An Intimate Performance with Fontaines D.C. Live at WNXP

Following the success of 2020’s A Hero’s Death, it seemed Fontaines D.C. was leading the post-punk revival alongside bands like Yard Act and IDLES, but their latest effort Skinty Fia proves the Irish quintet has much more to offer than distorted guitars and agitated vocals. Thematically, Fontaines D.C. continues to address issues like bigotry and political unrest, but this time the music matches the vulnerability and mood of the lyrics, showcasing a softer side of the band.

Watch Fontaines D.C. members Grian Chatten and Conor Curley perform “The Couple Across The Way” and “Roman Holiday” from Skinty Fia as well as an emotional cover of Sinead O’Connor’s “Black Boys on Mopeds” live at WNXP’s Sonic Cathedral.