Fontaines D.C. begin our coverage from Day 2 of TRNSMT Festival 2022.
Fontaines D.C. were at Glasgow Green yesterday as their busy summer supporting this year’s third studio album Skinty Fia continues.
The band will play Finsbury Park in London on July 15th on a bill headlined by Sam Fender, and are also due to play the Latitude and Fuji Rock festivals before the end of July.
“Places and people are constant lyrical themes: opener In ár gCroíthe go deo, or In Our Hearts Forever, with its cloistered harmonies and slow building reveal, tells the story of a woman’s battle with the Church Of England to have her headstone inscription in Irish,” our Skinty Fia review reads.
“The reverb-doused Roman Holiday is about Chatten’s experiences in the capital and Britishness seen as a casual adversary – ‘I don’t wanna see the Queen’, he croons, ‘I already sing her song’, a reference to the concession of speaking somebody else’s tongue.”
“Being the diaspora can also change your relationship with the soil on which you were born. I Love You – sounding not indistinct from peak-era Smiths – references the self-interested parties of Ireland’s political duopoly Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, before dousing them with the bitter conviction that, ‘This island’s run by sharks with children’s bones stuck in their jaws’.”