FONTAINES D.C. Share Video For Moody Single ‘ROMAN HOLIDAY’ Off Their Splendid Third LP

For your eyes

With their sublime third LP Skinty Fia rising Irish stars FONTAINES D.C.
went straight to the top of the UK’s album charts last April and will be in
lots of best-albums-of-2022 lists, including mine.

To keep the momentum going they just shared a video for
one of the album’s singles, the moody Roman Holiday reverie.

Roll the tape here…

SKINTY FIA

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Young Stars FONTAINES D.C. Release Third Mellow-Irish Longplayer ‘SKINTY FIA’

22 April 2022

Band: FONTAINES D.C.
Who: Irish post-punk team
Albums: Drogel (2019) and A Hero’s Death (2020)

New album: SKINTY FIA – 3rd LP
Release: 22 April via Partisan Records

The Guardian (British newspaper) says: “Their third album comes wrapped in a sleeve featuring a nervous-looking deer in the hallway of a home, its title derives from a Gaelic expression of exasperation, and it variously picks at topics of addiction, relationships and
the notion of Irishness as viewed through the lens of the Irish diaspora… Skinty Fia feels more measured and reflective. It boasts few examples of their punky full-pelt approach. Its default rhythmic setting is slow; its guitars feel echoey and cavernous – even shoegaze-y on churning closer Nabokov – rather than urgent and in your face… They boldly embrace a state of confusion.”
Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: After their unbridled introduction to the world with their five-star debut LP, the Fontaines slowed down for a couple of songs on their 2nd full length, and
on the new one the overall atmosphere – musically and lyrically – is moony, mellow and pensive with frontman Grian Chatten becoming a modern-day crooner who touches sensitive hearts, especially Irish ones as this album is about their Irish past/present/future identity in and outside (they never have been away for so long, for some many times) of their beloved country. It takes time to get used to their new approach. But I’m sure it will be worth it in the end.

Singles/clips: Skinty Fia / Roman Holiday / I Love You / Jackie Down The Line

– SKINTY FIA –

– ROMAN HOLIDAY –

– I LOVE YOU –

– JACKIE DOWN THE LINE –

Stream full LP here on Spotify

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(photo by Turn Up The Volume – 8 April 2022 – Antwerp, Belgium)

FONTAINES D.C. Share Moody Title Track Of Their Forthcoming 3rd Album ‘SKINTY FIA’

New striking strokes

22 March 2022

Band: FONTAINES D.C.
Who: Irish post-punk team
Albums: Drogel (2019) and A Hero’s Death (2020)

New album: SKINTY FIA – 3rd LP
Release: 22 April via Partisan Records

Skinty Fia is Irish for ‘the damnation of the deer.’ Both the title
and cover art refer to the extinction of the Irish giant deer. The
symbol for a longplayer that meditates on the band’s Irish identity.
It’s the first LP made after all group members moved out of Ireland,
looking back from the outside.

Here comes the moody title-track

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Discover The Political Side Of FONTAINES DC With Their New Single ‘I LOVE YOU’

New striking strokes

18 February 2022

Band: FONTAINES D.C.
Who: Irish post-punk squad
Albums: Drogel (2019) and A Hero’s Death (2020)

New album: SKINTY FIA – 3rd LP
Release: 22 April via Partisan Records

Skinty Fia is Irish for ‘the damnation of the deer.’ Both the title
and cover art refer to the extinction of the Irish giant deer. The
symbol for a longplayer that meditates on the band’s Irish identity.
It’s the first LP made after all group members moved out of Ireland,
looking back from the outside.

New single: I LOVE YOU
It’s the second piece the Irishmen share
after lead single Jackie Down The Line.


(Grian Chatten – photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Grian Chatten (frontman): “The first overtly political song we’ve written. It’s from the perspective of an Irishman abroad who is enjoying great personal success and a sense of cultural pride, and simultaneously metabolises deep disappointment, and swirling anger,
at the current political climate as well as the country’s grimmest historical atrocities, such
as the decades of tragic brutality at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home in Galway.”

Listen to the meditative story here…

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FONTAINES D.C. Announce Third LP In Four Years And Share Lead Single

New striking strokes

12 January 2022

Band: FONTAINES D.C.
Who: Irish post-punk squad
Albums: Drogel (2019) and A Hero’s Death (2020)

New album: SKINTY FIA – 3rd LP
Release: 22 April via Partisan Records

Skinty Fia is Irish for ‘the damnation of the deer.’ Both the title
and cover art refer to the extinction of the Irish giant deer. The
symbol for a longplayer that meditates on the band’s Irish identity.
It’s the first LP made after all group members moved out of Ireland,
looking back from the outside.

Lead single: JACKIE DOWN THE LINE

A bit Fontaines by (great) numbers although with a more mellow
sound than before. I”m really curious to see what comes next…

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