The five Fontaines D.C. band members first met in Dublin while attending music college at British and Irish Modern Music Institute. They bonded over a mutual love of James Joyce, Brendan Behan and W.B. Yeats.
Here, singer Grian Chatten describes a model "with a face like sin and a heart like a James Joyce novel." He told Q magazine: "I feel like the world has gone pretty bleak, a lot of values have been lost and you can sense them in the dialogue of Joyce's writing."
The Anglo-phobic cab driver in this song only smokes Carrolls - an Irish cigarette brand now only made in Dublin. They're products that don't often get out of town, illustrating the hopelessness of such people.
Fall Out Boy's "The Kids Aren't Alright" song title is not a reference to The Offspring's 1998 single of the same name. It actually alludes to The Who's 1979 rockumentary film called The Kids Are Alright.