New striking strokes
28 July 2022
Band: THE MURDER CAPITAL
Who: Irish post-punk squad from Dublin, Ireland
FFO: Black Midi, Fontaines D.C., Black Country New Road, Crows
It’s already 3 years since the Irishmen made a profound
impression with their debut LP When I Have Fears.
The good thing is they’re back now with a new single (new albums not confirmed yet).
James McGovern (frontman): “This track for us has been an exciting evolution for the band. It’s so bright. It’s so colorful. This is a part of the narrative of the overall record that we feel reaches a real place of inner calm, inner peace but at its core, it’s a love song. You get a song like this where, the protagonist in this song is quite simply asking – not pleading – just willing to ask their counterpart to rid them of their intrusive thoughts, the devils on their shoulders and to be truly vulnerable. We’re so excited to go to a place like this because perhaps it’s not what is expected of us. It stood out to me during the creation of this record that it is more about the friends that are still here and celebrating those connections, those relationships and being unafraid of life and it’s many seasons. Where ‘Only Good Things’ stands within the record is
at a moment where the sonic and the lyrical narrative especially, are of newfound joy.”
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