The second song to emerge from forthcoming new album Skinty Fia outApril 22nd

“And I loved you like a penny loves the pocket of a priest, and I’ll love you ‘til the grass around my gravestone is deceased”


Last month, Fontaines D.C. announced their third album, Skinty Fia – to be released on April 22nd on Partisan Records. The news was soon followed by a performance of first single “Jackie Down The Line” on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, as the band debuted the track live for the very first time. Today sees the release of a second song, “I Love You,” taken from the highly-anticipated new album.

Ostensibly a love song, “I Love You” is layered, impressionistic and infused with the band’s trademark intensity. Stitched into the apparently ardent lyrics is a lament for Ireland, in what Fontaines D.C frontman Grian Chatten describes as “the first overtly political song we’ve written.” Written from the perspective of an Irishman abroad,  the song unravels to reveal a passionate sense of self-loathing. The lyrics detail the guilt of a barroom reveler, enjoying great personal success and a sense of cultural pride, while simultaneously metabolizing 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: “This island’s run by sharks with children’s bones stuck in their jaws.” The cinematic music video, directed by Sam Taylor, captures the song’s building intensity; Grian strolls through a serene, candle-lit church before intensely delivering the song’s second half directly to camera with characteristic gravity. He elaborates, “It’s standing in the centre of our beloved home country as a multitude of things are brought to tragic ends in an apocalyptic state of affairs. That’s how it feels to me, and what I felt when I wrote it.”



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. 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 following a recent relocation to London.

There are echoes of Dogrel’s rumbustious rock ’n’ roll, and the bleaker atmospheres of A Hero’s Death, but Skinty Fia, the third in the triumvirate, is much more expansive and cinematic. Fontaines D.C. are a band in a state of constant evolution and this time the result is an album of shifting moods, startling insight, maturity, and considerable emotional wallop.

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Fontaines D.C. on TourMARCH 2022Sun-Mar-20 Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera Mon-Mar-21 Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz 3Wed-Mar-23 Milan, Italy @ Magazzini Generali [SOLD OUT]Thu-Mar-24 Zürich, Switzerland @ DynamoFri-Mar-25 Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad BonnSun-Mar-27 Prague, Czech Republic @ RoxyMon-Mar-28 Brno, Czech Republic @ FledaWed-Mar-30 Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B Thu-Mar-31 Stockholm, Sweden @ DebaserAPRIL 2022Fri-Apr-1 Oslo, Norway @ Vulkan ArenaSat-Apr-2 Denmark, Copenhagen @ VEGAMon-Apr-4 Nikmegen, Netherlands @ DoornroosjeTue-Apr-5 Maastricht, Netherlands @ MuziekgieterijWed-Apr-6 Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg [SOLD OUT]Fri-Apr-8 Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix [SOLD OUT]Sat-Apr-9 Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Den AtelierSun-Apr-10 Lille, France @ L’AéronefMon-Apr-11 Paris, France @ Olympia [SOLD OUT] Thu-Apr-21 Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club Fri-Apr-22 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts [SOLD OUT]Sat-Apr-23 Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar [SOLD OUT]Mon-Apr-25 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club Tues-Apr-26 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel [SOLD OUT]Wed-Apr-27 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel * Fri-Apr-29 Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar Sat-Apr-30 Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland Ballroom MAY 2022Mon-May-2 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre Tue-May-3 Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Thu-May-5 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s HallFri-May-6 Chicago, IL @ The Vic TheatreSat-May-7 Minneapolis, MN @ First AvenueMon-May-9 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre [venue upgrade]Tue-May-10 Salt Lake City, UT @ SoundwellThu-May-12 Portland, OR @ Revolution HallFri-May-13 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre [SOLD OUT]Sat-May-14 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDoMon-May-16 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency BallroomWed-May-18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater [SOLD OUT]Thurs-May-19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent TheaterJUNE 2022Fri-June-3 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera SoundMon-June-6 Lyon, France @ Le TransbordeurTue-June-7 Bologna, Italy @ Arena PucciniWed-June-8 Milan, Italy @ Un Altro FestivalFri-June-10 Neuchâtel, Switzerland @ Festi’ NeuchSat-June-11 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival Sun-June-12 Berlin, Germany @ Templehof SoundsMon-Jun-13 Warsaw, Poland @ ProximaWed-June-15 Athens, Greece @ Release Festival with Nick CaveFri-June-17 Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane FestivalSat-June-18 Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival Mon-June-20 Zagreb, Croatia @ InMusic FestivalWed-June-29 Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde FestivalThur-June-30 Werchter, Belgium @ Rock WerchterJULY 2022Sat-Jul-2 Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens [SOLD OUT]Sun-Jul-3 Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens [SOLD OUT]Wed-Jul-6 Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive FestivalSat-Jul-8 Lytham St. Anne’s, United Kingdom @ Lytham festivalSun-Jul-9 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ TRNSMTThur-Jul-14 Carhaix, France @ Les Vieilles CharruesFri-Jul-15 London, United Kingdom @ Finsbury Park with Sam FenderSun-Jul-17 Cologne, Germany @ Live Music HallMon-Jul-18 Munich, Germany @ Neue TheaterfabrikWed-Jul-20 Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus [SOLD OUT]Thur-Jul-21 Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan [SOLD OUT]Sun-Jul-24 Wiesbaden, Germany @ SchlachthofAUGUST 2022Thur-Aug-11 Oslo, Norway @ Oya Festival Sat-Aug-13 Helsinki, Finland @ Flow FestivalMon-Aug-15 Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget FestivalTues-Aug-16 Padova, Italy @ Parco Della MusicaFri-Aug 19 Guéret – Saint-Laurent Aerodrome, France @ Check In PartySat-Aug-20 Charleville-Mézières, France @ Le Cabaret Vert Tue-Aug-23 Stuttgart, Germany @ LonghornThur-Aug-25 Paris, France @ Rock En SeineSat-Aug-27 Reading, United Kingdom @ Reading FestivalSun-Aug-28 Leeds, United Kingdom @ Leeds FestivalSEPTEMBER 2022Mon-Sept-12 – Sun-Sept-18 Los Angeles, CA @ Primavera SoundFEBRUARY 2023Wed-Feb-1 Sydney, Australia @ RoundhouseThur-Feb-2 Brisbane, Australia @The TriffidTue-Feb-7 Melbourne, Australia @ Corner HotelWed-Feb-8 Melbourne, Australia @ The Forum

Skinty Fia tracklist:1.      In ár gCroíthe go deo2.     Big Shot3.     How Cold Love Is4.     Jackie Down The Line5.     Bloomsday6.     Roman Holiday7.     The Couple Across The Way8.     Skinty Fia9.     I Love You10.  NabokovFontaines D.C. are:Carlos O’Connell (guitar), Conor Curley (guitar), Conor Deegan III (bass guitar), Grian Chatten (vocals) and Tom Coll (drums).