20 January 2023
Band: THE MURDER CAPITAL
Who: Irish, Dublin-based post-punk team
James McGovern (frontman/lyricist) said to NME: “We’ve only got one record,
so there’s a lot left to write about. I feel like the sky’s the limit, really. When I strip
it all away though, my writing is just an endeavour to empathise, whether that’s
with myself or with others. To me, being vulnerable is at the forefront of what I do,
to allow other people to actually relate to or project upon whatever it is I’m expressing.
Love is a face at the party that you can’t really ignore.”
NME: The Dublin band soar with an uncompromising second album loaded with heart and ideas. The Murder Capital may have arrived with a shout and a fist but they’re soaring now with nuance, ideas, a whole lot of heart and the first great guitar album of 2023. Anger is an energy, but love is strength. Score: 4/5.
TUTV: Piercing, deep-cutting emotions drenched in a capricious post-punk bath,
with hope and a future emerging in the end. Their star will rise way up with this
Singles/clips: Ethel / ReturnMy Head / Only Good Things
– ETHEL –
– RETURN MY HEAD –
– ONLY GOOD THINGS –