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.,”
Just Mustard, a five-piece band from Dundalk, Ireland, quietly released their debut album Wednesday in 2018. It’s a shame more wasn’t made about the group’s intense and rich shoegaze-meets-noise sound but they’re already back with new material in the shape of “Frank,” a tense and atmospheric taste of darkness that offers the perfect introduction into the band’s work.
Shoegaze isn’t dead, it just lives in Louth. That’s a conclusion to be drawn from listening to Just Mustard, a Dundalk five-piece who released their debut album Wednesday earlier this year.
The eight tracks on the release suggests they are A-plus students of the genre and have soaked up a lot more beyond those borders. Just Mustard take the ethereal blueprint of bands like Warpaint and torch the edges, creating the nightmarish flip-side to indie’s dreamier prospects. Their debut album ‘Wednesday’ is a two-toned masterpiece, flipping from hypnotic, smoky vocals to screeching industrial noise on the fly.