Watch Fountains DC Recreate ’70s Heist Movie in ‘Roman Holiday’ Video


Fontaines DC have shared a new video for their track ‘Roman Holiday’, in which they recreate a heist film from the 70s – scroll down to watch it now.

The track is taken from the band’s latest album “Skinty Fia”, which was released in April and topped the charts in the UK and Ireland.

In the video, which was directed by Sam Taylor, Fontaines takes on new nicknames, including frontman Grian Chatten’s Marty “Stir” Crazy and guitarist Conor Curley’s David Leatherman. Together, the group takes a blindfolded and tied up teddy bear named Andy – aka Randy – hostage in the trunk of a car, demanding “500,000 unmarked euros” for his return.

The visuals are “the result of trying to challenge the monarchy and looking too much The Rockford FilesTaylor commented. Watch the video below now.

Last month, Fontaines met the family of the late Margaret Keane, who inspired their song “In ár gCroíthe go deo”. Keane was a former dinner lady who lived in Coventry for most of her life and planned to have the Irish epitaph “In ár gCroíthe go deo” – which translates to “in our hearts forever” – engraved on his tombstone. However, a Church of England court ruled that the Gaelic phrase could be interpreted as “political” or “provocative” if displayed without an English translation.

“The story really hit home,” said Grian Chatten of Fontaines DC. NME after reading about Keane. “I just found that very revealing; he unraveled this cynical mistrust in Britain’s perception of Ireland. It was like, ‘Ah, but you never really trusted us, did you?!’ »

In a five star review of “Skinty Fia”, NME said, “No matter how tormented this album is, you can feel ‘Skinty Fia”s wounded heart beating throughout. The fight for a better Ireland deserves songs that reflect the depth of the crisis, and in its endlessly captivating glory, ‘Skinty Fia’ triumphantly delivers on the task. »


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