If they haven’t already, Dublin maestros Fontaines D.C. are in the process of taking over the world. Latest single ‘Jackie Down The Line’ is the initial release from upcoming third album Skinty Fia, a record the group have daringly, or is it jokingly, described as being disco. With this new song, their sound moves on at the same time as dialling back a few decades, flirting with a slow, bleak baggy groove and energetically dour Irish twanged lyrics about the heartache and trauma an unfortunate “Sally” has in store at the hands of a “Jackie” (‘Jackeen’ being a shitty term for a Dubliner) some undefined moment later on in their doomed, messy dalliance. Potentially the most classic sounding track Fontaines have put out there yet.
Skinty Fia is out on 22nd April 2022. You can pre-order the album in it’s many dazzling formats by clicking here. Check out the brand new video for ‘Jackie Down The Line’ below: