Fontaines D.C. announce third album, share “Jackie Down the Line”

The lead single from Skinty Fia comes with a video and newly announced tour dates.

January 11, 2022
Fontaines D.C. announce third album, share “Jackie Down the Line” Photo by Filmawi.  

Fontaines D.C. have announced a new album, Skinty Fia, out April 22 via Partisan Records. They've also dropped its lead single, "Jackie Down the Line," which comes with a video directed by Hugh Mulhern, and added new U.S. dates to their spring 2022 tour schedule.


Skinty Fia is Fontaines D.C.'s third LP and marks the third time the Dublin post-punk quintet have entered the studio with acclaimed producer Dan Carey, after their 2019 debut, Dogrel, and its 2020 follow-up, A Hero's Death. Its titular phrase translates from the old Irish to "the damnation of the deer," and a deer appears front and center in its cover art (below), bathed in an unnatural orange glow that symbolizes the alienation they've felt as they continue broaden their horizons outside their home country, according to a press release.

Fontaines D.C. announce third album, share “Jackie Down the Line”

"Jackie Down the Line" finds Grian Chatten's cool tenor staring down a grim instrumental, warning a potential friend or lover of his tendency to disappoint: "I will wear you down in time / I will hurt you, I'll desert you / I am Jackie down the line." In the track's visual accompaniment, the band plays on a stage covered in roses near a group of entangled dancers while a stone-faced man in a conehead cap lurks in the background. Watch the video, and view Fontaines D.C.'s newly announced tour dates, below.

Fontaines D.C. spring 2022 U.S. tour

4/21- Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club
4/22 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
4/23 - Asbury Park, NJ - Wonder Bar
4/25 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
4/26 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
4/29 - Columbus, OH - The A&R Music Bar
4/30 - Cleveland, OH - The Beachland Ballroom
5/2 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
5/3 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix
5/5 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
5/6 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
5/7 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
5/9 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
5/10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Soundwell
5/12 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
5/13 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
5/14 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
5/16 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
5/18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater

Fontaines D.C. announce third album, share “Jackie Down the Line”