Fontaines D.C. have shared the brand new single and title track from their forthcoming new album ‘Skinty Fia’ – listen to the track below, along with details of a new UK tour. Tickets will be available here.
According to a press release Skinty Fia is an Irish phrase which means “the damnation of the deer”, which is used to display disappointment or annoyance. The album’s cover art features a deer, which you can view below.
The song explores the idea through the lens of a relationship doomed by paranoia, alcohol and drugs.
The band have also announced a new UK and Ireland tour in the autumn kicking off at Hull Bonus Arena on November 7, with dates also lined up in Manchester, London, Glasgow and Dublin before the jaunt wraps up at Belfast Ulster Hall on November 27.
Pre-sale tickets for the shows go on sale on March 28 at 10am BST and fans can get access by purchasing the band’s new album here. A pre-sale code will be sent out at 8am on the same day.
Tickets go on general sale next Wednesday (March 30) and can be purchased here. You can view the full list of dates below.
Last week, Fontaines D.C. covered The Cure‘s ‘Just Like Heaven’ during a livestreamed St. Patrick’s Day set in Dublin.
That cover came in the same week that CHVRCHES once again performed their version of ‘Just Like Heaven’, two weeks after they first performed the song with Cure frontman Robert Smith on stage at the BandLab NME Awards 2022.
Earlier this month, the group recently bagged the award for Best Band In The World at the BandLab NME Awards 2022, beating Amyl & The Sniffers, Ben&Ben, Bring Me The Horizon, CHVRCHES, Glass Animals, HAIM, Måneskin, Nova Twins and Wolf Alice to the gong.
By clinching Best Band In The World, Fontaines D.C. won the sole award that they were nominated for at the BandLab NME Awards 2022.