Dublin-based post-punk group the Murder Capital explore the darker side of society utilizing rumbling dread and the cathartic elements of post-punk as their tools.
Despite each member originating from locales across Ireland, the five met while studying at BIMM Music college in Dublin and formed a band comprising vocalist James McGovern and Damien Tuit (guitar), Diarmuid Brennan (drums), Cathal Roper (guitar), and Gabriel Paschal Blake (bass). They released their debut single “More or Less” in 2018 as a music video, which unexpectedly blew up online. With the hype swelling around them, they quickly began work on a debut album, 2019′s When I Have Fears. Produced by Mark Ellis (aka Flood) the album centers around the loss of a friend to suicide. When sitting down to write a follow-up, the band knew they had to evolve. An early iteration of the record emerged after an eight-month period, but the results were deemed too depressing. They decamped to London for another six months, resulting in Gigi's Recovery in 2022, which managed to explore a broader range of emotions. ~ Liam Martin