Fontaines D.C. win Best International Group at BRIT Awards

Author Hernan Osuna - 14.2.2023

Irish post-punks Fontaines D.C. have won the Best International Group award at the Brit Awards.

Some of the biggest names from the world of music, from Stormzy to Sam Smith, descended on London’s O2 Arena for the annual ceremony, which took place on February 11.

The Dublin rockers triumphed over K-pop girl group Blackpink, rappers Drake and 21 Savage, Swedish sister folk duo First Aid Kit and US soul outfit Gabriels.

Guitarist Carlos O’Connell was the only band member at the star-studded event as the rest of his colleagues are on tour in Australia.

Taking to the stage to accept the award the musician told the audience the reason he is not on tour is because his partner, French actress Joséphine de La Baume, is about to give birth to a baby girl.

O’Connell added: “I’m happy to be here to celebrate that and to celebrate friendship. Theyre my best friends in the world.

His bandmates sent a video message saying: “Thanks for voting us Best International Group. We sent our best man Carlos so we hope he’s behaving himself.”