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.
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
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