Album release: 16th August 2019
Label: Human Season Records.
More info: The Murder Capital website
“The Murder Capital are one of those most oddly entertaining prospects – a punk band that can truly instill can’t-look-away levels of captivation.”
“Cacophonous noise and stage theatrics that could make them stars very, very soon.”
DIY on Eurosonic
Today, The Murder Capital announce their much-anticipated debut album, "When I Have Fears", for an August 16th release on Human Season Records.
The album will be available on gatefold colour LP, black LP, as part of a limited bundle (gatefold colour LP, t-shirt, pin & journal), CD and as a digital download.
You can pre-order HERE
Produced by Flood (PJ Harvey, New Order, Foals) the album features both singles from the band so far, "Feeling Fades" and "Green & Blue", as well as the first studio recording of breakthrough track "More Is Less".
An exercise in both darkness and light, “When I Have Fears” only serves to highlight the early ambition in the band's sound. From the post-rock build and breakdowns of the two-part "Slowdance", to the tender, bruised confessional of "On Twisted Ground" and industrial pulse of closer "Love, Love, Love", there's a consistent intensity throughout that marks out The Murder Capital as a band arriving fully formed on their debut album.
Following sell-out shows on their April tour, the group have also announced a new string of UK & European headline dates for October and November 2019 - see below.
Tickets for this tour now on sale.
You can catch the band live on the following dates:
21st June - Body & Soul - Clonmellon, IE
29th June - Rock Werchter - Werchter, BE
30th June - Metropolis Festival - Rotterdam, NL
13th July - Heartbreakers - Southampton, UK
14th July - Citadel Festival - London, UK
15th July - The Portland Arms - Cambridge, UK
16th July - The Boiler Room - Guildford, UK
18th July - Valkhof Festival - Nijmegen, NL
19th July - Latitude Festival - Beccles, UK
20th July - The Independent - Sunderland, UK
21st July - Doune The Rabbit Hole - Port of Meredith, UK
23rd July - The Crescent - York, UK
24th July - The Cookie - Leicester, UK
25th July - The Arts Club - Liverpool, UK
16th August – The Button Factory – Dublin, IRE
7th October – The Exchange – Bristol, UK
8th October – Bodega Social Club – Nottingham, UK
10th October – Dome, Tuffnell Park – London, UK
11th October – The Haunt – Brighton, UK
12th October – Castle & Falcon – Birmingham, UK
14th October – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
15th October – The Mash House – Edinburgh, UK
16th October – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow, UK
18th October – YES (The Pink Room) – Manchester, UK
26th October – V11 – Rotterdam, NL
28th October – Le Grand Mix – Tourcoing, FR
29th October – Portobello – Caen, FR
31st October – Le Rocher de Palmer – Bordeaux, FR
1st November – La Rex – Toulouse, FR
2nd November – La Paloma – Nimes, FR
4th November – Joker’s Pub – Angers, FR
6th November – Nouveau Casino – Paris, FR
8th November – L’Autre Canal – Nancy, FR
9th November – La Poudriere – Belfort, FR
12th November – Molotow Musikclub – Hamburg, DE
13th November – Music und Frieden – Berlin, DE
14th November – Artheater – Cologne, DE
Further information on The Murder Capital
The 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 and fellow countrymen Fontaines DC and seen the likes of the NME, Loud & Quiet, Dork and DIY back them already – with The Irish Times calling them out as Ireland’s best new rock band.
With debut single “Feeling Fades” the band fulfilled their early promise – delivering a 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 "GREEN & BLUE"
STREAM “FEELING FADES”
WATCH “MORE IS LESS” (LIVE SESSION)
HI-RES PHOTO (CREDIT: GAVIN OVOCA) HERE
The Murder Capital
When I Have Fears
Out August 16th on Human Season Records
1. For Everything
2. More Is Less
3. Green & Blue
4. Slowdance I
5. Slowdance II
6. On Twisted Ground
7. Feeling Fades
8. Don't Cling To Life
9. How The Streets Adore Me Now
10. Love, Love, Love
Press quotes so far:
“The Murder Capital are as unstinting, honest and vicious as you’d expect the next great punk band torn from the streets of Dublin to be. They see the bar, clear it, and raise it dauntingly high.”
Discovery, The Line Of Best Fit
“The Murder Capital emit a passion that will turn heads, but importantly they are a voice with something to shout about, and that could truly cement them as something to cherish.”
“If you’re into your post-punk brutal and bolshy, The Murder Capital have got you sorted. The Murder Capital as one of those most oddly entertaining prospects – a punk band that can truly instil can’t-look-away levels of captivation.”
NME Hot 100 For 2019
“Caustic punk with widescreen ambition; music that sounds and feels like where it came from.”
Loud & Quiet
“As with any new band, the question always comes down to whether they can be just as sharp and thrilling when it comes to studio recordings, and today The Murder Capital give us the definitive and unforgiving affirmative on their debut single”
Track Of The Day, The 405
“A group whose live shows and sessions have (rightly) been garnering much attention… the soundtrack to your Friday night.”
“Ireland’s best new band?”
The Irish Times
“Surging like waves and creating the same nervous, edge-of-your-seat atmosphere that their live shows have been so well spoken of for… beautiful chaos.”
NEU Pick Of The Day, DIY
“A brooding beat and a menacing bassline, The Murder Capital have delivered the goods.”
“Not just a band primed to rip your head off, but to make you throw shapes.”
Dork Hype 2019
“Furious, bellowing Irish punks who would beat you in a staring contest.”
DIY Class Of 2019
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