- 30 Mar 22
Fontaines D.C. will release their new album, Skinty Fia, on April 22 via Partisan Records.
Fontaines D.C. have added a second and third headline show at Vicar Street to their Irish tour due to phenomenal demand.
The additional shows will take place on Thursday, 1st December and Friday, 2nd December 2022. Ahead of the release of their new album, Skinty Fia, current Hot Press cover stars Fontaines D.C. will embark on a fresh run of Ireland and UK tour dates – with their first headline show at Vicar Street, Dublin taking place on November 30. Tickets on sale now.
The post-punk band will also play Leisureland, Galway (December 3); Live At The Big Top, Limerick (5); Millennium Forum, Derry (6); and Ulster Hall, Belfast (7) - plus Iveagh Gardens this July and Electric Picnic in September.
To coincide with the news, they also released the title track from their highly anticipated album last week, along with an accompanying music video.
Skinty Fia is an Irish expression, which translates to English as “the damnation of the deer." The phrase, which is used to express disappointment or annoyance, resonated with frontman Grian Chatten, in relation to his feelings towards the “mutation” of Irish culture abroad.
The song explores the idea through the lens of a relationship doomed by paranoia, alcohol and drugs. The video, directed by Hugh Mulhern, finds Grian manoeuvring his way through a busy party crowd, in what turns out to be a disorientating, surrealist dreamscape.
In Fontaines D.C.'s cover story interview in the new issue of Hot Press, Grian reflects further on the inspiration behind the album.
"A large part of what Skinty Fia is about is the way Irishness becomes exaggerated and embellished when we’re abroad," he says. "And how whether it’s in parts of London, Boston or Vancouver, we still cling together for various reasons including the discomfort of being ‘othered’, which I’ve been feeling. It’s fertile soil for creativity."