The Murder Capital

Northern Radar & Please Please You presents
The Murder Capital
The Crescent, York
Tuesday 23rd July, 7.30pm
Tickets are £8 in advance (more on the door) and are available from Earworm Records, the venue in person or online via See Tickets.

“Cacophonous noise and stage theatrics that could make them stars very, very soon.”
DIY on Eurosonic

Following the recent announcement of their new single “Green & Blue” and after a last month that has seen them fill The Electric Ballroom at just 7pm for an opening slot to IDLES, and a series of last minute shows that have swelled through word of mouth. The Murder Capital have now announced a new string of UK headline tour dates for July including a first visit to The Crescent in York.

The Murder Capital recently delivered their second single in the form of the 6 minute epic, “Green & Blue”. A tautly wound exercise in both darkness and light, the song has become an early favourite in their lauded live sets and is paired to a striking, foreboding video directed by Ethan Barrett and Tom Gullam:

The Murder Capital ended 2018 as that rare thing: a band tipped from all corners without having released a single song. In an age where people and bands overshare by default, The Murder Capital have been doing the opposite. If you wanted to know about The Murder Capital, you had to get to a show and see for yourself. That’s if you could get in. Based on the caustic strength of one live recording of “More Is Less”, which went viral on YouTube (watch), and feverish word of mouth from those who have been lucky enough to attend these early gigs, The Murder Capital have built a formidable reputation. In just over a year, they’ve sold out shows in their hometown of Dublin (to 400 people), played with Slaves, Shame and fellow countrymen Fontaines DC and seen the likes of the NME, Loud & Quiet, Dork and DIY back them already – with The Irish Times calling them out as Ireland’s best new rock band.

With debut single “Feeling Fades” the band fulfilled their early promise – delivering a propulsive slice of post-punk recorded with Flood (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Foals). In one of their rare interviews so far, the band have stated they are driven by the genuine desire to affect cultural change, and when front-man James McGovern repeats the lyric “the now elapsed ‘round you and me, and it kept us all together” on this, their debut single, you start to believe that they’re capable of achieving just that.

“The Murder Capital are as unstinting, honest and vicious as you’d expect the next great punk band torn from the streets of Dublin to be. They see the bar, clear it, and raise it dauntingly high.”
Discovery, The Line Of Best Fit

Northern Radar & Please Please You presents
The Murder Capital
The Crescent, York
Tuesday 23rd July, 7.30pm
Tickets are £8 in advance (more on the door) and are available from Earworm Records, the venue in person or online via See Tickets.