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Fontaines D.C. announce third album Skinty Fia & new song ‘Jackie Down The Line’

Fontaines D.C. announce third album Skinty Fia & new song ‘Jackie Down The Line’

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Dublin band Fontaines D.C. have released the first taste of new music from their forthcoming third album Skinty Fia, which will be released on April 22nd on Partisan Records.

Skinty Fia is Irish for damnation of the deer, and on BBC Six Music, frontman Grian Chatten says the album was inspired by Sinead O’Connor and Lankum, and is much lower in tempo than the previous records.

The Irish giant deer is an extinct species and the band’s thoughts on Irish identity are central to Skinty Fia, as the band address what’s happening in Ireland, as a band living in London looking back at the country.

‘Jackie Down The Line’ comes with a video by Irish directorHugh Mulhern and the band have also announced a load of North American 2022 dates along with a performance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, tomorrow on Wednesday January 12th.


Here’s ‘Jackie Down The Line’, which reminds me of early Manic Street Preachers, Stone Roses and Nirvana’s In Utero musically.

Not ones to wait around too long, it’ll be the followup to 2020’s A Hero’s Death and their 2019 debut Dogrel.

Skinty Fia was made once again with producer Dan Carey, and here’s the artwork ans tracklist:

Skinty Fia tracklist:

  1. In ár gCroíthe go deo
  2. Big Shot
  3. How Cold Love Is
  4. Jackie Down The Line
  5. Bloomsday
  6. Roman Holiday
  7. The Couple Across The Way
  8. Skinty Fia
  9. I Love You
  10. Nabokov

Fontaines D.C. Tour Dates

March 2022
Mar-20 – Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
Mar-21 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz 3
Mar-23 – Milan, Italy @ Magazzini Generali
Mar-24 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
Mar-25 – Munich, Germany @ Neue Theaterfabrik
Mar-27 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Roxy
Mar-28 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus
Mar-29 – Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan
Mar-31 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser

April 2022
Apr-1 – Oslo, Norway @ Vulkan Arena
Apr-2 – Denmark, Copenhagen @ VEGA
Apr-4 – Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
Apr-5 – Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall
Apr-6 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg
Apr-8 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
Apr-9 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Den Atelier
Apr-10 – Lille, France @ L’Aéronef
Apr-11 – Paris, France @ Olympia
Apr-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 2022
May-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 2022
Jun-3 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
Jun-10 – Neuchâtel, Switzerland @ Festi’neuch
Jun-11 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
Jun-12 – Berlin, Germany @ Tempelhof Feld
Jun-15 – Athens, Greece @ Release Athens Festival
Jun-17 – Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
Jun-18 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival
Jun-20 – Zagreb, Croatia @ InMusic Festival
Jun-29 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival

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

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

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

Fontaines D.C. are:

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