ALBUM REVIEW: Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Partisan Records

Released: 22.04.22







Fontaines D.C.’s affection for their homeland prevails throughout their latest offering; even the title is an Irish colloquialism. During the album, the group explore various shades of darkness and light, commencing with the ethereal In ár gCroíthe go deo.

Chatten’s poetic lyricism captivates the listener throughout, particularly during How Cold Is Love and I Love You. The group’s literary influences shine through. One track is even named after influential Russian author Vladimir Nabokov. Furthermore, Jackie Down The Line is one of the highlights mid-album.

Skinty Fia finds the band displaced from their native Ireland and relocated to London. The release showcases the evolution of the Dubliners’ sound and a broadening of their musical horizons.


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