Fontaines D.C. have released their new album Skinty Fia, what they have suggested is the final part of an album trilogy, following on 2019’s Dogrel and 2020’s A Hero’s Death, both of which we reviewed on the podcast.
Since then the band have been anointed NME’s Best Band In The World, have been nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album, a Brit for Best International Group and an Ivor Novello for Best Album.
Skinty Fia truly marks a band apart from the jangly garage rock of Liberty Belle, they have full extracted themselves from their musical origins and in the process have become one of the biggest rock bands around, garnering praise and rave reviews.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Chatten said Skinty Fia was “largely informed and influenced by Irishness existing in England and mutating and becoming a new kind of culture in general.”
Niall and Andrea give their thoughts the album, and talk about the Irishness and culture reflected in Skinty Fia, how Grian Chatten sees Dublin now, the album’s sound which largely casts a dour dirgey atmosphere and what we want from a band like Fontaines D.C.
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