- 13 Dec 22
It’s that time of the year again! Christmas is the season for thinking of others, whether they’re at home or abroad. With that in mind, feast your eyes on Hot Press’ curated list of presents for friends, family and everyone in between, compiled with Irish-owned businesses in mind.
Fontaines D.C. Skinty Fia t-shirt
2020’s A Hero’s Death saw Dubliners Fontaines D.C. land a #2 album in the UK, receive nominations at the GRAMMYs, BRITs and Ivor Novello Awards, and sell out London’s Alexandra Palace.
The band returned with their third record this year, Skinty Fia, which claimed the No.1 spot on the UK and Irish charts. Meaning “the damnation of the deer” in rough translation, the album is part bittersweet romance, part darkly political triumph. The songs ultimately form a long-distance love letter that laments an increasingly privatised culture. Grab the post-punk band’s coveted merch following their three-date run at Vicar Street.
Read the full Hot Press Gift Guide in the current issue – out now: