Fontaines D.C. share new music video for album cut, ‘The Couple Across The Way’

The song features on their recent third album, ‘Skinty Fia’, released via Partisan records.
Photo credit: James Kelly

Fontaines D.C. have shared a new music video for ‘The Couple Across The Way’, a track from their recent LP, ‘Skinty Fia’.

The accordion-led, relatively-quiet moment on the record has been translated into a slow and observational visual in which Fontaines D.C. frontman and singer Grian Chatten watches the people living out their lives around him.

Talking on the new video, Chatten says, “I was living in a tiny little flat in North London with my girlfriend and there was this Hitchcock-esque view of an elderly couple across from us. They had these blazing arguments that sent pigeons flying around, and after each one the man in the couple would come out onto this little balcony he had and just breathe for about 10 minutes.”

“I couldn’t help but imagine it as a reflection of myself and my girlfriend in years to come, and ourselves as a reflection of a younger, happier version of them,” he admits.

Watch the music video for ‘The Couple Across The Way’ below:

Fontaines D.C. have been touring ‘Skinty Fia’ – which Dork said is, “their best album yet,” in a five-star review – across the globe this summer, including substantial sets at festivals like Latitude and Reading, where they brought a sixteen-year-old fan onstage for guitar duties.

The band continue to tour the UK & Ireland later this year, with the full dates as follows:


7 Hull, Bonus Arena
8 Leeds, 02 Academy [SOLD OUT]
9 Leeds, 02 Academy
11 Manchester, 02 Victoria Warehouse [SOLD OUT]
12 Manchester, 02 Victoria Warehouse [SOLD OUT]
13 Manchester, 02 Victoria Warehouse
15 Stockton, Globe
17 Glasgow, 02 Academy
18 Glasgow, 02 Academy
19 Swansea, Swansea Arena
21 Birmingham, 02 Academy [SOLD OUT]
22 Nottingham, Rock City [SOLD OUT]
24 London, Eventim Apollo
25 London, Eventim Apollo
26 London, Eventim Apollo
28 Edinburgh, 02 Academy
30 Dublin, Vicar Street [SOLD OUT]


1 Dublin, Vicar Street [SOLD OUT]
2 Dublin, Vicar Street [SOLD OUT]
3 Galway, Leisureland [SOLD OUT]
5 Limerick, Live At The Big Top [SOLD OUT]
6 Derry, Millennium Forum
7 Belfast, Ulster Hall
8 Belfast, Ulster Hall

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