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The Murder Capital unleash debut single, ‘Feeling Fades’

They’ve taken Ireland by storm with their live shows and now Dublin’s The Murder Capital have finally released their debut single, ‘Feeling Fades’.

The Murder Capital @ Cyprus Avenue
The Murder Capital are quickly gaining a reputation as Ireland’s best band. Photo by Jina Estrada.

The Murder Capital have gained a reputation as one of Ireland’s most exciting new artists. With only live shows to go by, the post-punk outfit have caused a stir via word of mouth.

The band gave a taster of what to expect from live shows when they took part in the SOMA x O’Hara’s Session last May, performing the emphatic ‘More is Less’. Throughout 2018, demand grew for their first release but to no avail.

As they get set to take on the UK later this month, the band finally dropped their debut single, ‘Feeling Fades’. The Murder Capital make a bold statement with their first release.

Feeling Fades’ builds and builds from the moment frontman James McGovern’s, domineering voice booms into the microphone. Piercing hooks and a rolling beat only adds to the brewing tension within the song.

‘Feeling Fades’, the debut single by The Murder Capital.
‘Feeling Fades’, the debut single by The Murder Capital, released via Human Season Records, out now.

A sense of pending doom, the track is always tinkering on the edge of free-for-all-chaos.

McGovern’s poetic lyrics drive home the message as the song continues to race to its climax. “An hour lapsed around you and me and it kept us all together…” repeats before dipping to a lull and then finally that chaos that’s been building explodes with an emphatic instrumental to draw the song to a thrilling close.

They’re a band we can’t wait to see more from and are JACKS tip to for ones to watch in 2019. The Murder Capital took Cyprus Avenue by storm back in November and are about to embark on a tour across the UK later this month and into February, where they’ll surely do the same.

James McGovern of The Murder Capital.
James McGovern of The Murder Capital live at Cyprus Avenue, Cork. Photo by Jina Estrada.

They’ve already supported Slaves and will be doing the same for Idles on their spring tour. You can also catch them in Liverpool’s EBGBS on January 31st.

Released via Human Season Records, check out the debut single ‘Feeling Fades’ by The Murder Capital, below.

For those in the UK, see where you can catch them on their January/February tour:

31 – Liverpool – EBGB’s

01 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
02 – London – The Shacklewell Arms
03 – Brighton – The Prince Albert
05 – Birmingham – The Sunflower Lounge
06 – Newcastle – Think Tank? Underground
07 – Glasgow – The Poetry Club
08 – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s

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