Meet the Dublin lo-fi punkers making a proper din.
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You need to get on board The Murder Capital right now. Believe the hype, they’re about to be everywhere.
Hailing from four separate corners of Ireland and now calling Dublin home, James, Damien, Cathal, Gabriel and Diarmuid aka The Murder Capital have enjoyed a sharp rise so far. In a little over a year playing music together, the band sold out the 400-capacity Workman’s Club venue in their home city at the end of 2018, and have played shows with the likes of Slaves, Shame and fellow Irish rockers Fontaines D.C.
What’s even more impressive is that the noise-makers managed to do all this before releasing any official singles. Following the mantra of less is more, the band finally released their debut track in January, online and on a super limited run of 7-inch singles, which we reckon could one day well be a collector’s item.
Feeling Fades is a 4:11 slice of high energy snarling punk rock. Knowing that this would be the first thing the wider world heard from the band, you can tell that The Murder Capital have really put a lot of effort into making this a fine first impression. The acapella intro from lead vocalist James hooks you immediately and the track doesn’t let you go.
The band have put a lot of thought into the dynamics of Feeling Fades. Instruments duck in and out of the track making sure the listener is constantly engaged at all times.
The five-piece have drawn comparisons with Joy Division and whilst it would appear that the Manchester new wave band are an influence, you imagine if you went through the record collections of The Murder Capital you’d also find LPs from US hardcore heavyweights such as Gorilla Biscuits, Minor Threat and Black Flag.
The band made their reputation in playing in grassroots venues across Ireland and that’s where they’re most comfortable… performing and getting up close and personal with their burgeoning fan base.
The Murder Capital head out on a UK headline tour this spring before returning to these shores to play Citadel Festival this summer.
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More Is Less
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