This week's hottest brand new act is Dublin's The Murder Capital...
KEY TRACK: Feeling Fades
LABEL: Human Season Records
MANAGEMENT: Q Prime
WHO: Five disgruntled Dubliners making a captivating new noise.
WHAT: Punk with plenty of muscle and heart. Produced by Flood (U2, PJ Harvey, Foals) debut single Feeling Fades is a fierce statement of intent.
WHERE: The band formed at college in Dublin, where they’ve forged a rep for furious local gigging.
THAT’S QUITE A NAME…
Frontman James McGovern named the band after the death of a close friend, and recently told Loud & Quiet: “We wanted to reflect the neglect held towards mental health care in Ireland.”
SO THERE’S A MESSAGE HERE…
Very much so. The Murder Capital are painting a picture of life as young men in Ireland. In that same Loud & Quiet interview, the singer explained: “We want to allow our generation to express themselves again and to regain the community that’s being lost.”
The Murder Capital kick off a UK tour on January 31 in Liverpool. It wraps up in Edinburgh on February 8. Don’t miss them.