- 07 Jan 22
The Irish band have shared a link to an upcoming video premiere across their social media platforms.
Fontaines D.C. look set to make their highly anticipated return next week – with the release of a mysterious upcoming video.
Set to premiere on Tuesday, January 11, at 6pm, all that's currently known about the video is the title card – and a new matching profile image on Instagram – which reads 'Skinty Fia'.
'Skinty' also happens to be the name of Fontaines D.C.'s drummer Tom Coll's newly launched label, Skinty Records, through which he released a compilation of traditional Irish music, Goitse A Thaisce, last year. Interestingly, the logo for Skinty Records features a deer – or a 'fia' in Irish.
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Back in October, the band played an as-yet-unreleased song in front of a 10,000-strong audience at Alexandra Palace in London, capping off their lauded UK Tour. Footage from the gig was uploaded to YouTube under the title 'I Love You' by the Fontaines D.C. fan group, What's Really Going On.
In a 2021 interview with NME, Fontaines D.C.'s bassist Conor Deegan said the next album will contain "quite poppy" songs – though he went on to acknowledge that their manager considers it to be "the darkest shit" they've ever written.
Watch the video premiere on Tuesday through the link below:
Fontaines D.C. released their second studio album, A Hero's Death, in July 2020, via Partisan Records. The LP picked up a nomination at the 2021 Grammy Awards, as well as nominations at the Ivor Novello Awards, the Brit Awards and the Choice Music Prize. In 2021, they also released Live at Kilmainham Gaol.