Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia – Limited Edition, Transparent Red Vinyl, LP, Partisan Records, 2022
Pressed on limited edition red colored vinyl, housed in a single sleeve jacket and printed inner sleeve.
2020’s A Hero’s Death saw Fontaines D.C. land a #2 album in the UK, receive nominations at the GRAMMYs, BRITs and Ivor Novello Awards, and sell out London’s iconic Alexandra Palace. Now the band return with their third record in as many years: Skinty Fia. Used colloquially as an expletive, the title roughly translates from the Irish language into English as ‘the damnation of the deer’; the spelling crassly anglicized, and it’s meaning diluted through generations. Part bittersweet romance, part darkly political triumph – the songs ultimately form a long-distance love letter, one that laments an increasingly privatized culture in danger of going the way of the extinct Irish giant deer.