Screenshot 2019-01-11 at 10.45.45The Murder Capital ended 2018 as that rare thing: a band tipped from all corners without having released a single song. In an age where people and bands overshare by default, The Murder Capital have been doing the opposite. If you wanted to know about The Murder Capital, you had to get to a show and see for yourself. That’s if you could get in. Based on the caustic strength of one live recording of “More Is Less”, which went viral on YouTube (watch), and feverish word of mouth from those who have been lucky enough to attend these early gigs, The Murder Capital have built a formidable reputation. In just over a year, they’ve sold out shows in their hometown of Dublin (to 400 people), played with Slaves, Shame.
With “Feeling Fades” the band fulfill their early promise – delivering a brooding, propulsive slice of post-punk recorded with Flood (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Foals). In one of their rare interviews so far, the band have stated they are driven by the genuine desire to affect cultural change, and when front-man James McGovern repeats the lyric “the now elapsed ‘round you and me, and it kept us all together” on this, their debut single, you start to believe that they’re capable of achieving just that.

STREAM “FEELING FADES”

WATCH “MORE IS LESS” (LIVE SESSION)

The Murder Capital will tour the UK in January and February:

31st January – Liverpool – EBGB’s
1st February – Cardiff – Club Ifor Bach
2nd February – London – The Shacklewell Arms
3rd February – Brighton – The Prince Albert
5th February – Birmingham – The Sunflower Lounge
6th February – Newcastle – Think Tank? Underground
7th February – Glasgow – The Poetry Club
8th February – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s

They will also support IDLES at the band’s sold out show at The Electric Ballroom on 6th April.

www.themurdercapital.com

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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