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Fontaines D.C. announce new album Skinty Fia for 22nd April

First single “Jackie Down The Line” out now

New track to debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday 12th January

 

Fontaines D.C. have announced their third album, Skinty Fia, to be released on 22nd April on Partisan Records. News of the album comes with the release of its first single, “Jackie Down The Line” – replete with a video directed by Hugh Mulhern and starring multidisciplinary artist, MC, dancer, and choreographer, Blackhaine. The band will give “Jackie Down The Line” its live performance debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday 12th January

 

 

Working for a third time with producer Dan CareySkinty Fia follows 2020’s brooding and vital UK #2, BRIT and GRAMMY-nominated sophomore album A Hero’s Death. The band first sprang to international attention in 2019 when their exhilarating debut album, Dogrel, became one of the most highly lauded releases of the year and won them a place on the Mercury Music Prize shortlist. With poetry infusing their music and lyrics, coupled with their joyous, intense live shows, Fontaines D.C. have rightfully earned a reputation as one of the most refreshing and exciting young bands in years; a once-in-a-generation youthquake of literate, rhapsodic brilliance. After picking up nominations at the BRITS (“Best International Group”), GRAMMYs (“Best Rock Album”), and the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards (“Best Album”), the band returned from pandemic lockdown to sell out all 10,000 tickets for their October show at London’s Alexandra Palace before wrapping up work on Skinty Fia.

 

 

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 Dogrel was 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 traveled 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.

There are echoes of Dogrel’s rumbustious rock ’n’ roll, and the bleaker atmospheres of A Hero’s Death, but Skinty Fiathe 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.

Pre-order “Skinty Fia” HERE

Fontaines D.C. on Tour:

March 2022Mar-20 – Madrid, Spain @ La RivieraMar-21 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz 3Mar-23 – Milan, Italy @ Magazzini GeneraliMar-24 – Zürich, Switzerland @ DynamoMar-25 – Munich, Germany @ Neue TheaterfabrikMar-27 – Prague, Czech Republic @ RoxyMar-28 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra KulturhausMar-29 – Hamburg, Germany @ GruenspanMar-31 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser

April 2022Apr-1 – Oslo, Norway @ Vulkan ArenaApr-2 – Denmark, Copenhagen @ VEGAApr-4 – Wiesbaden, Germany @ SchlachthofApr-5 – Cologne, Germany @ Live Music HallApr-6 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli VredenburgApr-8 – Antwerp, Belgium @ TrixApr-9 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Den AtelierApr-10 – Lille, France @ L’AéronefApr-11 – Paris, France @ OlympiaApr-21 – Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club #Apr-22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts #Apr-23 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar #Apr-25 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club #Apr-26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #Apr-29 – Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar #Apr-30 – Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland Ballroom #

May 2022May-2 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre #May-3 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix #May-5 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall #May-6 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre #May-7 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #May-9 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #May-10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell #May-12 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall#May-13 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre  #May-14 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo #May-16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom #May-18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater #

June 2022Jun-3 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera SoundJun-10 – Neuchâtel, Switzerland @ Festi’neuchJun-11 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret FestivalJun-12 – Berlin, Germany @ Tempelhof FeldJun-15 – Athens, Greece @ Release Athens FestivalJun-17 – Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane FestivalJun-18 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany @ Southside FestivalJun-20 – Zagreb, Croatia @ InMusic FestivalJun-29 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival

 

 

July 2022Jul-2 – Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh GardensJul-3 – Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh GardensJul-6 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Nos Alive FestivalJul-8 – Lytham St Annes, UK @ Lytham Festival (w/ The Strokes)Jul-9 – Glasgow, UK @ TRNSMT FestivalJul-14-17 – Carhaix, France @ Vieilles CharruesJul-15 – London, UK @ Finsbury Park (w/ Sam Fender)

August 2022Aug-12-14 – Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival  Aug-15 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget FestivalAug-19-20 – Aérodrome Guéret Saint-Laurent, France @ Check In PartyAug-20 – Charleville Mezieres, France @ Cabaret VertAug-25 – Paris, France @ Rock en SeineAug-27 – Reading, UK @ Reading FestivalAug-28 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

September 2022Sep-16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Primavera Sound

 

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.  Nabokov

 

Fontaines D.C. are:

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

 

 

 

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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i'm blessed and get to combine both. Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.

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