The Murder Capital are a Dublin-based band who have been generating hype for a little while through their emphatic live performances. As with any new band, the question always comes down to whether they can be just as sharp and thrilling when it comes to studio recordings, and today The Murder Capital give us the definitive and unforgiving affirmative in their debut single 'Feeling Fades'.

On the track The Murder Capital set out on an intrepid post-punk jaunt, smeared with shit and wreaking of booze, feeling utterly numb as they walk through "the tearing streets," hearing "the creeping sounds of children." The band scythes aerodynamically through tense minutes of fraught rock, James McGovern continuing his stream of urban imagery in a blur of grey. The result is akin to the fluidity and poetry of Ought, but with a much more cynical and gritty realism that gradually curdles into a boiling and barnstorming finale - unifying in its utter abandon.

While The Murder Capital work up a storm in the studio, which we'll hopefully get to hear very soon, you should follow them on Facebook and Twitter, and get out to see them at one of these dates:

31st January – Liverpool – EBGB’s
1st February – Cardiff – Club Ifor Bach
2nd February – London – The Shacklewell Arms
3rd February – Brighton – The Prince Albert
5th February – Birmingham - The Sunflower Lounge
6th February – Newcastle – Think Tank? Underground
7th February – Glasgow – The Poetry Club
8th February – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s

They will also support IDLES at the band’s sold out show at The Electric Ballroom on 6th April.

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