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Fontaines D.C. announce new album ‘Skinty Fia’, share ‘Jackie Down The Line’

The Dublin band's third record will arrive in April

By Will Richards

The five members of Fontaines D.C. pose in a line against a red background
Fontaines D.C. (Photo: Filmawi)

Fontaines D.C. have announced details of their third album and shared its first single – listen to ‘Jackie Down The Line’ below.

The band’s follow-up to 2020’s ‘A Hero’s Death’ will be released on April 22 via Partisan, and they’re set to give ‘Jackie Down The Line’ its live debut on ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ tomorrow (January 12).

As a press release states, “‘A Hero’s Death’ documented the dislocation and disconnection the band felt as they traveled the globe on tour, on ‘Skinty Fia’ Fontaines D.C. are addressing their Irishness from afar as they recreate new lives for themselves elsewhere.”

‘Skinty Fia’ is an Irish phrase which translates as “the damnation of the deer,” and a deer appears on the album’s artwork.

Watch the video for ‘Jackie Down The Line’, which sees the band perform the song atop a bed of flowers as bloody chaos swirls around them, below.

‘Skinty Fia’ is set to feature new song ‘I Love You’, which the band debuted at a London show at the end of 2021.

See the full tracklist and artwork for the new album below.

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

Speaking about the new album last year, bassist Conor Deegan told NME: “We all thought the songs were quite poppy. We thought we’d got this sound that was finally the sound that we wanted to get across the songs, which we thought was quite poppy.

“We showed them to our manager, and he said, ‘Lads, this is the darkest shit you’ve ever written!’ And we were like, ‘What? What are you talking about? This bass melody is catchy, this vocal melody is catchy’. He was just like, ‘No, this is extremely dark’. So there you go!”