
Fontaines D.C. have been handed a strong chance of landing a prestigious accolade after BoyleSports made them 5/2 second favourites for an Ivor Novello award.
The eyes of Irish music fans will be on Grosvenor House in London next month as the Dublin-formed five-piece were nominated alongside some of the biggest names in the industry in the Best Album category.
💿Skinty Fia written by @fontainesdublin pic.twitter.com/eyQq1B1EzZ
— The Ivors Academy (@IvorsAcademy) April 18, 2023
Ivor Novello Best Album Nominee
Their third studio offering Skinty Fia was their first number one album in both Ireland and the UK and has received widespread critical acclaim, finishing fourth in NME’s list of 50 best albums of 2022.
The album had been first announced in January 2022 and was eagerly anticipated by the band’s loyal following. The album Skinty Fia was then released on the 22nd of April 2022.
The Fontaines’ album was hailed by Spill Magazine as ‘perhaps the most important album of the year’. The Ivors Academy agreed with that opinion as the Irish band will look to get their hands on the coveted Best Album award on the 18th of May when the Ivor Novello awards are handed out.
Ivor Novello Best Album Odds
Strong competition however comes by way of Arctic Monkeys, who topped the same NME list with their seventh studio album The Car. The Sheffield rockers have been made odds-on favourites for the gong at 1/2, with Little Simz (6/1), Obongjayar (28/1) and SAULT rated less likely winners of the five nominees.
Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “It’s a very competitive category with Arctic Monkeys in there, but there’s plenty who think Fontaines D.C. will continue their meteoric rise by walking off with this one.”
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