Fontaines D.C. release their highly anticipated third album, Skinty Fia, out now through Partisan Records/Liberator Music.  Last month, the band released the title track ‘Skinty Fia’, which was met with international acclaim and joined the last two singles, ‘I Love You’ and ‘Jackie Down The Line’ in building widespread excitement for the band’s third album. This week, the beloved Irish band – who recently took home the trophy for “Best Band In The World” at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards – released the final single, ‘Roman Holiday’ – a texturally nuanced yet intense preview of the band’s new material.


‘Roman Holiday’ sees frontman Grian Chatten reflect on his experiences of moving to London and embracing the city as an Irish person in the local diaspora. The single sees the band delving further into the album’s poignant themes surrounding identity and belonging, with the lyrics celebrating the camaraderie found in the community of Irish people and friends that the band have found for themselves.


Watch the lyric video for ‘Roman Holiday ’ HERE


Speaking on the single, Chatten says, “Roman Holiday makes me think of the wide streets of north London in the Summer and the urge to discover them at night time. The thrill of being a gang of Irish people in London with a bit of a secret language and my first flat with my girlfriend.”


★★★★★ Dork review – their best album yet”★★★★  The Sunday Times Culture ‘Album Of The Week10/10,The Line of Best Fit “Skinty Fia is a rich, full-bodied third entry, with Fontaines DC proving they’re not only here to stay, but here to dominate.” “Fontaines D.C. simmer to perfection on the haunting ‘Skinty Fia’ – STACK


Skinty Fia is an Irish phrase which translates to English as “the damnation of the deer” and the album’s cover art features a deer, plucked from its natural habitat and deposited in the hallway of a home, illuminated by an artificial red glow. The Irish giant deer is an extinct species and the band’s thoughts on Irish identity are central to Skinty Fia. While Dogrelwas littered with snapshots of the Dublin characters – like the cabbie in ‘Boys In The Better Land’ – and A Hero’s Death documented the dislocation and disconnection the band felt as they travelled the globe on tour, on Skinty Fia Fontaines D.C. are addressing their Irishness from afar as they recreate new lives for themselves elsewhere. For a band whose hometown courses through their veins – “D.C.” stands for “Dublin City” – the album finds them trying to resolve the need to broaden their horizons with the affection they still feel for the land and people they’ve left behind.


Fontaines D.C. are: Carlos O’Connell (guitar), Conor Curley (guitar), Conor Deegan III (bass guitar), Grian Chatten (vocals) and Tom Coll (drums).


FONTAINES D.C. – ‘Skinty Fia’OUT NOWListen to Skinty Fia HERE



FONTAINES D.C.AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES 2023WED 1 FEB, 2023 – Roundhouse, SYDNEYTHU FEB 2, 2023 – The Triffid, BRISBANETUES 7 FEB, 2023 – Corner Hotel, MELBOURNEWED 8 FEB, 2023 – The Forum, MELBOURNE For more details, click HERE



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