VIDEO & TOUR NEWS: The Murder Capital drop video for new single “Green & Blue”, headline tour starts this week


The Murder Capital have 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.

A limited 12″ of the single will be released June 14th on Human Season Records and is available now for pre-order.

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 band will follow the release of their new single with a further UK & European tour starting this week. These dates include three shows at The Great Escape and a London headliner at The Lexington that sold out 6 weeks ahead.

You can catch the band live on the following dates:

1st May – Picture House Social Club – Sheffield
3rd May – Soup Kitchen – Manchester
4th May – Live At Leeds – Leeds
5th May – Handmade Festival – Leicester
8th May – The Jericho Tavern – Oxford
Thu 9th May – Prince Albert, Music From Ireland Showcase – Brighton
Thu 9th May – Paganini Ballroom, BBC Sounds Stage – Brighton
Fri 10th May – Green Door Store, Cool Brother Stage – Brighton
11th May – Eastbound Festival, Whelan’s – Dublin
14th May – Nice N Sleazy – Glasgow
15th May – The Polar Bear – Hull
16th May – The Lexington – London (Sold Out)

Further information on The Murder Capital:

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.

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