Fontaines D.C. have debuted ‘Roman Holiday’, the last single to be released from their anticipated third album ‘Skinty Fia’.
It comes ahead of the new album’s arrival on Friday (April 22) and proves to be one of the album’s most melodic offerings, complete with soaring guitar licks and a powerful drum beat that anchors the entire track.
Speaking to Rolling Stone UK, frontman Grian Chatten recently explained how the track was able to act as a sonic gateway for the rest of the record.
“There’s more breathing space and a groove is established,” he said of ‘Skinty Fia’s sound.
“There’s no groove on the first two records in the same way and we’re not leaning into something so much on this record. There’s more of a Trojan Horse thing of creating a mood to draw the listener in, and once we’re in then our ideology and ideas come out. But it’s easy listening first, through songs like ‘Roman Holiday’.
‘Skinty Fia’ was previously previewed by the singles ‘Jackie Down The Line’ , ‘I Love You’ and the title track – which takes its name from an Irish phrase which means “the damnation of the deer”, which is used to display disappointment or annoyance.
They also recently revealed extensive tour dates for November and December.
The new tour will begin in Hull on November 7, with two London gigs taking place at Hammersmith’s Eventim Ap0llo on November 24 and 25.
You can find ticket details here.