The Murder Capital Release New Single DON'T CLING TO LIFE
Today, Dublin's The Murder Capital release their third single "Don't Cling To Life", an anthemic highlight from their upcoming debut album When I Have Fears, which will be released on August 16th on Human Season Records.An exercise in both darkness and light, When I Have Fears only serves to highlight the early ambition in the band's sound. Produced by Flood (PJ Harvey, New Order, Foals) the album features both singles from the band so far, "Feeling Fades" and "Green & Blue", which The Fader calls "an epic." 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. The album will be available on gatefold color LP, black LP, as part of a limited bundle (gatefold color LP, t-shirt, pin & journal), CD and as a digital download and can be pre-ordered here.
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With debut single "Feeling Fades" and its follow up "Green & Blue" the band fulfilled their early promise - delivering two propulsive slices 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 "Feeling Fades", you start to believe that they're capable of achieving just that.
When I Have Fears Track Listing
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, IDLES 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.
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