This Friday 16 August, sees the highly anticipated release of Irish band, The Murder Capital’s debut album, When I Have Fears. Named “Ireland’s best new rock band” by The Irish Times and said to be “Shaping up to be the next big punk export from across the Irish sea” by Q Magazine. The debut album, released in Australia and New Zealand by Liberator Music/Human Season Records and produced by legendary producer, Flood (Foals, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Depeche Mode), is ten tracks of relentless post-punk.
‘A debut album of rare potency’ ★★★★ – Q
‘Outstanding… one of the best debuts for some time’ 8/10 – Uncut
‘Without doubt this will be one of the most talked about records of 2019’ 8/10 – Louder Than War
‘An album just waiting eagerly to be a classic’ ★★★★1/2 – DIY
‘An intensely vulnerable, tender record’ 9/10 – Loud and Quiet
Watch the video for ‘Cling To Life’ here – https://youtu.be/_K67sRNLi4Q
Their debut album When I Have Fears is a purple bruise on the hard knee of the so-called post-punk resurgence. It is not a labour of love but a struggle through love, loneliness and grief that now sits weightless upon their five shoulders, not marching, but dancing, out into the cold light of day. It exists in two worlds which oppose each other yet breathe each other’s air, because ultimately it is an album about accepting that which you fear, loving that which you hate, feeling the excess that can only be found in isolation. The name When I Have Fears acknowledges its own vulnerability, and was given very early on to ensure that consistency of thought, and that beautiful arch in the narrative which gives space for the purging of guilt and leads, ultimately, to its final cathartic moments.
When I Have Fears is not black and white, it is a unique experience that becomes universal simply through listening, tethered together by an unbreakable tenderness.
Not black and white, but three anonymous bodies, cloaked and embracing in a pallid, grey-beige.
It is everything and it is nothing.
Shared by everyone and no one.
When I Have Fears
The Murder Capital
Out Friday 16 August through Liberator Music/Human Season Records
Pre-order available here
When I Have Fears tracklist:
- For Everything
- More Is Less
- Green & Blue
- Slowdance I
- Slowdance II
- On Twisted Ground
- Feeling Fades
- Don’t Cling To Life
- How The Streets Adore Me Now
- Love, Love, Love
WHEN I HAVE FEARS ALBUM OUT 16 AUGUST 2019
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