- 07 Jun 22
A teddy bear is taken hostage in the '70s heist inspired 'Roman Holiday' music video.
A new video for Fontaines D.C. track 'Roman Holiday' has been released along with the news of added US tour dates. The '70s home-video heist vibe was "the result of attempting to challenge the monarchy and watching too much of The Rockford Files” says director Sam Taylor.
The single was taken from Skinty Fia, the band's victorious April release which debuted atop the charts in the UK and Ireland. They have been steadily on the rise since their 2019 debut album - Dogrel - peaked at No.4, and 2020's A Hero's Death reached No.2.
Upon the track's original release, frontman Grian Chatten divulged: “‘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.”
The Dublin-natives will continue their tour of Europe through August. They'll then be kicking off their US leg in September.
Watch the new video for 'Roman Holiday' below, plus revist our recent cover story interview with Fontaines D.C. here.