Their third album arrives on Friday
Adam England
17:04 19th April 2022

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Fontaines D.C. have shared a fourth single from upcoming album Skinty Fia, dropping 'Roman Holiday' this afternoon.

The Dublin post-punks’ hotly-anticipated third album arrives on Friday, but in the meantime we’ve been treated to another taster. 'Roman Holiday' is the fourth single from the album to be released so far, after 'Jackie Down The Line', 'I Love You' and 'Skinty Fia', and is premiering on Zane Lowe’s Apple Radio show tonight. 

On 'Roman Holiday', frontman Grian Chatten looks back on his experiences as an Irish person moving to London. He said: “Roman Holiday makes me think of the wide streets of north London in the summer and the urge to discover them at night time. The thrill of being a gang of Irish people in London with a bit of a secret language and my first flat with my girlfriend.”

Skinty Fia follows on from the quintet’s 2019 debut Dogrel and their 2020 follow-up A Hero’s Death, the latter receiving nominations for Best Rock Album and Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammy and Brit Awards respectively. 

Fontaines D.C. are touring the UK and Ireland this winter, and have added a third date at London Eventim Apollo:


07 - Hull, Bonus Arena
08 - Leeds, O2 Academy
09 - Leeds, O2 Academy
11 - Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
12 - Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
15 - Stockton, Globe
17 - Glasgow, O2 Academy
18 - Glasgow, O2 Academy
19 - Swansea, Swansea Arena
21 - Birmingham, O2 Academy
24 - London, Eventim Apollo
25 - London, Eventim Apollo
26 - London, Eventim Apollo
28 - Edinburgh, O2 Academy
30 - Dublin, Vicar Street



01 - Dublin, Vicar Street
02 - Dublin, Vicar Street
03 - Galway, Leisureland
05 - Limerick, Live At The Big Top
06 - Derry, Millennium Forum
07 - Belfast, Ulster Hall
08 - Belfast, Ulster Hall

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 

Skinty Fia arrives 22 April via Partisan Records.

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