Today, Dublin’s The Murder Capital have released their much-anticipated debut album ‘When I Have Fears’. 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.

The album is available on limited edition gatefold marbled rust LP, black LP, as part of a limited bundle (limited edition gatefold marbled rust LP, t-shirt, pin & journal), CD and as a digital download.

You can order HERE

The release also 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 to support the new album:

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

Sunday 18th Aug – DERRY
Cool Discs @ Sandinos (afternoon show) – performance + signing

Sunday 18th Aug – BELFAST
Strange Victory Records (evening show) – performance + signing

Mon 19th Aug – GLASGOW
Monorail – performance + signing

Tues 20th Aug – MANCHESTER
FOPP (afternoon show) – performance + signing

Wed 21st Aug – LEEDS
Crash (afternoon) – signing

Thurs 22nd Aug – LONDON
Rough Trade East (afternoon show) – performance + signing

Thurs 22nd Aug – BRIGHTON
Resident Music (evening) – performance + signing

You can see a map of all of the in-store locations HERE

As well as festival dates across the summer, the band will also head out on two headline tours – once in July and again in October / November.

Full dates below with tickets available from: www.themurdercapital.com

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
6th October – The Crescent – York
7th October – The Exchange – Bristol, UK – SOLD OUT
8th October – Bodega Social Club – Nottingham, UK
10th October – Dome, Tuffnell Park – London, UK – SOLD OUT
11th October – Concorde 2 – 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 – SOLD OUT

19th October – Ritual Union – Oxford, UK
20th October – Swn Fest – Cardiff, UK
25th October – London Calling – Paradiso – 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 – Musik und Frieden – Berlin, DE
14th November – Artheater – Cologne, DE
November 16th – Lausanne, Switzerland – Le Romandie
November 17th – Bern, Switzerland – ISC Club 

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