Dublin currently stands at the forefront of cities thriving in a hotbed of creativity despite being under the constant strain of gentrification and capitalism’s fists. The Murder Capital are one of the city’s most talked about propositions, and with their first single ‘Feeling Fades’, they show just why there is such anticipation within the Irish capital.
James McGovern’s aptness for embodying modern pathos in poetic form instantly protrudes the track, yet instead of dwelling in cascading melancholy, there is rasping desire, caustic directness and a foreboding wit that invigorates as much as it punches. Their sound sways with just as much controlled chaos. As McGovern rallies in the repetition of “it kept us all together”, the band are considered, building to thunderous crescendos that are primal and determined, capturing the exasperated spirit of McGovern as he wails towards the tracks closure.
Immediately The Murder Capital emit a passion that will turn heads, but importantly they are a voice with something to shout about, and that could truly cement them as something to cherish.
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