Ahead of the release of their debut album this Friday, Dublin’s The Murder Capital have shared a new recording entitled ‘More Is Less’, the live version of which went viral and forged the band’s breakthrough last year.
The release follows the recent live session for Steve Lamacq on 6 Music, where they have been B-listed for latest release “Don’t Cling To Life”, that you can listen to again HERE
The band have also recently released the first in a series of four live videos, starting with ‘Green & Blue’, which you can watch HERE
The Murder Capital have seen previous single releases – “Feeling Fades” and the 12″ of the aforementioned “Green & Blue” – top the vinyl charts already this year, and last month announced a series of strictly limited in-stores and intimate performances for later this week:
Thursday 15th Aug – CORK Music Zone – (evening show) performance + signing
Friday 16th August – DUBLIN Tower Records – (afternoon show) performance + signing
Saturday 17th August – KILKENNY Rollercoaster Records (afternoon show) performance + signing
Saturday 17th August – LIMERICK Steamboat Records (evening show) – performance + signing
Produced by Flood (PJ Harvey, New Order, Foals) the album features all four singles from the band so far, “Feeling Fades”, “Green & Blue” & “Don’t Cling To Life” and ‘More Is Less’
An exercise in both darkness and light, “When I Have Fears” only serves to highlight the early ambition in the band’s sound. From the post-rock build and breakdowns of the two-part “Slowdance”, to the tender, bruised confessional of “On Twisted Ground” and industrial pulse of closer “Love, Love, Love”, there’s a consistent intensity throughout that marks out The Murder Capital as a band arriving fully formed on their debut album.
As well as festival dates across the summer, the band will head out on two headline tours – once in July and again in October / November.
You can catch the band live on the following dates:
16th August – The Button Factory – Dublin, IRE – SOLD OUT 23rd August – Cabaret Vert – Charleville Mezieres, FR 25th August – Rock En Seine – Paris, FR 30th August – Into The Great Wide Open – Vlieland, NL 1st September – End of the Road – Salisbury, UK 7th September – Misty Fields Festival – Asten-Heusden, NL 26th September – Death Disco – Athens, GR 7th October – The Exchange – Bristol, UK 8th October – Bodega Social Club – Nottingham, UK 10th October – Dome, Tuffnell Park – London, UK 11th October – The Haunt – Brighton, UK 12th October – Castle & Falcon – Birmingham, UK 14th October – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK 15th October – The Mash House – Edinburgh, UK 16th October – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow, UK 18th October – YES (The Pink Room) – Manchester, UK 19th October – Ritual Union – Oxford, UK 20th October – Swn Fest – Cardiff, UK 25th October – London Calling – Amsterdam, Netherlands 26th October – V11 – Rotterdam, NL 28th October – Le Grand Mix – Tourcoing, FR 29th October – Portobello – Caen, FR 31st October – Le Rocher de Palmer – Bordeaux, FR 1st November – La Rex – Toulouse, FR 2nd November – La Paloma – Nimes, FR 4th November – Joker’s Pub – Angers, FR 6th November – Nouveau Casino – Paris, FR 8th November – L’Autre Canal – Nancy, FR 9th November – La Poudriere – Belfort, FR 10th November – Sonic City – Kortrijk, Belgium 12th November – Molotow Musikclub – Hamburg, DE 13th November – Music und Frieden – Berlin, DE 14th November – Artheater – Cologne, DE