The Murder Capital, alongside Fontaines D.C. and Just Mustard, are one of a raft of exciting new bands emerging out of Ireland right now. The group have done things the old fashioned way, keeping releases to a minimum and touring relentlessly, including a recent jaunt with righteous punks Idles.
The Murder Capital’s energy is more palpable as the members embody the twists and turns of their songs that are indebted to 1980s new wave, punk rock, garage and shoegaze. The post-punk outfit share new song “Green & Blue.,”
If somebody mentions a young post-punk band that has only released a couple of singles, you probably imagine a poignant but still-to-mature sound. Listen to Fontaines D.C., and your paternalistic smile will turn into jaw dropping amazement; everything sounds clear, robust and determined like a melodious storm. There is just the right space between the instruments and it is obvious that Grian Chatten was educated at the University of Mark E. Smith for vocalists-narrators. And on top of all of this, apparently they are explosive live and have earned the support of the respected BBC DJ Steve Lamacq.
Fontaines D.C. have announced their highly-anticipated debut album, Dogrel, which is slated for release on April 12, 2019 via Partisan Records. Alongside the announcement of their new album, the band have also shared a new video (directed by Molly Keane) for the album opener, ‘Big’.